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Budke v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Death Case Settles!

Without knowing any specifics, our court watcher reports the Budke v. Ethicon case settled Wednesday afternoon January 21, after a two week trial. She approached the area where one is scanned into the courtroom and saw J&J attorney  Christy Jones talking with jurors. That is not allowed if court is in session and atrial is
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News

Macrophages at work, Stonybrook Medicine Defense Experts Refute Pelvis Mesh Infection Theory in J&J Death Case

Early this week, defense attorneys for Johnson & Johnson and its medical device division, Ethicon, questioned two expert witnesses. Both would try and dispel the plaintiffs’ case that Joan Budke died of a septic condition that traveled from her pelvis to her lungs and resulted in her death in August 2009. The source of the
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mallet and money Defense Granted Punitive Motion in J&J Pelvic Mesh Case

The pelvic mesh death case of Budke v. Ethicon continued Monday in a Camden Co. Missouri courtroom with the defense granted its motion to deny punitive damages to the plaintiffs.   Last Friday, attorneys for  Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of Ethicon, requested that punitive damages be denied and the case be thrown out
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anonymous artist courtroom J & J Asks for Directed Verdict to End Defective Mesh Trial

The plaintiffs in the Budke v Ethicon trial in this Camden Co. Missouri courtroom planned to bring their eight day trial to a close today. But before they did, there was one more witness who appeared via videotape, Dr. Durwood Neal, a urologist from Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Neal would be brought in talk about how
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ethicon logo Plaintiffs Wraps Budke V. Ethicon with Family, Executives of J&J

A string of corporate executives with Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, highlighted this next to last day for the plaintiffs’ case in Budke v. Ethicon.  These were the individuals who allowed the Prolift pelvic mesh to be marketed in March 2005 with very little warning to implanting doctors or to the women who
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Dr. John Godleski, Harvard Pathologist Septic Emboli Killed Pelvic Mesh Victim Says Harvard Doctor

It is the leading theory of the plaintiffs in this pelvic mesh case of Budke v. Ethicon- septic emboli killed Joan Budke, age 77, after her Prolift Pelvic Mesh implant became infected. Today on the stand was Harvard pathologist, Dr. John Godleski, to confirm that diagnosis. Before trial, an attorney for the defense, Daniel Ball,
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Welcome

year 100 Hello 2015! Mesh Makers are You Listening?

Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! As wonderful as the holidays were to enjoy some downtime and relaxation (as relaxed as one can get with a foreign body implanted in one’s pelvic region), it’s time to renew the awareness of pelvic mesh and push the powers that be. Time to get active! 
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Featured

FAVORABLE JURY VERDICTS CONTINUE IN TRANSVAGINAL MESH (TVM) LITIGATION—IS AMS WATCHING?

By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP                 In recent months, Endo Pharmaceuticals made several announcements concerning global settlements in the transvaginal mesh litigation against American Medical Systems (AMS) pending before Judge Goodwin in federal district court in West Virginia (MDL 2325).  Based on the numbers of women participating, the AMS
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FDA News

red flag waving FDA – What Are We Waiting For?

FDA-What Are We Waiting For? It’s been months since the FDA said a word about mesh, and years since it’s known stronger action was needed. Meanwhile, more and more people are getting hurt. Sign our letter below to let them know how you feel. Tell the FDA: Stop hesitating. Reclassify all pelvic mesh as high-risk.
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Legal News

Courthouse on beautiful sunny day from east side NEW* Cisson $2 Million Verdict Will Stand

Judge Joseph Goodwin has ruled the $2 million jury award in the Donna Cisson case will stand. The August 2013 case against C.R. Bard over its defective Avaulta pelvic mesh was the first jury trial among the seven manufacturers whose cases have been consolidated in this Charleston, WV courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin is overseeing mutidistrict
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Medical News

Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Clinic, Toronto Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection and fistulas, among other problems. General Surgery News reports on the March 2014
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Op-Ed

Anonymous woman, WikiCommons Women’s Words Speak Truth About Mesh

Remember the Stories of Anger series from a couple of years ago? Read it here. Women were speaking out and expressing their frustration with the medical system, their anger at the Food and Drug Administration and of course, their disgust with pelvic mesh manufacturers. The following are some of their quotes. I am now looking
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Media Reports

daily record story by marion scott rio de janero Scotland: Win Big Prizes from Pushing Pelvic Mesh!

Believe it not pushing mesh implants can win you a prize trip to Brazil! Marion Scott of the Sunday Mail and Daily Record investigates a contest among mesh recruiters with a prize for the highest number of mesh recruits of a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Laptops were also offered to incentivize patient signups.
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Your Turn

by Jade R. NEW * Mesh Graphic Says it All!

Here is an image sent to Mesh News by Jade R. Thank you Jade. No further words are needed. What would your caption be?   

Mesh Reading Room Resource

TMWF mesh injury bracelet NEW* The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured Store

As part of their fundraising efforts, The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured is selling these beautiful Mesh Awareness turquoise and black bracelets to help in its ongoing educational efforts. Quite the conversation starter in turquoise or black… and beautifully made.  A thoughtful gift for anyone and everyone affected by pelvic or hernia mesh!  Yes
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