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Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

Jul 25th, 2014 | By
Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

The two week trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific d/b/a Mansfield Scientific, Inc. and Microvasive, Inc. is expected to go to the jury Monday, July 28, 2014 after closing arguments. The product liability lawsuit was filed in Middlesex Co in Massachusetts, Superior Court Action 12-0909. Boston Scientific is headquartered in Middlesex County, MA. On
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Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jul 24th, 2014 | By
Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jury selection August 22. Pelvic mesh trial to start August 25. The case of Huskey v. Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) has survived a summary judgment motion and will continue to federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Jo Huskey is a 54-year-old woman who was implanted with a TVT-O pelvic mesh device in February, 2011 to
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Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By
Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

A company that produces transvaginal mesh for a major manufacturer is setting aside $180 million for transvaginal mesh cases. As of this writing,  pelvic mesh maker C.R. Bard is facing 9,234 product liability cases filed in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh filed in the federal West Virginia court also
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NJ Judge Upholds $11 Million Linda Gross Award- Ethicon Announces Another Appeal

Jul 17th, 2014 | By
NJ Judge Upholds $11 Million Linda Gross Award- Ethicon Announces Another Appeal

Congratulations Linda and Jeff Gross! It was a year ago February that Linda and Jeff Gross of  Watertown, South Dakota were awarded $11.1 million following their four-week defective pelvic mesh trial against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Wednesday the verdict was upheld in the product liability case. Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Carol
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Boston Scientific Opening Arguments in Mass. Court

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
Boston Scientific Opening Arguments in Mass. Court

Today was Day One for opening arguments in the trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific being heard in Middlesex Co. Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  It appears to be the first product liability trial against Boston Scientific, maker of transvaginal mesh.  The case is being heard before Judge Diane M. Kottmyer and could take
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New Zealand Mesh Survivors Speak to Parliament About Pelvic Mesh Injuries!

Jun 30th, 2014 | By
New Zealand Mesh Survivors Speak to Parliament About Pelvic Mesh Injuries!

New Zealand petitioners and co -authors Charlotte Korte and Carmel Berry will present in person to the New Zealand Health Select Committee tomorrow concerning pelvic mesh injuries in their country. Carmel tells Mesh News Desk,  “Our submission reflects almost all the points made in Elaine and Olives Scotland submission!  We all worked on these independently
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Why Scotland Banned Pelvic Mesh

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
Why Scotland Banned Pelvic Mesh

While mesh-injured Americans have been trying to raise the profile on their injuries and the fact that mesh use is ongoing in this country, Scottish women managed to speak directly to their government and the government listened! What made the difference? The fact that one can petition the government directly. The women testified to a
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Three Lawsuits Alleging J&J Mesh Injuries Quietly Settle in Missouri

May 13th, 2014 | By
Three Lawsuits Alleging J&J Mesh Injuries Quietly Settle in Missouri

While details of the settlement have not been made public, Mesh News Desk has learned that three cases naming a specific implanting physician, Christopher H. Robert M.D. All three cases were filed in a Joplin, Missouri state court and all three have been settled by Johnson & Johnson, which had previously vowed to fight each
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Endo Offers $830 Million to Settle 20K AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

Apr 30th, 2014 | By
Endo Offers $830 Million to Settle 20K AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

*This Just In* Late this afternoon, Endo Health Solutions announced it had reached an agreement with several law firms to settle in principle about 20,000 defective pelvic mesh lawsuits sold by its subsidiary American Medical Systems. Here is Endo’s news release.   Here is Exhibit A: Resolution Framework: http://www.motleyrice.com/files/medical-devices/exhibit_a.pdf MR press release about the settlement
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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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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.