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Breaking News – Johnson & Johnson Face-to-Face With Mesh Injured

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
Breaking News – Johnson & Johnson Face-to-Face With Mesh Injured

It has been many years since the mesh injured in this community have felt this empowered speaking truth to power. On Thursday, three mesh -injured women spoke to the board of directors of healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson inside their shareholders meeting  while outside, investors entering the meeting encountered mesh survivors and their messages during a morning news conference. Signs
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Huffington Post Live Interview with Mesh Survivor

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By
Huffington Post Live Interview with Mesh Survivor

April 23, 2014 ~ Huffington Post Live today interviewed Estelle Tasz and Jane Akre about our unprecedented appearance at the Johnson & Johnson shareholders meeting today.     There are five mesh survivors here who fielded questions from reporters this morning including Associated Press, the Star Ledger and others about why we are here and
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J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Plaintiff  Richard McLaughlin filed his lawsuit in California’s Central District last February. Although his mesh, made by Johnson & Johnson, was used for hernia repair, the allegations are the same as mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse – that the mesh is defective, that the instructions were missing or misleading, that the company is liable
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Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

Apr 8th, 2014 | By
Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

  Mesh News Desk readers are a savvy bunch and are becoming attuned to the myths they are told about pelvic mesh in place of just the facts ‘mam. The following are things women are told if they are experiencing prolapse or incontinence today… the stories have not changed much. Mythbusters here on fact versus
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Mesh Down Under: Litigation in New Zealand Heats Up

Apr 7th, 2014 | By
Mesh Down Under: Litigation in New Zealand Heats Up

Mesh Down Under by CARMEL BERRY 5 April 2014 With the plethora of on-line petitions making their way onto social networking pages it seems astonishing that Charlotte Korte and I – two everyday Kiwi women have managed to have our petition accepted by the House of Representatives and passed to the Health Select Committee. We
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Trial News: J&J TVT-O Mesh Found Defective

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
Trial News:   J&J TVT-O Mesh Found Defective

BREAKING NEWS !! The trial of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon concluded April 3, 2014, just before 6pm central time with the jury returning a verdict that the TVT-O mesh implanted in Batiste was defectively designed. That was the central count to this product liability trial.  The jury awarded her $1.2 million. This marks the second
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Closing Arguments in Batiste v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
Closing Arguments in Batiste v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial

As the case of Batiste v. Ethicon wraps up in a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Aaron Horton observes the proceedings.    She is the daughter of a mesh-injured woman and has set up The Mesh Warrior Foundation in her honor.  Thank you Aaron. AT THIS WRITING A VERDICT IS EXPECTED AT ANY
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April Showers Bring Media Attention, Trial Conclusions

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
April Showers Bring Media Attention, Trial Conclusions

Finally spring is upon us, well almost, and many of you are sick of the freezing cold and the freeze-out by the media to this important issue of mesh injuries. Well things are starting to thaw.  Just this last week, Mesh News Desk was featured as part of a call to have Attorney General Holder
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Harvard Researchers Take FDA’s Device Approvals to Task

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
Harvard Researchers Take FDA’s Device Approvals to Task

Using documents that recently came to light, Harvard researchers have traced a troubling approval process within the Food and Drug Administration that allows medical devices to be sold with little oversight. Essentially the supplemental application resembles the agency’s 510(k) process that allows medical devices to be marketed without clinical trials. The paper is reported in
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L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

“Cathy” continues her observations from a Dallas courtroom where 64-year-old L.B. is facing multi-billion dollar healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its women’s health and urology division, Ethicon. Cathy is a mesh-injured woman who cannot be identified because she is involved in litigation. Mesh News Desk is very grateful to its citizen court watchers!   Thank
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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.