Posts Tagged ‘ Mesh medical Device News Desk ’

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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NJ Judge Upholds $11 Million Linda Gross Award- Ethicon Announces Another Appeal

Jul 17th, 2014 | By
NJ Judge Upholds $11 Million Linda Gross Award- Ethicon Announces Another Appeal

Congratulations Linda and Jeff Gross! It was a year ago February that Linda and Jeff Gross of  Watertown, South Dakota were awarded $11.1 million following their four-week defective pelvic mesh trial against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Wednesday the verdict was upheld in the product liability case. Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Carol
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Hello July- A Long, Hot Summer of Waiting

Jul 6th, 2014 | By
Hello July- A Long, Hot Summer of Waiting

Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, also known as Mesh News Desk (MND). It is a long hot summer and so far those many bellwether lawsuits the mesh community had been promised are rescheduled or off the schedule entirely.  While the heat is good for heirloom tomatoes, not so good for patience. What is
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June – Watching and Waiting for News of Mesh Settlements, Reclassification

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

Tensions are beginning to get strained over the extremely long wait for justice for the mesh- injured. Welcome to Mesh News Desk aka MMDND your source for all news mesh-related. Much is happening at this time but much of it is behind the scenes.   Take for example, the recent announcement that Endo/AMS had decided to
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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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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.