Posts Tagged ‘ Hernia Mesh ’

J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Plaintiff  Richard McLaughlin filed his lawsuit in California’s Central District last February. Although his mesh, made by Johnson & Johnson, was used for hernia repair, the allegations are the same as mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse – that the mesh is defective, that the instructions were missing or misleading, that the company is liable
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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation

Mar 11th, 2014 | By
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation By Dan C. Bolton and Farid Zakaria, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The law firm of Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP recently filed a lawsuit in California federal court on behalf of a forty-six year old man injured by a hernia mesh product. The lawsuit alleges claims
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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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Find Your Mesh in the 510(k) Process

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

For those readers who want to know more about the mesh they may have had implanted for pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence or hernia, the process is made easier if you have the Medical Device approval number from the FDA. Below is a handy list of 510(k) approvals which you must look up under
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Welcome to MDND

May 30th, 2013 | By

June 1, 2013 ~ Welcome.  I’m Jane Akre, the Editor of MDND. We are now entering our second year of publishing and unfortunately the mesh-injured community is only growing.  At last count there were nearly 22,000 cases consolidated in one federal court in West Virginia and that does not take into account the hundreds if
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Surgical Mesh Complications Tear Lives Apart

Mar 25th, 2013 | By
Surgical Mesh Complications Tear Lives Apart

March 25, 2013~ First Coast News Jacksonville has just aired the latest mesh complication story at its Gannett station. See the story here. “The pain was severe enough that I couldn’t stay still on the bed.”  “It just became unbearable.  I went into seclusion from this.“ These are some of the comments from the four
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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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Why We Are Here ~ To Put a Face on Adverse Events

Jan 31st, 2013 | By
Why We Are Here ~ To Put a Face on Adverse Events

January 31, 2013 ~ Quite simply put the reason we are here at Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MDND) is to calculate the human toll of complications from the unregulated world of medical devices. Most Americans do not understand that the vast majority of medical devices 75-90% approved in the U.S. bypass any safety and
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Hernia Mesh Complications- Is the FDA Watching? Part II

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
Hernia Mesh Complications- Is the FDA Watching?  Part II

November 28, 2012 ~ Continuation from Part I, According to hernia mesh removal surgeon, Dr. Kevin Petersen, in a certain percentage of patients, the body will detect hernia mesh as a foreign material and will reject it. Symptoms may include scar tissue that leads to chronic pain and causes mesh to shrink and shrivel up,
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Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

November 28, 2012 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been updating pages on mesh used for hernia repair. Unlike transvaginal mesh, also made of plastic polypropylene, there is no Health Notification or Safety Warning on hernia mesh. That means there are no active lawsuits involving hernia mesh, but injuries are coming into
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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.