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Juror No Show Slows Contentious Pelvic Mesh Trial

Jan 9th, 2015 | By
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Budke Day Two – No Show Juror Things got off to a slow start on Thursday morning because one of the 16 jurors, a young man who appeared to be a teenager, was missing in action. Since the jury pool would eventually be narrowed to 12, talk was that the proceedings could continue without him. 
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Grey Haze Over Lake of the Ozarks as Prolift Pelvic Mesh Death Case Begins

Jan 7th, 2015 | By
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It is grey and 13 degrees F. today in this small town of Camdenton, Missouri as the first day of the Budke v Ethicon defective product case gets underway.  The plaintiff in this case will not be here.   Joan Budke, 77, died from her injuries sustained from the Prolift mesh made by J&J’s Ethicon
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Hello 2015! Mesh Makers are You Listening?

Jan 1st, 2015 | By
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Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! As wonderful as the holidays were to enjoy some downtime and relaxation (as relaxed as one can get with a foreign body implanted in one’s pelvic region), it’s time to renew the awareness of pelvic mesh and push the powers that be. Time to get active! 
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Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

Dec 17th, 2014 | By

  Mesh News Desk readers frequently share what they’ve been told during the consultation process with a doctor who is encouraging them to have a mesh implant as a treatment for incontinence or prolapse.  Unfortunately the stories have not changed much since this story first ran in April. If you have been diagnosed with incontinence
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FAVORABLE JURY VERDICTS CONTINUE IN TRANSVAGINAL MESH (TVM) LITIGATION—IS AMS WATCHING?

Dec 11th, 2014 | By

By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP                 In recent months, Endo Pharmaceuticals made several announcements concerning global settlements in the transvaginal mesh litigation against American Medical Systems (AMS) pending before Judge Goodwin in federal district court in West Virginia (MDL 2325).  Based on the numbers of women participating, the AMS
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Scotland: Win Big Prizes from Pushing Pelvic Mesh!

Dec 8th, 2014 | By
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Believe it not pushing mesh implants can win you a prize trip to Brazil! Marion Scott of the Sunday Mail and Daily Record investigates a contest among mesh recruiters with a prize for the highest number of mesh recruits of a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Laptops were also offered to incentivize patient signups.
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December 2014 – Welcome to Mesh News Desk

Nov 30th, 2014 | By
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Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! As the year comes to an end it is time to reflect on pain and success. And peace. Your editor talks to many in the mesh-injured community and some folks are just now beginning to realize they have a problem with their pelvic or hernia
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Latest Trial – Plaintiffs Awarded $18.5 Million in Boston Scientific Mesh Sling Trial

Nov 20th, 2014 | By
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Boston Scientific has suffered its latest in a series of losses in product liability cases involving its pelvic meshes. Thursday afternoon, a West Virginia jury determined each of the four plaintiff cases, consolidated in this federal court, should receive $1 million in punitive damages in their case against Boston Scientific in additional to compensatory damages
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Christine Scott: Bard $5.5 Million Loss at Trial Survives Appeal

Nov 20th, 2014 | By
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Mesh maker C.R. Bard had challenged the jury award of $5.5 million for plaintiff Christine and Roy Scott in the first pelvic trial in the country in July 2012. Now that jury decision has been upheld.   The appellate opinion was issued by the California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District in a unanimous opinion by a
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Jury has Boston Scientific Obtryx Pelvic Mesh Case

Nov 19th, 2014 | By
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At this hour the jury has the case of Tyree v Boston Scientific (2:12-cv-08633) filed in federal court in West Virginia.   Four women have had their cases consolidated in this federal proceeding.  All were implanted with the Obtryx Midurethral sling to treat incontinence. Their trial has entered its third week in federal court in
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