Posts Tagged ‘ Mesh News Desk ’

Huskey v. Ethicon Begins Friday

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
Huskey v. Ethicon Begins Friday

Jo Huskey (JH), 54, was implanted with a TVT-O, a vaginal sling made of Prolene mesh, on February 23, 2011. She experienced mesh erosion and dyspareunia (painful sex). As a result of her pelvic mesh complications, she had a revision surgery November 18, 2011. Only part of the medical device could be removed so her
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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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Albright v. Boston Scientific: One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

Readers of Mesh News Desk have seen this before. A law firm spends millions of dollars preparing a case for trial. Expert witnesses are deposed and paid, usually $500 an hour to review documents in preparation for trial. Lawyers travel around the world to take depositions of witnesses, scientists, experts, life planners, consultants. A normal
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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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Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

Jul 25th, 2014 | By
Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

The two week trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific d/b/a Mansfield Scientific, Inc. and Microvasive, Inc. is expected to go to the jury Monday, July 28, 2014 after closing arguments. The product liability lawsuit was filed in Middlesex Co in Massachusetts, Superior Court Action 12-0909. Boston Scientific is headquartered in Middlesex County, MA. On
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Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jul 24th, 2014 | By
Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jury selection August 22. Pelvic mesh trial to start August 25. The case of Huskey v. Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) has survived a summary judgment motion and will continue to federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Jo Huskey is a 54-year-old woman who was implanted with a TVT-O pelvic mesh device in February, 2011 to
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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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New York Times on Mesh Injuries and Texas Torts

Jul 13th, 2014 | By
New York Times on Mesh Injuries and Texas Torts

Texas has had an inquiry into mesh manufacturers, specifically Johnson & Johnson, for two years and nine other states have joined in.  The New York Times, in its Texas edition reports that Aaron Horton and her Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured is helping women to recognize their injuries and providing them with information and
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ProteGen Mesh ~ The Grandmother of them All

Jul 13th, 2014 | By
ProteGen Mesh  ~ The Grandmother of them All

Fantastic researcher and friend, Suzanne McClain has always been the most competent person in digging through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration records (FDA), tedious work which involves a lot of patience. Here she has prepared a spreadsheet that shows the Johnson & Johnson meshes, and predicate devices used in order to clear them through
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WFAA – Texas AG and 10 Others Investigate Transvaginal Mesh!

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
WFAA – Texas AG and 10 Others Investigate Transvaginal Mesh!

WFAA-TV’s reporter Janet St. James has been on the mesh story for years and broke a story today that the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is leading a nationwide investigation into Johnson & Johnson and its deceptive trade operations. St. James says there are ten other states that have joined a nationwide investigation concerning its
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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.