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Trial Day 5 – Doctor Would Not Use Prosima Pelvic Mesh Again

Sep 26th, 2015 | By
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THANKS TO COURTROOM VIEW NETWORK FOR PROVIDING A LIVE FEED TO Carol Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., case # DC-14-04220, in its fifth day in a Dallas courtroom. MND, September 25, 2015 ~ Carol Cavness sued Ethicon in 2014 after having a Prosima polypropylene mesh device implanted transvaginally two years earlier to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
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J&J’s Prosima Pelvic Mesh – A Game Changer?

Sep 25th, 2015 | By
William Gage, Butler Snow for Ethicon

MND, September 24, 2015 ~ On this Day Four of the Cavness v Ethicon (Carol Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., case # DC-14-04220) trial being heard before Judge Ken Molberg in a Dallas courtroom, William Gage, an attorney for Ethicon, had to do damage control to the testimony by an expert for the Plaintiff, Dr. Peggy
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Plaintiff’s Expert Outlines J&J’s Push to Market Prosima Pelvic Mesh

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By
Peggy Pence, PdD and team at Symbion Research Intl.

MND, September 23, 2015 ~ Wednesday was day three of the Cavness v Ethicon (Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., trial, case # DC-14-04220) being heard in the 95th District Court of Dallas County, Texas before Judge Ken Molberg. Dr. Peggy Pence took the stand all day.  Pence, a PhD and expert in regulatory affairs has more
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Opening Argument Lays Doubt to Cavness’ Claim of Pelvic Mesh Injury

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By
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Mesh News Desk, September 22, 2015 ~ Jury selection continued for a second day in the trial of Carol Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., case # DC-14-04220, being heard in the 95th District Court of Dallas County, Texas before Judge Ken Molberg who has presided over two other pelvic mesh cases (Batiste, Salazar) which resulted
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Ethicon’s Prosima Latest Pelvic Mesh Trial Gets Underway

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By
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MND, September 21, 2015 ~ CAVNESS V. JOHNSON & JOHNSON  Jury selection got underway Monday in the pelvic mesh case of case of Carol Cavness v. Ethicon DC-14-04220.  This is the third pelvic mesh trial before Judge Ken Molberg in the 95th Judicial District of Texas. Last April the trial of Linda Batiste resulted in a
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J&J Tries to Overturn Batiste’s $1.2 Million Verdict

Sep 20th, 2015 | By
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MND, September 20, 2015 ~ Linda Batiste was awarded $1.2 million by a Dallas jury last year as compensation for the injuries she suffered from her defective pelvic mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Now the healthcare giant wants that award overturned. The 65-year-old Batiste died from cancer last month. She never saw her compensation
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Huffington Post and Steven Brill on “America’s Most Admired Law Breaker” J&J

Sep 17th, 2015 | By
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MND September 17,2015 ~ Huffington Post has collaborated with attorney and  reporter Steven Brill to produce a 15-chapter expose on Johnson & Johnson.   J&J is frequently in the pages of Mesh News Desk as one of the major mesh manufacturers which promises to be the last to settle its outstanding pelvic mesh injury cases.
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Welcome to Mesh News Desk

Sep 17th, 2015 | By
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MND, September 17, 2015 ~ For those of you new to the complications of pelvic and hernia mesh, Mesh News Desk has been covering the issue for more than four years now.   We’ve been to several trials and listened to the evidence.  It’s quite clear that there are problems with pelvic mesh and hernia mesh. 
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Four Years Ago: FDA Where Are You on Pelvic Mesh Proposals?

Sep 11th, 2015 | By
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MND, September 11, 2015 ~ It’s been four years this past week (September 8, 9, 2011)  that the FDA convened a panel of “experts”  to form the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Their goal was to discuss the five-fold increase in complications associated with pelvic mesh.   The FDA
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NBC: C.R. Bard Forged Documents on Controversial Blood Clot Filter to Gain FDA Approval

Sep 9th, 2015 | By
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MND, September 8, 2015 ~ This week, NBC News investigated a blood clot filter made by C.R. Bard, and the questionable way the controversial medical device was approved for market. Bard also makes a number of pelvic meshes which are the focus of thousands of defective product lawsuits.  The Recovery blood-clot filter, is associated with 27
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