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September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! When it rains it pours.  This week there were THREE pelvis mesh trials all at the same time! Forget the fact that we have waited for many months to have any litigation…. then they come all at once.  Thanks goes out to Courtroom View Network,
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Cardenas v Boston Scientific – Jury Questions as They Deliberate

Aug 29th, 2014 | By

The latest in the Cardenas case! The case has gone to the jury, but it doesn’t appear a verdict will come immediately.  Maria Cardenas was implanted with a Boston Scientific Obtryx sling to treat incontinence.  She claims she is permanently injured. See Mesh News Desk trial coverage here. On Thursday, August 28th, the jurors in
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Renowned Urologist for the Plaintiffs Does Not Use Synthetic Mesh

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Renowned Urologist for the Plaintiffs Does Not Use Synthetic Mesh

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. You could call the afternoon witness in the Huskey v. Ethicon
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Huskey v Ethicon Day 4- Huskey Takes the Stand

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Huskey v Ethicon Day 4- Huskey Takes the Stand

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. Jo Huskey, 54 took the stand in this, Day 4 of
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J&J Federal Trial – Transvaginal Tape Risks Outweigh Benefits

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
J&J Federal Trial – Transvaginal Tape Risks Outweigh Benefits

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. ## Tuesday in the trial of Huskey v. Ethicon, the fourth
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Jury Reacts to Minimally Invasive Transvaginal Mesh Procedure

Aug 26th, 2014 | By
Jury Reacts to Minimally Invasive Transvaginal Mesh Procedure

Day Two- Morning Session ~ This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. The second day of the Huskey
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Huskey v Ethicon Case Opens Monday

Aug 24th, 2014 | By
Huskey v Ethicon Case Opens Monday

The product liability case that could turn the tide for healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson over its controversial transvaginal mesh implants begins Monday, August 25.  Jo Huskey, 54, was implanted with a TVT-O, a vaginal sling made of polypropylene (PP) mesh, on February 23, 2011 to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). She experienced mesh erosion
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POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

By Dan Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP., Sponsored Content An estimated 50,000 women a year in the United States undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) with the use of a medical device known as a power morcellator. Power morcellators typically use a rapidly rotating blade to cut
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Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

Aug 12th, 2014 | By
Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

“Estelle Tasz, 38, sat on the plane heading to St. Louis for her second pelvic mesh removal in as many months. She had surgery one month earlier at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for removal of her transvaginal mesh, a TVT retropubic sling made by Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson). However, one hour after
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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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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.