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News

Closing Arguments: Perry v. Ethicon Mesh Trial

At this writing  the Perry v. Ethicon case has gone to the jury. Since court is in recess today, Friday, the jurors will be back to deliberate Monday.  That marks the sixth week of this trial! The product liability case concerns the Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) pelvic mesh, the Abbrevo, a sling used to treat
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News

Dr. Brian Flynn, U of Colorado urologist Doctors Refute Ms. Perry’s Mesh Injury Claims

**Update*  At this writing, the Perry case has gone to the jury** MND will bring you the verdict when it becomes available.** Medical doctors who treated or examined Ms. Coleen Perry, the plaintiff in Perry v. Ethicon, (1:13-cv-00729-AWI-JLT), took the stand to testify in the fifth week of her trial against Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson
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aaabard logo Bard Execs Sell Off Stock, Make No Promises to Investors

Sleek Money reports (here) that  the Chief Operating Officer for C.R. Bard, John H. Weiland sold off 13,616 shares of company stock on Tuesday, February 17. With the stock selling at $174.51 a share, it brought Mr. Weiland $2,376,128.16, according to the report.  The sale was disclosed in a SEC filing. See it here. The COO currently
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Lori Cohen and team in Charleston, August 2013 Eleventh-Hour Settlement in Bard Avaulta Trial Set to Begin in Charleston Federal Court

Mesh News Desk  has learned from two reputable sources connected to the court that a settlement was reached over the weekend in the federal trial of  Debra Wise v. C.R. Bard. It was set to begin before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Wednesday, February
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Mr. and Mrs. Perry zip lining in Hawaii, 2012 Perry Hammered About Her Medical Past in Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to live streaming video of the Perry v. Ethicon trial. Mesh News Desk is prevented from showing any plaintiffs or evidence or from quoting directly from the case. On Monday, February 9, the plaintiff in Perry v. Ethicon, (Case 1:13-cv-00729-AWI-JLT), took the stand again after a long weekend break.
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cvn Plaintiff on the Stand in Perry v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial

Thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to live streaming video of the Perry v. Ethicon trial. Mesh News Desk is prevented from showing any plaintiffs or evidence or from quoting directly from the case. Coleen Perry took the stand in her pelvic mesh defective product case against Ethicon on Wednesday, February 4. She is
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Welcome

tea 200 New Year~ Renewed Determination!

Hello February~ Those of you who are socked in with winter, I’m sorry. When it hits 60 degrees in Florida, we complain and have a cup of hot tea. But spring lies ahead and so does movement in this Mesh Mess. Mesh News Desk (MND or MMDND) has been covering the issues surrounding pelvic and
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Featured

ARICEPT 23: An Unusual Dose Means More Dollars for Drug Companies

By Dan C. Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP.  With the clock about to run out on patent protection for their blockbuster drug Aricept, prescribed to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), two pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer, Inc. and Eisai Inc., came up with a brazen idea to dodge patent expiration and continue to reap profits. The
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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

j&j LOGO Patient Advocate Files Racketeering Charges Against FDA, Mesh Maker and Doctor Over Injuries

A patient advocate has filed a Pro Se complaint against Johnson & Johnson accusing it of organized corruption. In the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the petitioner says defendants have engaged in “a fraudulent scheme in violation of the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)”.
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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

from Sunday Mail, Scotland Mesh Operations Continue in Scotland Despite Suspension

Journalist Marion Scott is leading the way again with her reporting on the mesh surgery scandal in Scotland. According to her article in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, ever since the government urged the country to stop using transvaginal mesh in that country, there have been 166 operations. Scott reports eight health boards have
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Your Turn

biomaterial act REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98

Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives This petition will be delivered to: U.S. House of Representatives REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98 We, the undersigned, call on the United States House of Representatives to consider repealing the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 and hold any supplier of raw material such as Dacron, Polytetrafluoroethylene
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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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