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Boston Scientific Offers First Settlement to 3,000 Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women

Apr 28th, 2015 | By
Obtryx II

In a regulatory filing (here), Boston Scientific Corp announced today it’s reached a settlement of $119 million to resolve 2,970 product liability cases concerning pelvic mesh. That would amount to an average award of just $40,000 per claim.  Claims are generally awarded based on the degree of injury resulting from a pelvic mesh implant so
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May Brings Two Defective Mesh Trials Naming Boston Scientific

Apr 28th, 2015 | By
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Add these two upcoming cases to your mesh calendar. Sanchez Trial On May 5th in a federal court in Los Angeles, Roseanne Sanchez will take her product liability case against Boston Scientific before a jury.   The Honorable John F. Walter of the Central District of California will oversee the five-day trial.  (Sanchez v. Boston Scientific 2:12-cv-05762) 
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Doctor Directory: Miklos & Moore Talk Transvaginal Mesh

Apr 24th, 2015 | By
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As part of a series, Mesh News Desk interviews doctors who are dealing with mesh complications. This month it is Miklos & Moore and their http://www.meshsurgeons.com/, International Urogynecology Associates, based in Atlanta, Georgia. A large part of their practice is now dealing with complications from polypropylene transvaginal mesh implants. These are the voices who make
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*New* Ultrasound is the Best Imaging for Pelvic Mesh Issues

Apr 23rd, 2015 | By
Am J of Ob Gyn

Imaging of pelvic symptoms is best addressed with ultrasound as the first choice, according to a recently published article in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.    This has long been the contention of experts in mesh removals and complications and supports the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine initiative called Ultrasound First. It urges
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*Revised* Anatomy of an AMS Settlement – 692 Pelvic Mesh Injury Claims to be Resolved?

Apr 20th, 2015 | By
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American Medical Systems (AMS) has sent a settlement letter to 692 women who claim mesh-related injuries.  These are women represented one of the settlement counsel. There are at least 100 law firms representing injured women who have been encouraged by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who oversees the federal cases, to reach a settlement.     The
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*New* Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured

Apr 20th, 2015 | By
Elaine and Olive, Scottish Mesh Survivors

The Scottish Mesh Survivors has a newly erected website to solidify the unity of women who are part of the mesh-injured community in Scotland.  Check it out here. Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy are featured.   They are two of the leaders of the group who petitioned their Scottish Parliament to hold a hearing on
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*New* New Brunswick Today Covers J&J Upcoming Shareholders Meeting

Apr 14th, 2015 | By
State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, Locations of this year's shareholder's meeting.

Thanks to reporter David Schatz of New Brunswick Today for the reminder about next week’s Johnson & Johnson shareholder’s meeting. Included in the story is a link to Mesh News Desk and coverage of those We Are Mesh Survivors members who attended last year’s event at the Hyatt Regency, directly across from J&J headquarters. Three
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Faulty design and cleaning procedures in widely used endoscope may have caused superbug outbreak

Apr 8th, 2015 | By
CRE bacteria, Source: CDC

By Farid Zakaria, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP  An outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of bacteria at a major southern California hospital last February has been linked to a medical device used in the treatment of cancers, gallstones, and other ailments of the digestive system. On February 18, the Los Angeles Times reported that nearly
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Welcome to Mesh News Desk

Apr 7th, 2015 | By
Akre at M&M surgical suites

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to Mesh News Desk…. also known a Mesh Medical Device News Desk.   If you are new to the pelvic and hernia mesh complications, you are at the right place. Started nearly four years ago, Mesh News Desk (MND) attempts to keep readers up-to-date on the latest events concerning this common medical
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Upcoming Mesh Trials Take a Slow Pace for the Injured

Apr 7th, 2015 | By
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The following is a list of upcoming pelvic mesh-injury trials that will be heard this year. This list is subject to change and likely will. Some will be added. Some will settle in advance of trial.  Regardless, with 74,522 product liability cases filed in this one court, consolidated in West Virginia, (as of today, April
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