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Expecting a Mesh Settlement? Will a Special Needs Trust Work for You?

Jul 7th, 2015 | By
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Many women find themselves in this situation – they are about to receive a settlement as a result of a personal injury lawsuit, in this case a pelvic mesh injury.    But if she also receives any means-tested government disability benefits, this settlement might not seem like good news at all. Settlement proceeds payable either as a
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Hello July Moon and Mesh News Desk Readers

Jul 1st, 2015 | By
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Welcome to Mesh News Desk aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your online source for news about the mesh industry, and legal implications of 100,000 product liability lawsuits, the latest in medical news as well as interviews with leaders in the field and the women affected by this fiasco. If you are new to this
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Mesh Maker Covidien Agrees to Settle 11,000 Claims

Jun 30th, 2015 | By
covidien and medtronic logo

Covidien will settle some of the 11,000 pelvic mesh claims it has pending in federal court, Reuters reports citing court documents. There is no word on the amount of settlement dollars being offered and no specificity on the number of outstanding product liability claims that will be included in the settlement. This would be the third
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*NEW* Caldera Medical Introduces New Pelvic Mesh

Jun 29th, 2015 | By
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Despite 100,000 defective product lawsuits facing makers of  polypropylene pelvic mesh, device maker Caldera Medical has plans to launch a new version of pelvic mesh to be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. The Vertessa Lite has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through its 510(k) approval process. Light blue in color,
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*New* J&J Execs Fight Deposition Request to Explain Mesh Particles in Packages

Jun 26th, 2015 | By
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According to a filing in a West Virginia federal court last week, Johnson & Johnson objects to the document production request its executives must bring to their August 5th oral and videotaped deposition. Last month the healthcare giant was told to have its designated executives from its Ethicon division along with requested documents, to be present in
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The Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Pelvic Mesh Slings for Incontinence

Jun 24th, 2015 | By
Biofilm, UC Berkley

According to ongoing research, bacterial biofilms are being studied for their role in inciting an autoimmune response in patients implanted with transvaginal mesh used to treat incontinence.  It’s long been noted that a mesh implant can cause pain, infection, organ perforation, nerve entrapment and vaginal scarring. Systemic symptoms have been noted as well and include muscle
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*New* Judge Goodwin’s June 2 Status Hearing – on Mesh, Medicare and Media

Jun 21st, 2015 | By
Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, overseeing bellwether mesh trials

Many readers have asked about the contents of the June 2 Status hearing in Charleston, West Virginia called by Judge Joseph Goodwin. He is overseeing more than 77,000 pelvic mesh cases in his federal courtroom. The hearing brought lawyers from five mesh manufacturers (Bard, AMS, Boston Scientific, Ethicon and Coloplast) as well as the attorneys
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*Updated* J&J Facing 37 Pelvic Mesh Trials in December

Jun 16th, 2015 | By
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In an attempt to move the enormous number of transvaginal pelvic mesh cases through his court, Judge Joseph Goodwin will consolidate for trial 37 cases naming Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) to be heard in his Charleston, WV court on December 7, 2015.  Previously filed as 26 cases last month, that was soon updated to 29 product liability
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Restorative Justice Proposal for Transvaginal Mesh Harmed Women

Jun 15th, 2015 | By
Anonymous woman, WikiCommons

Restorative Justice Proposal for Transvaginal Mesh Harmed Women Proposed by Mesh Harmed Women May 29th 2015 Nonie Wideman Advocate for Mesh Harmed Women PO Box 134, Rose Prairie BC, Canada, V0C2H0 Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, Judge P.O. Box 2546 Charleston, WV 25329-2546 7009 Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse 300 Virginia Street E. Charleston, WV 25301
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Urogynecologist Dr. Walker Talks Mesh Removals and Worst Offenders

Jun 8th, 2015 | By
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Dr. Christopher Walker is a Urogynecologist located in Orlando, Florida. His practice focuses on urogynecology and female pelvic reconstruction.  His office link Besturogyn.com is here.  This month he is also a supporter of Mesh News Desk.  Mesh News Desk editor, Jane Akre recently interviewed Dr. Walker who has patients from around the world visiting his
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