Archive for April 2012

New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

Apr 30th, 2012 | By
New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from surgical mesh and defective metal hip devices.
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Couple Finds No-Mesh Hernia Repair Doctor in Fresno

Apr 30th, 2012 | By
Couple Finds No-Mesh Hernia Repair Doctor in Fresno

Sue Wilson and Harry Cowan had a dilemma. The couple from Northern California are friends of mine and Sue even included me in her latest film, Broadcast Blues, about the failures of the FCC to regulate broadcasters. But Harry had developed a hernia and it needed to be addressed. She knew I was working on
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History in the Making Petition by Meshies United UK Group

Apr 30th, 2012 | By
History in the Making Petition by Meshies United UK Group

 Petition Delivered to 10 Downing Street I would like to introduce myself. My name is Teresa Hughes The Owner and Founder of The Meshies United Group in the United Kingdom. I originate from Liverpool, Merseyside, England the home of The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club. I had an operation for stress incontinence and the mesh
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The Future of Mesh Sales is Rosy Says Market Research Group

Apr 26th, 2012 | By
The Future of Mesh Sales is Rosy Says Market Research Group

April 24, 2012 ~ Even though the number of lawsuits against synthetic mesh manufacturers is growing by the day, surgical mesh products are expected to surge in sales in 2012, according to the Millennium Research Group (MRG). The group interviewed 181 U.S. surgeons (gynecologists, urologists and urogynecologists) in November and December of last year. Among
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Canadian Courts Take Aim At Ethicon

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By
Canadian Courts Take Aim At Ethicon

April 23, 2012 ~ The case against Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, and Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology and Gynacare was filed in Ontario Superior Court of Justice on February 3, 2012 but details are now just surfacing. The claim names Plaintiffs Janice Carol Kouyoumjian and Terrence Kouyoumjian (her spouse) on behalf of themselves and others
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Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By
Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

“I’m a pretty smart cookie. I’ve tested genius, but trust me I’m at half capacity.” So says 58-year-old Mary Blanks of Erie, Pennsylvania. The Methodist pastor was named Minority Business Woman of the Year for Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1990 as the entrepreneur behind her chain of beauty supply stores, Blanks Beauty & Barber Supplies and
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Michigan Lawmaker Wants FDA Promoting Jobs, Industry

Apr 20th, 2012 | By
Michigan Lawmaker Wants FDA Promoting Jobs, Industry

April 20, 2012 ~ Ask most Americans and they would say that the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to protect us from unsafe food, medications and medical devices. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) would like to expand the role of the FDA to include jobs promotion and growth for industry, a
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CTV – Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

Apr 18th, 2012 | By
CTV – Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

April 17, 2012 ~ CTV National News on Tuesday, April 17, ran a taped story of two women who are involved in a multimillion dollar class action lawsuit in Canada over vaginal mesh. The women are now disabled and unable to work as a result of being implanted with synthetic surgical mesh as a treatment
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Lead Counsel Chosen in Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Apr 13th, 2012 | By
Lead Counsel Chosen in Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Friday, April 13, 2012 ~ This morning the lead attorneys were chosen who will represent the transvaginal surgical mesh product liability cases consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia and the Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin. Bryan F. Aylstock (Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, and Overholtz),  Henry Garrard (Blasingame, Burch, Garrard, Ashley)  and Fred Thompson (Motley Rice)
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Lead Attorneys to be Chosen in Transvaginal Mesh Cases Friday, April 13

Apr 12th, 2012 | By
Lead Attorneys to be Chosen in Transvaginal Mesh Cases Friday, April 13

The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin will oversee a hearing Friday, April 13, to decide who will be the lead attorneys in the consolidated lawsuits over defective transvaginal mesh. Hundreds of cases have been consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia in Multidistrict litigation (MDL) that name mesh manufacturers Ethicon, Inc ( MDL No. 2327),
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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.