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*New* Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Trials

May 19th, 2015 | By
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For all who might be interested in attending one of the upcoming mesh trials – here is a calendar of the latest cases ahead. Visiting for one day- perhaps opening arguments – is a real eye opener and gives a real appreciation on what must happen procedurally. Watch for evidence that is allowed in, evidence
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Conflict of Interest on Medical Boards Abounds

May 18th, 2015 | By
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                                                    Thanks to Joleen Chambers, a patient advocate a tireless champion of a patient’s right to know.  She writes to Mesh News Desk about important issues you can be involved with
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Sanchez v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Case Settles Before Closing Arguments

May 11th, 2015 | By
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Mesh News Desk has confirmed that the federal bellwether pelvic mesh trial of Sanchez v. Boston Scientific settled Monday morning just before the Los Angeles jury heard closing arguments. The defective product case began one week ago and represented the sixth trial facing the Massachusetts-based manufacturer of pelvic mesh implants. Monday, May 11, a Delaware
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Hello May- Doctor Duh!

Apr 30th, 2015 | By
Jane Akre, editor Mesh News Desk

This story was originally submitted to the New York Times as an Op-Ed. It was not picked up. So far mainstream media has a blackout on this type of news, likely because of the potential advertisers who make these medical devices. I thought I would post it here for May because lately I’m hearing from
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Boston Scientific Offers First Settlement to 3,000 Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women

Apr 28th, 2015 | By
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In a regulatory filing (here), Boston Scientific Corp announced today it’s reached a settlement of $119 million to resolve 2,970 product liability cases concerning pelvic mesh. That would amount to an average award of just $40,000 per claim.  Claims are generally awarded based on the degree of injury resulting from a pelvic mesh implant so
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May Brings Two Defective Mesh Trials Naming Boston Scientific

Apr 28th, 2015 | By
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Add these two upcoming cases to your mesh calendar. Sanchez Trial On May 5th in a federal court in Los Angeles, Roseanne Sanchez will take her product liability case against Boston Scientific before a jury.   The Honorable John F. Walter of the Central District of California will oversee the five-day trial.  (Sanchez v. Boston Scientific 2:12-cv-05762) 
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*New* Ultrasound is the Best Imaging for Pelvic Mesh Issues

Apr 23rd, 2015 | By
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Imaging of pelvic symptoms is best addressed with ultrasound as the first choice, according to a recently published article in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.    This has long been the contention of experts in mesh removals and complications and supports the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine initiative called Ultrasound First. It urges
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*Revised* Anatomy of an AMS Settlement – 692 Pelvic Mesh Injury Claims to be Resolved?

Apr 20th, 2015 | By
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American Medical Systems (AMS) has sent a settlement letter to 692 women who claim mesh-related injuries.  These are women represented one of the settlement counsel. There are at least 100 law firms representing injured women who have been encouraged by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who oversees the federal cases, to reach a settlement.     The
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*New* Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured

Apr 20th, 2015 | By
Elaine and Olive, Scottish Mesh Survivors

The Scottish Mesh Survivors has a newly erected website to solidify the unity of women who are part of the mesh-injured community in Scotland.  Check it out here. Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy are featured.   They are two of the leaders of the group who petitioned their Scottish Parliament to hold a hearing on
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*New* New Brunswick Today Covers J&J Upcoming Shareholders Meeting

Apr 14th, 2015 | By
State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, Locations of this year's shareholder's meeting.

Thanks to reporter David Schatz of New Brunswick Today for the reminder about next week’s Johnson & Johnson shareholder’s meeting. Included in the story is a link to Mesh News Desk and coverage of those We Are Mesh Survivors members who attended last year’s event at the Hyatt Regency, directly across from J&J headquarters. Three
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