Op-Ed

Mesh Down Under: Litigation in New Zealand Heats Up

Apr 7th, 2014 | By
Mesh Down Under: Litigation in New Zealand Heats Up

Mesh Down Under by CARMEL BERRY 5 April 2014 With the plethora of on-line petitions making their way onto social networking pages it seems astonishing that Charlotte Korte and I – two everyday Kiwi women have managed to have our petition accepted by the House of Representatives and passed to the Health Select Committee. We
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Commentary: One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By
Commentary:  One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Commentary: What Jurors Never Got to See in the Lewis v. Ethicon Trial In an effort to streamline the proceedings Judge Joseph Goodwin had early on told the court that he would move these cases through his federal courtroom. He certainly did that with a directed verdict in favor of Ethicon on February 18, six
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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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Vaginal Mesh and English Law

Nov 11th, 2013 | By
Vaginal Mesh and English Law

by Oliver Thorne, Michelmores law firm UK http://www.michelmores.com/ Vaginal Mesh and English Law There is a storm brewing over the Atlantic. With multi-million pound settlements and awards being secured in U.S. mesh claims, a picture is beginning to emerge of the global spread of these defective products, and their impact on women around the world.
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Op-Ed: Dr. Shezad Malik on Doctors and Transvaginal Mesh

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
Op-Ed: Dr. Shezad Malik on Doctors and Transvaginal Mesh

Op-Ed: Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm http://www.shezadmalik.com/ Dr. Malik is a cardiologist and now an attorney in Dallas who heads his own law firm. He is board certified in internal medicine and was a practicing cardiologist for 10 years. In 2003 he decided to go to law school and has been practicing personal injury law
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UK Meshies United Group Asks for Govt. Review for Failure of Duty

Apr 30th, 2013 | By
UK Meshies United Group Asks for Govt. Review for Failure of Duty

April 30, 2013 ~ One year ago, Teresa Hughes made history by turning in a petition on behalf of a number of women suffering mesh complications in the United Kingdom (UK) to 10 Downing Street, the home of the Prime Minister. Hughes founded The Meshies United Group in the UK.  See back story here.  She
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Dr. Robert Bendavid: Women May Not Always be Candidates for Surgical Mesh for Hernias

Apr 9th, 2013 | By
Dr. Robert Bendavid: Women May Not Always be Candidates for Surgical Mesh for Hernias

April 9, 2013 ~ Dr. Robert Bendavid  is a well-known hernia surgeon who in this editorial for the Africa Middle East  Hernia Society discusses surgical mesh. Past president and a founding father of the American Hernia Society, Dr. Bendavid has performed thousands of procedures and is presently associated with the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto where the natural tissue, mesh-free,
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New Hope for Mesh Patients

Feb 19th, 2013 | By
New Hope for Mesh Patients

By David Spellberg, MD As a Urologist, I have read about horrible complications such as bleeding, abdominal pain, perforated organs, and sexual dysfunction associated with certain types of mesh products and some of the terrible suffering of mesh patients. The Food and Drug Administration issued two warnings, one in October of 2008 and another in
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What’s Next in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon Trial ~ Michael Monheit, Anapol Schwartz

Feb 13th, 2013 | By
What’s Next in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon Trial ~ Michael Monheit, Anapol Schwartz

February 13, 2014 ~ Yesterday, Tuesday, February 12, the case rested in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial.  Linda Gross, 43, alleges that the Ethicon manufactured Prolift system, a permanent medical device implant made by a division of Johnson &  Johnson, was defective in its design, manufacture and in instructions for use. Mesh Medical Device
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Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Discontinued in U.S. Still Sold Worldwide, Why?

Jan 29th, 2013 | By
Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Discontinued in U.S. Still Sold Worldwide, Why?

by KATHY L. [Editors Note* Kathy L is not the real name of this author. She is involved in litigation and chooses to remain anonymous at this time. ] January 29, 2013 ~ Last June, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon informed a judge in West Virginia of its intention to discontinue sales of four vaginal mesh
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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.