News

Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

  Mesh News Desk readers frequently share what they’ve been told during the consultation process with a doctor who is encouraging them to have a mesh implant as a treatment for incontinence or prolapse.  Unfortunately the stories have not changed much since this story first ran in April. If you have been diagnosed with incontinence
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bs logo Latest Trial – Plaintiffs Awarded $18.5 Million in Boston Scientific Mesh Sling Trial

Boston Scientific has suffered its latest in a series of losses in product liability cases involving its pelvic meshes. Thursday afternoon, a West Virginia jury determined each of the four plaintiff cases, consolidated in this federal court, should receive $1 million in punitive damages in their case against Boston Scientific in additional to compensatory damages
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Obtryx II Jury has Boston Scientific Obtryx Pelvic Mesh Case

At this hour the jury has the case of Tyree v Boston Scientific (2:12-cv-08633) filed in federal court in West Virginia.   Four women have had their cases consolidated in this federal proceeding.  All were implanted with the Obtryx Midurethral sling to treat incontinence. Their trial has entered its third week in federal court in
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Doug Bean in Maine and his friend. Hernia Mesh-Injured Doug Bean: Suffering in Silence and Neglect

The following letter came from Doug Bean, a hernia mesh injured man living in Maine. Please read his story. It is what happens when humans ignore the plight of those suffering and even to the extent of discontinuing their medical coverage, which is unconscionable. Should polypropylene mesh be contraindicated when one is already trying to
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Pinnacle pelvic floor repair kit Jury Awards $26.7 Million to Four Women Injured by Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh!

A nine-person jury in the defective product trial of a pelvic mesh product made by Boston Scientific this evening decided the four women should receive over $6 million each for the injuries they suffered!  The nine-person jury entered into deliberations 2 pm today (Thursday, November 13) and delivered their verdict about four hours later. Thanks
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Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair kit Day 7: Boston Scientific Case with the Jury!

At this writing, the case of four mesh-injured patients who claim the Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit is defective is in the hands of the nine-person jury. The defense wrapped up its case around 2 pm Thursday after two days of testimony to assure jurors the Pinnacle mesh kit was a safe and
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Welcome

Peace on Earth by Mark Adamus December 2014 – Welcome to Mesh News Desk

Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! As the year comes to an end it is time to reflect on pain and success. And peace. Your editor talks to many in the mesh-injured community and some folks are just now beginning to realize they have a problem with their pelvic or hernia
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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

judge mallet 200 Christine Scott: Bard $5.5 Million Loss at Trial Survives Appeal

Mesh maker C.R. Bard had challenged the jury award of $5.5 million for plaintiff Christine and Roy Scott in the first pelvic trial in the country in July 2012. Now that jury decision has been upheld.   The appellate opinion was issued by the California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District in a unanimous opinion by a
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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

leaves Kentucky Mesh Survivor Power- Catch Them Before Nov. Elections

Kentucky Women – Don’t Shut Up, Speak Up!! One Kentucky Mesh Survivor has been very busy as an Influencer with Coordinated Actions. She says, “I believe we all need to stand up and move forward. We can’t ask for help and not be willing to help ourselves. I’m working toward US Senators and next is
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Mesh Reading Room Resource

sunflower In the Beginning: Suffering in Silence

I recently was asked how I started with mesh as a topic for reporting. I’m not mesh-injured myself. The reader wanted to know if I had a family member or friend who had mesh. No, I said, but when working as the National News Editor for InjuryBoard people started calling me. This was back in
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