Keeton at Hart Senate Office Dec 2014

News

Patient Advocate Lana Keeton Sues J&J, FDA for Criminal Obstruction of Justice – Dead Women Matter!

Lana Keeton has probably done more to bring awareness of the pelvic mesh mess than any single individual. She has spoken to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), held rallies in Washington, D.C., testified to the expert panel convened to discuss transvaginal mesh in September 2011. Having worked within the system for so long, with
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News

Gavel  500 Pelvic Mesh Trials Naming J&J

The following is a partial list of the upcoming pelvic mesh trials naming J&J’s Ethicon mesh as defective. Understand that the  schedule frequently changes so this is the most up-to-date. Other manufacturers cases will be added as they become available.  Trial updates The Jennifer Ramirez v. Ethicon  case was supposed to start July 13 in
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j&j LOGO J&J: Talk of Mesh Litigation Absent from 2 Q Report

Notably absent from the Johnson & Johnson Second Quarter report is any discussion of pelvic mesh litigation, its cost and its specific toll on the company. Speaking to a group of investors Tuesday, CEO Alex Gorsky did not mention pelvic mesh, transvaginal, urology, gynecology, or of the 35,000 or so product liability cases the company is facing.
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mesh particles *New* J&J Execs Fight Deposition Request to Explain Mesh Particles in Packages

According to a filing in a West Virginia federal court last week, Johnson & Johnson objects to the document production request its executives must bring to their August 5th oral and videotaped deposition. Last month the healthcare giant was told to have its designated executives from its Ethicon division along with requested documents, to be present in
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Biofilm, UC Berkley The Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Pelvic Mesh Slings for Incontinence

According to ongoing research, bacterial biofilms are being studied for their role in inciting an autoimmune response in patients implanted with transvaginal mesh used to treat incontinence.  It’s long been noted that a mesh implant can cause pain, infection, organ perforation, nerve entrapment and vaginal scarring. Systemic symptoms have been noted as well and include muscle
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ethicon logo *Updated* J&J Facing 37 Pelvic Mesh Trials in December

In an attempt to move the enormous number of transvaginal pelvic mesh cases through his court, Judge Joseph Goodwin will consolidate for trial 37 cases naming Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) to be heard in his Charleston, WV court on December 7, 2015.  Previously filed as 26 cases last month, that was soon updated to 29 product liability
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Welcome

aaafulll moon Hello July Moon and Mesh News Desk Readers

Welcome to Mesh News Desk aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your online source for news about the mesh industry, and legal implications of 100,000 product liability lawsuits, the latest in medical news as well as interviews with leaders in the field and the women affected by this fiasco. If you are new to this
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Featured

Social Security image, CNN Social Security Disability for the Mesh-Injured – What You Need to Know

Many Mesh News Desk readers find the complications they suffer as a result of their pelvic mesh or hernia mesh implant has left them unable to work.  This is no small matter but society provides a safety net in the form of Social Security, a federal program to help the retired, disabled, or children of
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FDA News

Essure, ABC, Tampa *New* FDA Expert Panel Meets Sept. 24 Over Controversial Essure Birth Control Device

The following is from the FDA’s website.  The issue of the controversial Essure birth control implant has made the headlines. Women claim they have been injured by the implant which is made by Bayer HealthCare.  The implant is placed through the vagina and into the fallopian tube to prevent pregnancy.  Bayer calls this “permanent birth
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Legal News

Scales of Justice, WikiCommons Lawsuit Financing: What You Need to Know Before You Borrow

SPONSORED CONTENT Mesh News Desk editor, Jane Akre interviewed Mark Bello of Lawsuit Financial Corp of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Mr. Bello provides MND readers with some solid information they need to understand before reaching out to seek funding to make ends meet in advance of a expected lawsuit settlement. Yes, funding in advance of a
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Medical News

dr walker high res cropped Urogynecologist Dr. Walker Talks Mesh Removals and Worst Offenders

Dr. Christopher Walker is a Urogynecologist located in Orlando, Florida. His practice focuses on urogynecology and female pelvic reconstruction.  His office link Besturogyn.com is here.  This month he is also a supporter of Mesh News Desk.  Mesh News Desk editor, Jane Akre recently interviewed Dr. Walker who has patients from around the world visiting his
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Op-Ed

cook website *New* Cook Medical Pelvic Mesh Readies for Trial

In this Op-Ed story by Joe Saunders, Saunders and Walker, he reports Cook Medical is preparing for trial of hundreds of women implanted with its form of pelvic mesh.   Implanted transvaginally like polypropylene (PP) mesh, the biologic mesh from Cook Medical is made from pig intestines. It is supposed to provide better integration with the
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Media Reports

Cramer, CNBC.com J&J Should Break Up

Jim Cramer of CNBC is known for waving his arms about the latest stock trades or dumb business decisions.   Now he is adamant that healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson should break up.  In Monday’s rant, he says the company is divided clearly into three distinct divisions, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods and Medical Devices, the latter
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Your Turn

Caller, On Hold Webstore Medical Compensation – When A Caller Asks If You’ve Had a Bladder Sling

Sometimes one can actually find humor in this mesh mess.  Easy for me to say, I’m not injured. But let me share this with you – the ultimate irony. Frankly, I couldn’t believe my ears. Late last week I got a call from “Patrick.”  He had an Indian accent. Patrick said he was with Medical
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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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