All entries by this author

$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

Sep 30th, 2014 | By
$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

Breaking  News* This afternoon Endo International announced a master settlement has been reached that will resolve the lawsuits facing the vaginal mesh maker and its subsidiary AMS (American Medical Systems). The press release says the settlement in no way admits any liability or fault. In its most recent SEC report from July, AMS tells shareholders
[continue reading...]



Scottish Medical Officer Says Docs Can Continue to Implant Mesh Despite Mesh Suspension

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
Scottish Medical Officer Says Docs Can Continue to Implant Mesh Despite Mesh Suspension

Marion Scott, the reporter who has passionately reported on the pelvic mesh issue for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspaper in Scotland, reports a top medical adviser to the Scottish government suggests doctors may continue to perform mesh implants even though the Health Secretary has advised use of pelvic mesh be suspended. Dr. Frances
[continue reading...]



100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders

Mesh News Desk has done the math and the numbers of pelvic mesh lawsuits just keeps rising. Including the numbers from the mesh makers latest Securities and Exchange Filings with the federal government, the number of defective mesh cases now hovers at the 100-thousand lawsuit mark. Even with 67,322 cases filed in federal court in
[continue reading...]



Hip Implant Dangers

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

test story test st ory… Share this:



Report Finds Doctors Still Using Power Morcellator Despite the Risks

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
Report Finds Doctors Still Using Power Morcellator Despite the Risks

Months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a medical device could spread deadly uterine cancer, many doctors and hospitals are still using it. The power morcellator made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was removed from the market after the FDA warned it could spread undetected uterine cancers. A report in the Wall
[continue reading...]



Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Sep 19th, 2014 | By
Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Are you able to travel to Dallas October 6 to observe the Figueroa trial against Boston Scientific in Dallas?  Judge Molberg will preside, the same judge who recently oversaw the $73.5 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Martha Salazar.  Mesh News Desk is looking for Court Watchers to continue to inform others about what is
[continue reading...]



Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

According to an article in Lawyers and Settlements lawsuits are still being filed against the maker of the Kugel Hernia Mesh. Mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard offered a $184 million settlement more than three years ago to some 3,000 Kugel mesh implanted patients.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began the Kugel recall in 2005 and
[continue reading...]



Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

According to this article in Lawyers and Settlements, lawyers for Maria Cardenas (Cardenas v. Boston Scientific) were not allowed to introduce to the jury the Material Safety Data Sheet.  The MSDS, you’ll recall from other trials, is a breakdown of the raw material that comes from oil companies,  Phillips or Sunoco, that goes into the
[continue reading...]



This Has To Stop!

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
This Has To Stop!

 A mesh injured woman who does not want to be identified writes:        “These products need to stop! Life as it once was before my mesh implant is gone.          “It has been replaces with relentless pain 24/7, total loss of my bladder and bowels, infections. For years I went from doctor
[continue reading...]



Attorney Tells Mesh News Desk Why the $73 Mill Win in Salazar Case?

Sep 9th, 2014 | By
Attorney Tells Mesh News Desk Why the $73 Mill Win in Salazar Case?

Mesh News Desk talked tonight with David Matthews, of Matthews & Associates, one of the Texas law firms that represented Mrs. Salazar.  This case was heard in state court under Judge Ken Molberg and only the third case naming manufacturer, Boston Scientific. The two cases heard in August, Cardenas and Albright, both were decided by
[continue reading...]



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.