Lana Keeton, Spirit of Justice Statue Dec 2014

News

Keeton and the FDA Conspiracy Concerning Pelvic Mesh

MND, August 3, 2015 ~ Lana Keeton seeks compensatory damages of $7 million and punitive damages of $21 million from J&J, the FDA, its lawyers and employees. This story is continued from Part One. She’s a tough talking Texan given to accolades to the above, “This is God’s purpose for me. He perfectly prepared me
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News

Keeton at Hart Senate Office Dec 2014 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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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 J&J Execs Fight Deposition Request to Explain Mesh Particles in Packages

MND, June 26, 2015 ~ 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
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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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Jane Akre, editor
Mesh NewsDesk Four Years of News on Pelvic and Hernia Mesh Problems

Happy Birthday to Mesh News Desk.   Four years old this month began the journey.  From 2,500 mesh injury cases then, there are now more than 80,500 filed in one court, hernia and pelvic mesh problems continue to mount as does mesh litigation. To add to these staggering numbers, pelvic and hernia mesh is still used
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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 FDA Expert Panel Meets Sept. 24 Over Controversial Essure Birth Control Device

MND, July, 23, 2015 ~ 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.
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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 Cook Medical Pelvic Mesh Readies for Trial

MND, July 23, 2015 ~ 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
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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

MND, July 27, 2015 ~ 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
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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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