Media Reports

Hundreds of Utah Women File Lawsuits Alleging Complications for Pelvic Implants

Jul 8th, 2012 | By
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~Salt Lake Tribune, July 8, 2012 “Lee” had a pelvic mesh sling implanted six years ago to treat incontinence, which was an inconvenience. But after two surgeries and continuing health complications, Lee and about 50 other Utah women have filed lawsuits alleging they are suffering “severe and permanent  bodily injuries” from the pelvic mesh devices
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J&J Continued to Sell Vaginal Mesh Implant After FDA Ordered Halt

Jun 26th, 2012 | By

June 26, 2012 ~ Johnson & Johnson, the global healthcare company, has once again found itself in the spotlight for failing to follow the rules. J & J was ordered to stop selling a controversial vaginal mesh product, the Gynecare Prolift,  but kept selling it even after being warned by the U.S. Food and Drug
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The Patriot Ledger: Boston Scientific Faces Nearly 300 Mesh Implant Complication Lawsuits

May 29th, 2012 | By
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May 29, 2012 ~ According to an article published in The Patriot Ledger, Boston Scientific was sued in Boston federal court May 2, by Sheila Roach of Modesto, California. She blames a mid-urethral sling implanted in May 2008 on injuries that followed including debilitating pain and infections which necessitated corrective surgery in 2010. Natick-based Boston
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America Now: Routine Surgery Dangerous for Women

May 14th, 2012 | By
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May 14, 2012 ~ The syndicated show, America Now, ran a story last week on Teresa Sawyer of TVTNo.org and also the subject of a Patient Profile in MDND. Here is our story that ran last August. In the video story, Routine Surgery Dangerous for Women, Sawyer told reporter Craig Thomas (from WTOL)  they they
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Toronto: Globe and Mail on Risks of Surgical Meshes

May 8th, 2012 | By
Andre Picard, Globe & Mail Columnist

The Toronto, Canada newspaper, The Globe and Mail, on May 7, Monday night published, “Time to discuss risks of surgical meshes.” These are embarrassing issues to discuss says newspaper columnist, Andre Picard, because they involve so-called “private parts.” Most reporters don’t usually write about organs that protrude through the vagina or urine leakage when one
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NPR: Why People Do Bad Things

May 1st, 2012 | By
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May 1, 2012 ~ National Public Radio ran a podcast of an interesting topic, Why People do Bad Things. We often find that executives within a company or within a huge hospital complex will do things which most people find morally and ethically wrong. Listen to the story of Toby Groves, who as a young
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New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

Apr 30th, 2012 | By
Alex Gorsky, CEO J & J

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from surgical mesh and defective metal hip devices.
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The Future of Mesh Sales is Rosy Says Market Research Group

Apr 26th, 2012 | By
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April 24, 2012 ~ Even though the number of lawsuits against synthetic mesh manufacturers is growing by the day, surgical mesh products are expected to surge in sales in 2012, according to the Millennium Research Group (MRG). The group interviewed 181 U.S. surgeons (gynecologists, urologists and urogynecologists) in November and December of last year. Among
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Consumer Reports: Dangerous Medical Devices

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By
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April 1, 2012 ~ The May issue of Consumer Reports (here)  features an investigation into synthetic mesh and artificial hips – medical devices that escape rigorous testing to assure safety. Tens of millions of Americans are living with medical devices and whether a defibrillator, artificial hip or surgical mesh, – 90 percent of those devices
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Breaking News ~ J & J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
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March 21 ~ Bloomberg is reporting (here) that major medical device maker Johnson & Johnson (J&J) sold the Gynecare Prolift surgical mesh for three years before it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The mesh is now the subject of more than 550 lawsuits, reports Bloomberg. Prolift is a pre-cut mesh
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