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Endo/ American Medical Systems Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh

Mar 5th, 2014 | By
Endo/ American Medical Systems Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh

Endo Health Solutions took over American Medical Systems (AMS) in 2011 for $2.9 billion and in doing do inherited roughly 22,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. That may have been a mistake. In its annual report released by the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, Endo says it has received subpoenas from several states investigating its pelvic mesh
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Coloplast Reported to Offer $16 Million to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Mar 4th, 2014 | By

Coloplast is one of the smaller manufacturers of transvaginal meshes and is one of six of the 53,000 cases consolidated in federal court in West Virginia. Now Coloplast A/S is said to be willing to settle its outstanding lawsuits for $16 million.  The Danish company will offer about $40,000 for each claimant, reports Bloomberg, to
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Commentary: One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By
Commentary:  One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Commentary: What Jurors Never Got to See in the Lewis v. Ethicon Trial In an effort to streamline the proceedings Judge Joseph Goodwin had early on told the court that he would move these cases through his federal courtroom. He certainly did that with a directed verdict in favor of Ethicon on February 18, six
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March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By
March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

    Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND) everyone, aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your original source for news on the transvaginal mesh and increasingly hernia mesh front for nearly three years. There are now about 60,000 lawsuits filed in this country alone concerning transvaginal mesh injuries. MND continues to be shocked that the media
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Study: Symptom Resolution After Complications from Transvaginal Mesh

Feb 27th, 2014 | By

This research published in January is available for purchase for $59 from the publication.  Note the numbers of complications for mesh exposure, pain and dyspareunia.   Symptom Resolution After Operative Management of Complications From Transvaginal Mesh Crosby, Erin C. MD; Abernethy, Melinda MD, MPH; Berger, Mitchell B. MD, PhD; DeLancey, John O. MD; Fenner, Dee
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Anatomy of a Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Settlement

Feb 27th, 2014 | By
Anatomy of a Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Settlement

On June 14, 2013, American Medical Systems and its parent company Endo Health, entered into a Master Settlement Agreement with an undisclosed number of mesh-injured patients. The following has been posted on the Securities and Exchange Commission report on the settlement.   The number of litigants is left out as are the Tiers of Injury and
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Endo/American Medical System Sets Aside $520 Million for Mesh Litigation Costs

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Whether you settle a lawsuit or fight it to the bitter end, it costs a lot to be involved in transvaginal mesh litigation. Endo Health Solutions, the parent company of American Medical Systems (AMS) has set aside approximately $520 million to cover those costs according to its Securities and Exchange Commission filing (SEC) just released
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Your Turn: After the Ethicon decision

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

This woman who will go unnamed has written her thoughts about the Charleston decision regarding the TVT implant and the judge’s decision to cut short a jury decision and to make the decision on his own.   She admits she was frustrated and it was 3 am but she felt better afterward.  As the only reporter
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Lewis v Ethicon is Over! Judge Grants Ethicon’s Motion to End Trial

Feb 18th, 2014 | By
Lewis v Ethicon is Over! Judge Grants Ethicon’s Motion to End Trial

The plaintiff’s side in the first Ethicon trial to be heard in this federal court, had six days before it rested its case. One day later, Judge Joseph Goodwin ended the bellwether trial when he granted Ethicon’s (Johnson & Johnson) Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. See attached Carolyn Lewis Doc #291. Doc #290 
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Day Five: Lewis v Ethicon: Ticking Time Bomb

Feb 15th, 2014 | By
Day Five: Lewis v Ethicon: Ticking Time Bomb

Lawyers for the plaintiff Carolyn Lewis (C.L.) wrapped up their defective product case against Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) on Friday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day, capping off the day with C.L. on the stand. Before that there was more testimony via videotape from scientists working with Ethicon to show the company knew it had a problem
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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.