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September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! When it rains it pours.  This week there were THREE pelvis mesh trials all at the same time! Forget the fact that we have waited for many months to have any litigation…. then they come all at once.  Thanks goes out to Courtroom View Network,
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Judge Denies Directed Verdict and Punitives in Federal J&J Trial

Aug 29th, 2014 | By
Judge Denies Directed Verdict and Punitives in Federal J&J Trial

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. Plaintiffs Rest their Case As the plaintiffs rested their case in
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*Breaking News* Boston Scientific Wins Second Defective Mesh Trial

Aug 29th, 2014 | By

This is the second win in as many months in a Massachusetts  courtroom for pelvic mesh maker, Boston Scientific. The Obtryx pelvic mesh implanted in Maria Cardenas of Utah was not defectively designed, the jury ruled Friday. The company provided adequate warnings about its health risks as well, according to the jury.  A failure to
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J&J Attacks Credibility of Plaintiff Expert Witness

Aug 29th, 2014 | By
J&J Attacks Credibility of Plaintiff Expert Witness

FRIDAY’S TESTIMONY On this fifth day of the Huskey v Ethicon case, it would be important for Johnson & Johnson to raise questions about the credibility and conclusions of Thursday’s expert witness for the plaintiff, world renowned urogynecologist Dr. Jerry Blavais. Plaintiff, Jo Huskey had a TVT-O implanted in February of 2011 to treat urinary
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Cardenas v Boston Scientific – Jury Questions as They Deliberate

Aug 29th, 2014 | By

The latest in the Cardenas case! The case has gone to the jury, but it doesn’t appear a verdict will come immediately.  Maria Cardenas was implanted with a Boston Scientific Obtryx sling to treat incontinence.  She claims she is permanently injured. See Mesh News Desk trial coverage here. On Thursday, August 28th, the jurors in
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Renowned Urologist for the Plaintiffs Does Not Use Synthetic Mesh

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Renowned Urologist for the Plaintiffs Does Not Use Synthetic Mesh

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. You could call the afternoon witness in the Huskey v. Ethicon
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Huskey v Ethicon Day 4- Huskey Takes the Stand

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Huskey v Ethicon Day 4- Huskey Takes the Stand

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. Jo Huskey, 54 took the stand in this, Day 4 of
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Day Three: Huskey v. Ethicon Searching for Pain Solutions

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Day Three: Huskey v. Ethicon Searching for Pain Solutions

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. ## As typically happens, many pelvic mesh patients undergo a round
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J&J Creed Promises High Quality as Pelvic Mesh Complaints Come In

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
J&J Creed Promises High Quality as Pelvic Mesh Complaints Come In

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. ## Jo Huskey was an active women. She enjoyed hiking with
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J&J Federal Trial – Transvaginal Tape Risks Outweigh Benefits

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
J&J Federal Trial – Transvaginal Tape Risks Outweigh Benefits

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. ## Tuesday in the trial of Huskey v. Ethicon, the fourth
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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.