Media Reports

*NEW* Caldera Medical Introduces New Pelvic Mesh

Jun 29th, 2015 | By
caldera vertessa

Despite 100,000 defective product lawsuits facing makers of  polypropylene pelvic mesh, device maker Caldera Medical has plans to launch a new version of pelvic mesh to be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. The Vertessa Lite has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through its 510(k) approval process. Light blue in color,
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Boston Scientific Offers First Settlement to 3,000 Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women

Apr 28th, 2015 | By
Obtryx II

In a regulatory filing (here), Boston Scientific Corp announced today it’s reached a settlement of $119 million to resolve 2,970 product liability cases concerning pelvic mesh. That would amount to an average award of just $40,000 per claim.  Claims are generally awarded based on the degree of injury resulting from a pelvic mesh implant so
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*New* Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured

Apr 20th, 2015 | By
Elaine and Olive, Scottish Mesh Survivors

The Scottish Mesh Survivors has a newly erected website to solidify the unity of women who are part of the mesh-injured community in Scotland.  Check it out here. Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy are featured.   They are two of the leaders of the group who petitioned their Scottish Parliament to hold a hearing on
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Mesh Operations Continue in Scotland Despite Suspension

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By
from Sunday Mail, Scotland

Journalist Marion Scott is leading the way again with her reporting on the mesh surgery scandal in Scotland. According to her article in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, ever since the government urged the country to stop using transvaginal mesh in that country, there have been 166 operations. Scott reports eight health boards have
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Slater Addresses Scottish Parliament Committee

Feb 12th, 2015 | By
Adam Slater, Mazie, Slater

The Scottish Parliament’s Public petitions Committee have confirmed that our long awaited meeting with US Solicitor Adam Slater presenting his video-link evidence against transvaginal mesh devices and the manufacturers will be on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 am in Edinburgh.  The MHRA and European Commission have also been invited to participate. It has been decided by
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Scotland: Win Big Prizes from Pushing Pelvic Mesh!

Dec 8th, 2014 | By
daily record story by marion scott rio de janero

Believe it not pushing mesh implants can win you a prize trip to Brazil! Marion Scott of the Sunday Mail and Daily Record investigates a contest among mesh recruiters with a prize for the highest number of mesh recruits of a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Laptops were also offered to incentivize patient signups.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dr. Veronikis

Nov 16th, 2014 | By
dr v article

In a front page story, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports on pelvic mesh removal doctor Dr. Dionysios Veronikis. The headline “Women come from across world to have St. Louis doctor remove their pelvic mesh” by Michele Munz highlights the travels of two women from Australia who had mesh removal surgery with the urogynecologist.  
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Scotland: Industry Sponsored Docs on Mesh Safety Review Team

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

Another story by Scottish reporter Marion Scott finds that a government probe into mesh implants is allegedly under the heavy influence of industry in this case Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division.  Two of the doctors placed on a government review team have been named –  Ash Monga and Karen Guerrero. Dr. Monga calls himself a
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Scottish Medical Officer Says Docs Can Continue to Implant Mesh Despite Mesh Suspension

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
Marion Scott, reporter Sunday Mail

Marion Scott, the reporter who has passionately reported on the pelvic mesh issue for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspaper in Scotland, reports a top medical adviser to the Scottish government suggests doctors may continue to perform mesh implants even though the Health Secretary has advised use of pelvic mesh be suspended. Dr. Frances
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Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
Prolene Mesh

According to this article in Lawyers and Settlements, lawyers for Maria Cardenas (Cardenas v. Boston Scientific) were not allowed to introduce to the jury the Material Safety Data Sheet.  The MSDS, you’ll recall from other trials, is a breakdown of the raw material that comes from oil companies,  Phillips or Sunoco, that goes into the
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