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Cardenas V. Boston Scientific Trial Continues

Aug 24th, 2014 | By
Cardenas V. Boston Scientific Trial Continues

Courtroom View Network is covering the Massachusetts product liability trial of Maria Cardenas v. Boston Scientific Corp. which ended its first week with the plaintiff resting. See CVN here. The trial began Thursday, August 14th with jury selection. Maria Cardenas vs. Boston Scientific Corp. (12-02912) is being heard in Superior Court of the Commonwealth of
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A “Gold Standard” for Hernia Repair and the Patients’ Post-surgical Understanding of Unreasonable Mesh Device and Procedural Risks?

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
A “Gold Standard” for Hernia Repair and the Patients’ Post-surgical  Understanding of Unreasonable Mesh Device and Procedural Risks?

By David Schmidt Thank you Jane for this opportunity to share my experience as a U.S. hernia patient harmed, via the standard of care, by two large 4.3” x 6.3,” heavyweight, polypropylene Bard 3DMax Mesh implants. My story begins, as any patient’s does, with the blind trust placed in a physician. On April 18, 2007,
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Huskey v. Ethicon Begins Friday

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
Huskey v. Ethicon Begins Friday

Jo Huskey (JH), 54, was implanted with a TVT-O, a vaginal sling made of Prolene mesh, on February 23, 2011. She experienced mesh erosion and dyspareunia (painful sex). As a result of her pelvic mesh complications, she had a revision surgery November 18, 2011. Only part of the medical device could be removed so her
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POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

By Dan Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP., Sponsored Content An estimated 50,000 women a year in the United States undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) with the use of a medical device known as a power morcellator. Power morcellators typically use a rapidly rotating blade to cut
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Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

Aug 12th, 2014 | By
Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

“Estelle Tasz, 38, sat on the plane heading to St. Louis for her second pelvic mesh removal in as many months. She had surgery one month earlier at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for removal of her transvaginal mesh, a TVT retropubic sling made by Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson). However, one hour after
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Dear Johnson & Johnson: Pay for Your Mistakes

Aug 7th, 2014 | By
Dear Johnson & Johnson: Pay for Your Mistakes

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) grabbed headlines this week for withdrawing from the market power morcellators, manufactured by subsidiary Ethicon, citing “uncertainty” about the “risk-benefit assessment” associated with the device’s use. Just as important was the demonstration that the company is willing, in some cases, to do the right thing. This action renews hope that JNJ
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Albright v. Boston Scientific: One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

Readers of Mesh News Desk have seen this before. A law firm spends millions of dollars preparing a case for trial. Expert witnesses are deposed and paid, usually $500 an hour to review documents in preparation for trial. Lawyers travel around the world to take depositions of witnesses, scientists, experts, life planners, consultants. A normal
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Happy Birthday Mesh News Desk!

Aug 1st, 2014 | By
Happy Birthday Mesh News Desk!

It’s hard to believe when you are having so much (fun? is that the right word?)  but Mesh News Desk  aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk officially turns three this month, which also happens to be the month of your editor’s birthday.  In that time 500 pages of copy have been turned out which is
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Jul 31st, 2014 | By

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Thank You All for Telling the FDA to Reclassify!!

Jul 31st, 2014 | By
Thank You All for Telling the FDA to Reclassify!!

Thank you,,, thank you…. thank you! I talked to the FDA today  and they say that it could take many months for individuals within the FDA to read all of the comments made to a Petition to reclassify pelvic mesh as High Risk!    Some of you may have posted that you wanted to be private
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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.