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Day 7: Boston Scientific Case with the Jury!

Nov 13th, 2014 | By
Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair kit

At this writing, the case of four mesh-injured patients who claim the Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit is defective is in the hands of the nine-person jury. The defense wrapped up its case around 2 pm Thursday after two days of testimony to assure jurors the Pinnacle mesh kit was a safe and
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Day Five: Doctors who Disagree with Pelvic Mesh as the “Standard of Care”

Nov 12th, 2014 | By
Wilkie Ferguson federal court, Miami

If the lawyers working for Boston Scientific need to convince a jury that polypropylene pelvic mesh is the “standard of care” that is the accepted norm by most in the medical community, then a series of obstacles were thrown in path of that argument in a Miami federal court Friday November 7th.   The plaintiffs’ case
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Day Four: Doctors and Patients in Boston Scientific Pinnacle Mesh Trial

Nov 6th, 2014 | By
4 jurors

DAY FOUR: Two of the four female plaintiffs who’ve filed defective product cases against mesh maker Boston Scientific (BSC) appeared on the stand in this fourth day in a Miami federal courtroom. It will be up to the 9 person jury to decide, by the preponderance of the evidence, whether the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair
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DAY THREE: The Father of the Pinnacle Mesh Kit

Nov 6th, 2014 | By
Dr. Dennis Miller, urogynecologist

Mesh News Desk thanks the many donors and Herman Gerel Law and Saunders & Walker for their contributions to this coverage! Dr. Dennis Miller is a Wisconsin based medical doctor. While he has extensive training as a urogynecologist, Dr. Miller also has another role – he works extensively with medical device manufacturers and is the
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Boston Scientific Day Two: The Problem with Pinnacle and Polypropylene

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

In this second day of a federal product liability trial of four women implanted with the Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh Kit,  polypropylene (PP) was on the stand as well as the Boston Scientific (BSC). Marlex was the name of the BSC polypropylene mesh.  The raw material is supplied by the petroleum company, Chevron Phillips, which supplies
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Day One for Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Mesh Kit

Nov 4th, 2014 | By
Gavel  500

Judge Joseph Goodwin was dwarfed by enormity of the cavernous federal courtroom on the 13th floor of the Wilkie Ferguson courthouse in downtown Miami. Goodwin, from Charleston WV, was filling a vacancy in another federal judge’s courtroom while his West Virginia court is the scene of another trial pitting four women against Boston Scientific over
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Multi-Plaintiff Hernia Mesh Case Against Atrium Medical Co. Will Proceed in California Court

Nov 4th, 2014 | By
Atrium Hernia Mesh

By Dan C. Bolton and Farid Zakaria Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP   In June 2014, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP filed a multi-plaintiff case in California Superior Court against Atrium Medical Corporation (Atrium) and related corporate entities. The eight plaintiffs underwent hernia repair surgery with polypropylene mesh manufactured by Atrium and later suffered serious
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Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh Kit on Trial in Miami Federal Court

Nov 2nd, 2014 | By
Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair kit

The first of nearly 15,000 federal lawsuits facing mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific (BCS) will begin November 3 in a federal court in Miami. It is also the first of the thousands of cases consolidated cases against seven manufacturers to have more than one plaintiffs’ case heard at a time. In this case, four women who
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November Mesh News Desk

Nov 2nd, 2014 | By
lighthouse 100

Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, also known as Mesh News Desk (MND). If you are new to the issue of mesh injuries, the search bar at the top right will be your best friend. Please look at the archives including Mesh 101, which is a good way to get started. After many months
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Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Clinic, Toronto

In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection and fistulas, among other problems. General Surgery News reports on the March 2014
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