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Richard Howden on a Cash Settlement Award Following Mesh Litigation? It didn’t happen for him.

Jan 26th, 2014 | By
Richard Howden on a Cash Settlement Award Following Mesh Litigation? It didn’t happen for him.

My name is Richard Howden. I got a Hernia while working in November of 2006. It was not much of a Hernia as Hernia’s go. It was a Right Inguinal which is quite common. The worker’s compensation insurance sent me to a local general surgeon who determined I had a hernia and I was scheduled
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The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By
The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

Sponsored Content THE 510(k) PROCESS – SAFETY FORGOTTEN By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The 510(k) process is relied upon by the medical device industry, including pelvic mesh manufacturers, such as Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, Atrium Medical Corporation, and Davol/Bard, to quickly get devices marketed in the United States.  (The term
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Corporate Crime Reporter on Transvaginal Mesh and Mesh News Desk

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By
Corporate Crime Reporter on Transvaginal  Mesh and Mesh News Desk

Reporter Russell Mokhiber has just filed a story on transvaginal mesh and the Mesh News Desk. Russell is a long-time established reporter who is not afraid of shining light in places those in power would rather you not see.  Please support him and subscribe to his blog.  He is not afraid to tackle subjects mainstream
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Countdown: The Mesh Warrior’s Campaign to Fund Transvaginal Mesh Surgeries

Jan 18th, 2014 | By
Countdown: The Mesh Warrior’s Campaign to Fund Transvaginal Mesh Surgeries

Mesh New Desk is friends with contributor, Aaron Horton, The Mesh Warrior, so named because she advocates on behalf of women injured by transvaginal mesh. Her mother is among them. Last July,  Aaron wrote a heartfelt essay on living with a mother in desperate need of removal surgery after multiple mesh complications and her wait
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Common Fibroid Operation Warning

Jan 17th, 2014 | By
Common Fibroid Operation Warning

Dr. Amy Reed is a 41-year-old anesthesiologist at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After she underwent a procedure to remove uterine fibroids, she was diagnosed with a rare uterine cancer and was told that a minimally invasive procedure called morecellation may have spread her stage IV cancer. The surgery involves grinding up the fibroids
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American Urogyn Society: Mesh Slings Are Safe – Blame Lawyers and Media for Controversy

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
American Urogyn Society: Mesh Slings Are Safe – Blame Lawyers and Media for Controversy

The jury has been out on the safety of slings to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). When the Food and Drug Administration issued its warning to the public in July 2011 (here) it said essentially that the much larger transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) carried more risk than benefits and that
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We the People Petition: Put a stop to the use of TVT Slings

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
We the People Petition:   Put a stop to the use of TVT Slings

TVT-NO has started a petition but you have to act Fast!! The petition asks you to sign on if you want to stop the use of the TVT Slings until they can be proven safe which would include a review of the chemical components they are made of. It will go to the White House
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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Begin in Scotland

Jan 13th, 2014 | By
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Begin in Scotland

Scotland is taking the mesh mess seriously with that country’s product liability lawyers about to launch the biggest medical claim in Scottish legal history, reports the Daily Record. Hundreds of victims of transvaginal mesh and their lawyers are preparing to sue not just the implant manufacturers but also the National Health Service (NHS). In Scotland
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C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Continued – The Final Case in this Bellwether

Jan 9th, 2014 | By
C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Continued – The Final Case in this Bellwether

This will be the third time the case of Carolyn Jones v. C.R. Bard has had a trial date moved in the federal litigation taking place in a courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia. Each of six manufacturers will face four bellwether trials agreed to by both the defense and plaintiffs.  In this case, Carolyn Jones,
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Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

Jan 6th, 2014 | By
Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

Transvaginal mesh has been used in women to shore up pelvic organs since the late 1990s but long before that, the same polypropylene mesh was used in the treatment of hernias. In fact, it was thought that pelvic organ prolapse (POP) where the bladder, vagina, uterus or colon fall through the vaginal opening due to
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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.