Posts Tagged ‘ Mesh medical Device News Desk ’

Wall Street Journal: Transvaginal Mesh and $800,000 Conflicts of Interest

Mar 14th, 2014 | By
Wall Street Journal: Transvaginal Mesh and $800,000 Conflicts of Interest

Some of the names in this story may sound familiar, primary among them  Dr. Vincente Lucente. He was one of the doctors mentioned during the Linda Gross transvaginal mesh trial naming manufacturer Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson). Lucente was one of the young doctors brought under the wing of Ethicon to be a preceptor, or trainer
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Endo/ American Medical Systems Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh

Mar 5th, 2014 | By
Endo/ American Medical Systems Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh

Endo Health Solutions took over American Medical Systems (AMS) in 2011 for $2.9 billion and in doing do inherited roughly 22,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. That may have been a mistake. In its annual report released by the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, Endo says it has received subpoenas from several states investigating its pelvic mesh
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March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By
March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

    Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND) everyone, aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your original source for news on the transvaginal mesh and increasingly hernia mesh front for nearly three years. There are now about 60,000 lawsuits filed in this country alone concerning transvaginal mesh injuries. MND continues to be shocked that the media
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Day Three: Lewis v. Ethicon ~Polypropylene Under the Microscope

Feb 12th, 2014 | By
Day Three: Lewis v. Ethicon ~Polypropylene Under the Microscope

Editor of MND, Jane Akre, offers this coverage as a service to the thousands of women who are mesh-injured and want information on the proceedings. This coverage cannot continue without your support.  Additional reporting is available on an individual basis including trial documents and MND can be used as a press release service for your related enterprises
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J&J Mishandled Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Files – Let the Jurors Decide

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

     An update now on the missing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) files that were requested by lawyers for the injured in upcoming transvaginal mesh litigation, only to find they went missing or were intentionally destroyed. A judge has West Virginia judge has ruled the healthcare giant did improperly destroy or lose thousands of files, emails,
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Feb 2014 Spring is Right Around the Corner and so are Transvaginal Mesh Trials

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By
Feb 2014 Spring is Right Around the Corner and so are Transvaginal Mesh Trials

    We can only hope that  spring flowers will soon alert us that milder weather is right around the corner.  But that’s just a wish. What we do know is that mesh trials are heating up around the country. Mesh News Desk will try to keep up with all of the goings on whether in
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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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Dr. Veronikis: What is Informed Consent Concerning Transvaginal Mesh Removal?

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Mesh News Desk (MND) interviewed Dr. Dionysios Veronikis of the Vaginal Surgery and Urogynecology Institute of St. Louis. Dr. Veronikis was brought to our attention by the large number of women referred to his practice for transvaginal mesh removal after suffering the complications of transvaginal mesh implants for both stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ
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Your Turn: Blocking the Pain

Dec 11th, 2013 | By
Your Turn: Blocking the Pain

A woman known to Mesh News Desk (MND) who wishes to remain anonymous because she is involved in litigation has these thoughts on blocking nerve pain. MND does not give out legal or medical recommendations so we rely on others who have had experiences they want to share. This is not intended to substitute for
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Jones Transvaginal Mesh Trial Rescheduled Again

Nov 26th, 2013 | By
Jones Transvaginal Mesh Trial Rescheduled Again

Another Rescheduling in the last bellwether trial against C.R. Bard It appears that the Carolyn Jones product liability trial naming C.R. Bard has been cancelled for a third time. Originally scheduled to start December 3, Tuesday, Court Order #380 states there will be a Pretrial Conference Thursday, January 9 at 1 pm and a trial
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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.