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Medical Compensation – When A Caller Asks If You’ve Had a Bladder Sling

Jul 27th, 2015 | By
Caller, On Hold Webstore

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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*New* Cook Medical Pelvic Mesh Readies for Trial

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By
cook website

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

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By
Essure, ABC, Tampa

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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J&J Should Break Up

Jul 21st, 2015 | By
Cramer, CNBC.com

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

Jul 20th, 2015 | By
Keeton at Hart Senate Office Dec 2014

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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Pelvic Mesh Trials Naming J&J

Jul 16th, 2015 | By
Gavel  500

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: Talk of Mesh Litigation Absent from 2 Q Report

Jul 15th, 2015 | By
j&j LOGO

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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Lawsuit Financing: What You Need to Know Before You Borrow

Jul 15th, 2015 | By
Scales of Justice, WikiCommons

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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*New* Power Morcellator Controversy Spurs FDA Proposal – But Does it Go Far Enough?

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
Power morcellator graphic, WSJ

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports on Friday the House passed a bill that would improve the safety monitoring of medical devices. It was inspired by a gynecological device – the power morcellator. The morcellator is a tool that is used to grind up growths in the uterus, however a woman has a one in
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Social Security Disability for the Mesh-Injured – What You Need to Know

Jul 8th, 2015 | By
Social Security image, CNN

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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