Posts Tagged ‘ Incontinence ’

Day Five: Lewis v Ethicon: Ticking Time Bomb

Feb 15th, 2014 | By
Day Five: Lewis v Ethicon: Ticking Time Bomb

Lawyers for the plaintiff Carolyn Lewis (C.L.) wrapped up their defective product case against Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) on Friday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day, capping off the day with C.L. on the stand. Before that there was more testimony via videotape from scientists working with Ethicon to show the company knew it had a problem
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Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

Jan 28th, 2014 | By
Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

Writer and researcher Noni Wideman has been at it again, uncovering the links to many autoimmune diseases that seem to plague mesh-implanted persons. This  does not mean there is a cause-effect but certainly there is a correlation seen with many of these diseases cropping up among those who have had mesh implanted to treat prolapse,
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MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

Dec 19th, 2013 | By
MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

The name of Dr. Dionysios Veronikis St. Louis is one that is increasingly heard among mesh-injured women.  Dr. Veronikis tells Mesh News Desk (MND) he now spends half of his time doing mesh removal surgeries, also known as explants, and although he still uses synthetic mesh on rare occasions, his surgical skills allow him to
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Bard Opening Arguments in Federal Transvaginal Mesh Case

Jul 9th, 2013 | By
Bard Opening Arguments in Federal Transvaginal Mesh Case

July 9, 2013 ~“Our job together is to figure out the facts. Trust is a sacred and powerful thing. Although a corporation may be doing good work, if you find they failed in warning, making and manufacturing this device, you must hold them accountable.” That was the opening statement from attorney Henry Garrard who represents
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Jury Seated in C.R. Bard Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Jul 8th, 2013 | By
Jury Seated in C.R. Bard Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial

July 8, 2013~ Telling the courtroom that California would take three weeks to seat a jury, West Virginia U.S. District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin had a jury selected in just two hours in the first federal case naming a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh. C.R. Bard, maker of Avaulta meshes, is named as a defendant
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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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Men and Mesh

Jun 12th, 2013 | By
Men and Mesh

June 12, 2013 ~ You may have recently seen the advertisements for male urinary incontinence products. The Guardian pad was just launched in April with promises of offering “discrete protection for men who suffer from light to moderate male incontinence.” See here. According to the Mayo Clinic newsletter (here), male urinary incontinence is the most
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Mesh Fails 25 Percent of Time in Vaginal Prolapse Repair

May 15th, 2013 | By
Mesh Fails 25 Percent of Time in Vaginal Prolapse Repair

  May 15, 2013 ~ Bloomberg (here) reports surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse failed about 25 percent of the time within seven years. Reported in the May 15th Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this is the longest look ever to determine how those who undergo pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair fared in
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Carpenter v. American Medical Systems Trial Delayed

May 8th, 2013 | By
Carpenter v. American Medical Systems Trial Delayed

May 8, 2013 ~ The trial of Marion Carpenter v. American Medical Systems which was scheduled to begin in San Bernardino California, May 13th, has been delayed until January or February of 2014. Attorney Stewart Albertson tells MDND that decision was made by both sides appearing before Judge Bryan F. Foster, in the San Bernardino
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Next Trial – May 13: Carpenter v. AMS

May 8th, 2013 | By
Next Trial – May 13: Carpenter v. AMS

May 7, 2013 ~ The Marion Carpenter v American Medical Systems product liability trial is set to begin in San Bernardino County California on May 13. Carpenter has filed a medical malpractice action against her doctors and a products liability action against American Medical System. She is represented by Stewart Albertson of Albertson & Davidson
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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.