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Cardenas v Boston Scientific – Jury Questions as They Deliberate

Aug 29th, 2014 | By

The latest in the Cardenas case! The case has gone to the jury, but it doesn’t appear a verdict will come immediately.  Maria Cardenas was implanted with a Boston Scientific Obtryx sling to treat incontinence.  She claims she is permanently injured. See Mesh News Desk trial coverage here. On Thursday, August 28th, the jurors in
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Renowned Urologist for the Plaintiffs Does Not Use Synthetic Mesh

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Renowned Urologist for the Plaintiffs Does Not Use Synthetic Mesh

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. You could call the afternoon witness in the Huskey v. Ethicon
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Huskey v Ethicon Day 4- Huskey Takes the Stand

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Huskey v Ethicon Day 4- Huskey Takes the Stand

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. Jo Huskey, 54 took the stand in this, Day 4 of
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Day Three: Huskey v. Ethicon Searching for Pain Solutions

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Day Three: Huskey v. Ethicon Searching for Pain Solutions

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. ## As typically happens, many pelvic mesh patients undergo a round
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J&J Creed Promises High Quality as Pelvic Mesh Complaints Come In

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
J&J Creed Promises High Quality as Pelvic Mesh Complaints Come In

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. ## Jo Huskey was an active women. She enjoyed hiking with
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J&J Federal Trial – Transvaginal Tape Risks Outweigh Benefits

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
J&J Federal Trial – Transvaginal Tape Risks Outweigh Benefits

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. ## Tuesday in the trial of Huskey v. Ethicon, the fourth
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Jury Reacts to Minimally Invasive Transvaginal Mesh Procedure

Aug 26th, 2014 | By
Jury Reacts to Minimally Invasive Transvaginal Mesh Procedure

Day Two- Morning Session ~ This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. The second day of the Huskey
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Federal Mesh Trial Against J&J: Missing Documents

Aug 25th, 2014 | By
Federal Mesh Trial Against J&J: Missing Documents

DAY ONE CONTINUES ~Afternoon Session~ Information contained in a missing box of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) documents, thought to have been destroyed, led the afternoon session in this opening day of Huskey v. Ethicon, a defective product trial that puts Johnson & Johnson and its controversial transvaginal mesh products on the global spotlight. The case
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Federal Mesh Trial Against J&J Opens in West Virginia

Aug 25th, 2014 | By
Federal Mesh Trial Against J&J Opens in West Virginia

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. Jo Huskey was in a Charleston, West Virginia courtroom today where
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Huskey v Ethicon Case Opens Monday

Aug 24th, 2014 | By
Huskey v Ethicon Case Opens Monday

The product liability case that could turn the tide for healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson over its controversial transvaginal mesh implants begins Monday, August 25.  Jo Huskey, 54, was implanted with a TVT-O, a vaginal sling made of polypropylene (PP) mesh, on February 23, 2011 to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). She experienced mesh erosion
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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.