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Boston Scientific, CR Bard Mesh Not Defective Find Jurors in Kansas City Pelvic Mesh Trial

Mesh News Desk, February 2, 2016, Sherrer Verdict ~  In its second day of deliberations, jurors in the only pelvic mesh trial to name two defendant manufacturers in the same action, handed defendants Boston Scientific and CR Bard a victory in a Kansas City, Missouri product liability trial. Voting 10-2, jurors rejected the contention by
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News

boston sci tweets Sherrer Boston Sci Bard Pelvic Mesh Trial Finally Goes to the Jury

*Update- Tuesday morning,  Jury has this case now and a verdict could come at any time. Jurors wanted to see medical records though we are unclear what they asked for specifically.   Missouri Lawyers Weekly reporter Jessica Shumaker is in the courtroom. She tweeted in the closing that Dr. Shlomo Raz in a taped deposition
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j and j Johnson & Johnson Offers First Transvaginal Mesh Settlement $120 Million

Mesh News Desk, January 27, 2016 ~ Bloomberg News (here) reports Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $120 million to settle thousands of injury lawsuits filed by women implanted with the company’s transvaginal mesh. The offer resolves anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 lawsuits. The number represents $40,000 to $60,000 per case before legal fees and outstanding debt
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Judge Joseph Goodwin Judge Goodwin Defers Counterfeit Mesh Allegations Against Boston Scientific to the FDA

Mesh News Desk, January 27, 2016~Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing thousands of pelvic mesh injury cases in his West Virginia court has decided to let the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handle the latest hot potato – counterfeit mesh from China. Citing the doctrine of primary jurisdiction, the federal judge, in a January
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TVT graphic www.kup.at Carlino v. Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Trial Gets Started in Philadelphia

Mesh News Desk, January 26, 2016 ~ The plaintiffs are Sharon and Charles Carlino of New Jersey and they are finally having their day in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania court over her transvaginal mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson.  The case is A.  Carlino v. Ethicon, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 1306-03470 before Judge
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J&J logo J&J Cuts 3,000 Jobs in Medical Device Sector Due To Weak Performance

Mesh News Desk, January 19, 2016,  ~ Johnson & Johnson will cut about 3,000 jobs in its medical device division. The company based in New Brunswick, New Jersey made that announcement Tuesday. The  workforce cutback represents  more than 2 percent of J&J employees globally and 4-6% of medical device workers. “These actions recognize the changing needs
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Welcome

MAM rally in Charleston, WV in 2015 Welcome to Mesh News Desk

February 1, 2016~ Welcome to Mesh News Desk, Your Resource for mesh-related news and information. This site began more than four years ago when mesh litigation was in its early stages. Today there  more than 100,000 lawsuits filed in the U.S. alone and as well as cases filed around the globe.  At the same time
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Featured

Vigna cropped 200 Pudendal Neuralgia and Pelvic Mesh: Serious Injury – Serious Decisions

August 9, 2015 ~ Greg Vigna, MD, JD, is both a doctor and a lawyer who is directing his expertise as a traumatic injury specialist now to pelvic mesh injuries. As a physician he specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation caring for patients with severe traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. He understands` the
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FDA News

maude report nov 2014 Have You Filed Your FDA Adverse Event Report Concerning Surgical Mesh?

MND, November 17, 2015 ~ This woman did one year ago. She found the MAUDE database inside the FDA.  Here is the URL for her anonymous report she made after receiving the Gynecare (J&J) Prolift mesh kit.  See it  here.   You can also go to MedWatch and report your adverse event. ADVERSE EVENT What
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Legal News

e book cover Catastrophically Injured Pudendal Nerve Damage from Pelvic Mesh: Is Your Attorney Seeking Adequate Compensation?

MND, September 9, 2015 ~ Does your lawyer have a life care plan to take care of your present and future medical costs from a pelvic mesh implant?  The following is an article by Dr. Greg Vigna, JD and MD who can provide your lawyer with a realistic cost of your care for life to
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Medical News

dr walker and purple cropped Dr. Walker Answers Your Questions About Pelvic Mesh Injury

Mesh News Desk, August 19, 2015~  MND editor, Jane Akre asked many of you on our Facebook page to pose questions to Dr. Christopher Walker, a urogynecologist located in Orlando,  Florida.   He is one of the new doctors around the country who is capable of addressing mesh explants (removals) and mesh injury with a
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Op-Ed

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MND, August 20, 2015 ~ The goal of this website, Mesh News Desk (Mesh Medical Device News Desk)  is to provide information to survivors of pelvic and hernia mesh and medical devices to create empowered patients about the dangers and pitfalls of mesh implants. Over the past six months or so, we’ve seen some blogging
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Media Reports

Prolene hernia mesh removed after 1.5 yr. Patients Require Long-Term Tracking for Hernia Mesh Infections

  Mesh News Desk, February 1, 2016 ~ General Surgery News reports January 26, 2016 on a long-term study of hernia patients finds infections can take more than a year to emerge and infections are very common. The study, conducted by the Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, N.C.  found anywhere from 17 percent to 66 %
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Your Turn

Mesh Awareness Movement in Charleston, WV, June 2015 Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women Plan April Rally in Charleston, WV

Mesh News Desk, January 18, 2016 ~ Organizers of mesh-injured women want the public to know a rally is planned for Charleston, West Virginia on Monday, April 11, 2016. That is the date that 37 transvaginal mesh trials will be heard on the same day before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Goodwin. .  The defendant
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Mesh Reading Room Resource

TMWF mesh injury bracelet 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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