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October ~ Welcome to Mesh News Desk

Oct 5th, 2014 | By
October ~ Welcome to Mesh News Desk

Hello and Welcome October Readers to Mesh News Desk. How are you? If you are new to the Pelvic Mesh issue you are in the right place. We cover the medical, legal and regulatory issues concerning pelvic mesh. Fashioned from hernia mesh it has long been known to be associated with complications. Hernia mesh patients
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Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

More news is coming into Mesh News Desk from around the world concerning mesh litigation. Johnson & Johnson is being sued in Israel over complications linked to its Prolift Vaginal Mesh kit used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  You may recall that the Prolift was sold by Ethicon (Johnson & Jonson) before it ever received FDA approval.  See background story
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FDA Must Reclassify Synthetic Mesh Now!

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

October 2, 2014   Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services   Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D. Director, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services   Dear Drs. Hamburg and Shuren, We, the supporters and members of the
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$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

Sep 30th, 2014 | By
$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

Breaking  News* This afternoon Endo International announced a master settlement has been reached that will resolve the lawsuits facing the vaginal mesh maker and its subsidiary AMS (American Medical Systems). The press release says the settlement in no way admits any liability or fault. In its most recent SEC report from July, AMS tells shareholders
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Scottish Medical Officer Says Docs Can Continue to Implant Mesh Despite Mesh Suspension

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
Scottish Medical Officer Says Docs Can Continue to Implant Mesh Despite Mesh Suspension

Marion Scott, the reporter who has passionately reported on the pelvic mesh issue for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspaper in Scotland, reports a top medical adviser to the Scottish government suggests doctors may continue to perform mesh implants even though the Health Secretary has advised use of pelvic mesh be suspended. Dr. Frances
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100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders

Mesh News Desk has done the math and the numbers of pelvic mesh lawsuits just keeps rising. Including the numbers from the mesh makers latest Securities and Exchange Filings with the federal government, the number of defective mesh cases now hovers at the 100-thousand lawsuit mark. Even with 67,322 cases filed in federal court in
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Hip Implant Dangers

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

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Report Finds Doctors Still Using Power Morcellator Despite the Risks

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
Report Finds Doctors Still Using Power Morcellator Despite the Risks

Months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a medical device could spread deadly uterine cancer, many doctors and hospitals are still using it. The power morcellator made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was removed from the market after the FDA warned it could spread undetected uterine cancers. A report in the Wall
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Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Sep 19th, 2014 | By
Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Are you able to travel to Dallas October 6 to observe the Figueroa trial against Boston Scientific in Dallas?  Judge Molberg will preside, the same judge who recently oversaw the $73.5 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Martha Salazar.  Mesh News Desk is looking for Court Watchers to continue to inform others about what is
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Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

According to an article in Lawyers and Settlements lawsuits are still being filed against the maker of the Kugel Hernia Mesh. Mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard offered a $184 million settlement more than three years ago to some 3,000 Kugel mesh implanted patients.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began the Kugel recall in 2005 and
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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.