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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
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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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FDA – What Are We Waiting For?

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
red flag waving

FDA-What Are We Waiting For? It’s been months since the FDA said a word about mesh, and years since it’s known stronger action was needed. Meanwhile, more and more people are getting hurt. Sign our letter below to let them know how you feel. Tell the FDA: Stop hesitating. Reclassify all pelvic mesh as high-risk.
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Doctor Directory: Dr. Daniel Elliott- Urology Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
Dr. Daniel Elliott, Mayo Clinic Urology, Rochester MN

As part of an ongoing series: Doctor Directory, Mesh News Desk  will bring you interviews with the leading doctors involved with the current transvaginal mesh issue. Most of the doctors interviewed have been chosen because they recognize mesh injuries as real and deserving of attention, however, those profiled here may have different attitudes toward treatment.
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Kentucky Mesh Survivor Power- Catch Them Before Nov. Elections

Oct 24th, 2014 | By
leaves

Kentucky Women – Don’t Shut Up, Speak Up!! One Kentucky Mesh Survivor has been very busy as an Influencer with Coordinated Actions. She says, “I believe we all need to stand up and move forward. We can’t ask for help and not be willing to help ourselves. I’m working toward US Senators and next is
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FDA Loosens its Leash on Medical Device Makers

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
Prolift mesh kit, Ethicon, J&J

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making it a little easier on medical device manufacturers to “tweak” their product without having the burden of reapplying for permission to market. Last week, the FDA announced it would not require manufacturers to alert the agency when changes are made to a device unless the change poses
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