Posts Tagged ‘ pelvic mesh ’

Medical Compensation – When A Caller Asks If You’ve Had a Bladder Sling

Jul 27th, 2015 | By
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Sometimes one can actually find humor in this mesh mess.  Easy for me to say, I’m not injured. But let me share this with you – the ultimate irony. Frankly, I couldn’t believe my ears. Late last week I got a call from “Patrick.”  He had an Indian accent. Patrick said he was with Medical
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*New* Cook Medical Pelvic Mesh Readies for Trial

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By
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In this Op-Ed story by Joe Saunders, Saunders and Walker, he reports Cook Medical is preparing for trial of hundreds of women implanted with its form of pelvic mesh.   Implanted transvaginally like polypropylene (PP) mesh, the biologic mesh from Cook Medical is made from pig intestines. It is supposed to provide better integration with the
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Patient Advocate Lana Keeton Sues J&J, FDA for Criminal Obstruction of Justice – Dead Women Matter!

Jul 20th, 2015 | By
Keeton at Hart Senate Office Dec 2014

Lana Keeton has probably done more to bring awareness of the pelvic mesh mess than any single individual. She has spoken to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), held rallies in Washington, D.C., testified to the expert panel convened to discuss transvaginal mesh in September 2011. Having worked within the system for so long, with
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Pelvic Mesh Trials Naming J&J

Jul 16th, 2015 | By
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The following is a partial list of the upcoming pelvic mesh trials naming J&J’s Ethicon mesh as defective. Understand that the  schedule frequently changes so this is the most up-to-date. Other manufacturers cases will be added as they become available.  Trial updates The Jennifer Ramirez v. Ethicon  case was supposed to start July 13 in
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J&J: Talk of Mesh Litigation Absent from 2 Q Report

Jul 15th, 2015 | By
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Notably absent from the Johnson & Johnson Second Quarter report is any discussion of pelvic mesh litigation, its cost and its specific toll on the company. Speaking to a group of investors Tuesday, CEO Alex Gorsky did not mention pelvic mesh, transvaginal, urology, gynecology, or of the 35,000 or so product liability cases the company is facing.
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*New* Judge Goodwin’s June 2 Status Hearing – on Mesh, Medicare and Media

Jun 21st, 2015 | By
Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, overseeing bellwether mesh trials

Many readers have asked about the contents of the June 2 Status hearing in Charleston, West Virginia called by Judge Joseph Goodwin. He is overseeing more than 77,000 pelvic mesh cases in his federal courtroom. The hearing brought lawyers from five mesh manufacturers (Bard, AMS, Boston Scientific, Ethicon and Coloplast) as well as the attorneys
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*Updated* J&J Facing 37 Pelvic Mesh Trials in December

Jun 16th, 2015 | By
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In an attempt to move the enormous number of transvaginal pelvic mesh cases through his court, Judge Joseph Goodwin will consolidate for trial 37 cases naming Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) to be heard in his Charleston, WV court on December 7, 2015.  Previously filed as 26 cases last month, that was soon updated to 29 product liability
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Urogynecologist Dr. Walker Talks Mesh Removals and Worst Offenders

Jun 8th, 2015 | By
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Dr. Christopher Walker is a Urogynecologist located in Orlando, Florida. His practice focuses on urogynecology and female pelvic reconstruction.  His office link Besturogyn.com is here.  This month he is also a supporter of Mesh News Desk.  Mesh News Desk editor, Jane Akre recently interviewed Dr. Walker who has patients from around the world visiting his
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*New* Canadian Class Action Certified Against AMS Pelvic Mesh Maker

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By
Daniel Bach, Siskinds LLP

News out of Canada is that a class action lawsuit against American Medical Systems (AMS) has been certified clearing the way for defective product litigation and/or settlements. The action affects potentially thousands of women in Canada, says attorney Daniel Bach of Siskinds LLP law firm of Toronto. The decision is now available online here. The
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Women in Solidarity Over Mesh Injuries Listen to Court Proceedings

Jun 2nd, 2015 | By
Anti Mesh rally in WV federal court.

By Tuesday afternoon, women who gathered for a status hearing on their pelvic mesh cases began filtering into Judge Joseph Goodwin’s Charleston, WV courtroom. Judge Goodwin is overseeing more than 76,000 product liability cases in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia. He had called for a status hearing from five
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