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L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

“Cathy” continues her observations from a Dallas courtroom where 64-year-old L.B. is facing multi-billion dollar healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its women’s health and urology division, Ethicon. Cathy is a mesh-injured woman who cannot be identified because she is involved in litigation. Mesh News Desk is very grateful to its citizen court watchers!   Thank
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Mistrial Declared in First Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Jul 10th, 2013 | By
Mistrial Declared in First Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial

July 10, 2013~  Saying it was the first time in his 20 years on the bench he had declared a mistrial, federal Judge Joseph R. Goodwin ended the first federal trial involving one of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers, C.R. Bard, after just two days of testimony. More than 25,000 cases have been consolidated in the
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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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MDND: Welcome July 2013

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
MDND: Welcome July 2013

July 2, 2013 ~ Welcome.  I’m Jane Akre, the Editor of MDND. There is a lot of stuff brewing this month. C.R. Bard, a mesh maker, will face off against Donna and Don Cisson in a federal court in West Virginia. This is the first of four bellwether cases, as they are called, in this
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Suffering in Silence: Thousands of Canadian Women and Cherie Storozinski

May 3rd, 2013 | By
Suffering in Silence: Thousands of Canadian Women and Cherie Storozinski

May 3, 2013~  “My name is Cherie Storozinski. I am 50 years old and live in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. I am a victim of transvagnial mesh.” That’s how Cherie started her email to MDND. Cherie, 50, had a wonderful life in rural Manitoba, Canada. She and her husband, Curt, live on 20 acres and run
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FDA: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Surgical Mesh Reports up 36 Percent

Mar 29th, 2013 | By
FDA: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Surgical Mesh Reports up 36 Percent

March 29, 2013 ~ In September 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration convened a panel of experts to try and get a handle on the concerning number of complications the agency was receiving about surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP)  and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).  The experts  suggested that because of the
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Some Thoughts on Mesh: Product Design & Development

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
Some Thoughts on Mesh: Product Design & Development

~March 1, 2013 I helped Adam Slater as an expert with what became Gross v Ethicon from early in 2009. My job was to help Mr. Slater make sure Ethicon had produced all its relevant documents. I have the qualifications to do that because I am a veteran researcher and have run product development for
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Day 17 Linda Gross v. Ethicon: Complication Rate Was Known and Acceptable says Medical Director

Feb 5th, 2013 | By
Day 17 Linda Gross v. Ethicon:  Complication Rate Was Known and Acceptable says Medical Director

Thanks go out to Courtroom View Network for access to this trial. February 5, 2013 ~ On this Day 17 as the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial plaintiff presentation wraps up, the  former Medical Director for Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology (Gynecare) was brought to the stand via his videotaped presentation. David Robinson was involved
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Day 15: Linda Gross v. Ethicon, Scientist Dismissive Over Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Feb 1st, 2013 | By
Day 15: Linda Gross v. Ethicon, Scientist Dismissive Over Transvaginal Mesh Complications

  February 1, 2013~ As the plaintiff’s case wraps up in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial, the deposition of the Medical Affairs Director of Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) Europe appeared to jurors via his taped deposition. Dr. Axel Arnaud seemed dismissive of the questions asked by plaintiff attorney Adam Slater. At times his thick
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Day 7: Gross v Ethicon, Discredit the Expert

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
Day 7: Gross v Ethicon, Discredit the Expert

January 18, 2013 ~ Thanks again to Courtroom View Network (CVN) for the courtroom access and images. Dr. Anne Weber was qualified as an expert witness for plaintiff Linda Gross on Thursday. Friday, January 18, was Day 7 of the trial of  Linda Gross v Ethicon in Superior Court of New Jersey. The trial is
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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.