Posts Tagged ‘ Hernia Mesh ’

Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection and fistulas, among other problems. General Surgery News reports on the March 2014
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FDA – What Are We Waiting For?

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
FDA – What Are We Waiting For?

FDA-What Are We Waiting For? It’s been months since the FDA said a word about mesh, and years since it’s known stronger action was needed. Meanwhile, more and more people are getting hurt. Sign our letter below to let them know how you feel. Tell the FDA: Stop hesitating. Reclassify all pelvic mesh as high-risk.
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Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

According to an article in Lawyers and Settlements lawsuits are still being filed against the maker of the Kugel Hernia Mesh. Mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard offered a $184 million settlement more than three years ago to some 3,000 Kugel mesh implanted patients.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began the Kugel recall in 2005 and
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Happy Birthday Mesh News Desk!

Aug 1st, 2014 | By
Happy Birthday Mesh News Desk!

It’s hard to believe when you are having so much (fun? is that the right word?)  but Mesh News Desk  aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk officially turns three this month, which also happens to be the month of your editor’s birthday.  In that time 500 pages of copy have been turned out which is
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Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jul 24th, 2014 | By
Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jury selection August 22. Pelvic mesh trial to start August 25. The case of Huskey v. Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) has survived a summary judgment motion and will continue to federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Jo Huskey is a 54-year-old woman who was implanted with a TVT-O pelvic mesh device in February, 2011 to
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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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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.