Posts Tagged ‘ lawsuits ’

Judy’s J&J Campaign

Oct 8th, 2013 | By
Judy’s J&J Campaign

The following campaign is initiated by “Judy” a mesh injured woman who is involved in litigation and cannot be identified. She has researched all of the products made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and there are many. Here are her words: Mesh Injured Friends ~ As many of you know Johnson & Johnson is the
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Day 24: Linda Gross v. Ethicon J&J Case Goes to Jury in First Vaginal Mesh Trial

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

February 19, 2013 ~  In this first lawsuit to go to trial over whether the Ethicon unit of Johnson & Johnson properly designed the Prolift vaginal mesh implant, nine jurors received instructions this morning from Judge Carol Higbee in the Atlantic City, New Jersey courtroom. Jurors are required to accept the ‘The Charge’ of Judge
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Breaking News ~ J & J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
Breaking News ~ J & J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval

March 21 ~ Bloomberg is reporting (here) that major medical device maker Johnson & Johnson (J&J) sold the Gynecare Prolift surgical mesh for three years before it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The mesh is now the subject of more than 550 lawsuits, reports Bloomberg. Prolift is a pre-cut mesh
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Get the Mesh Out! Doctors React to Patients Following FDA’s July Warning about Surgical Mesh

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
Get the Mesh Out!  Doctors React to Patients Following FDA’s July Warning about Surgical Mesh

NOVEMBER 4, 2011 – Last July 13 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the most strongly warning notice yet about complications associated with surgical mesh – women listened. (see back story here). So did men with the same sort of polypropylene mesh for hernia repair as did women with mesh for stress incontinence.
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The Next Medical Device Controversy: Vaginal Mesh, Business Week, September 15, 2011

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

Business Week reports on The Next Medical Device Controversy: Vaginal Mesh Marci Sutin Levin, a 65-year-old New York marketing executive says she can’t sleep, work, or have sex because of endless pain she’s experienced ever since she had surgical mesh implanted in 2007. Hers is one of 600 lawsuits that have been filed against 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.