Posts Tagged ‘ pelvic mesh ’

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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Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By
Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

A company that produces transvaginal mesh for a major manufacturer is setting aside $180 million for transvaginal mesh cases. As of this writing,  pelvic mesh maker C.R. Bard is facing 9,234 product liability cases filed in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh filed in the federal West Virginia court also
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Women’s Open Letter to Doctors – The Truth About Pelvic Mesh

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Women’s Open Letter to Doctors – The Truth About Pelvic Mesh

The letter below is from Noni Wideman, researcher extraordinaire! and long time contributor to Mesh News Desk and her own Links on Mesh, a Facebook page. Here. This is a letter you may want to share with your medical practitioners or anyone who needs an update on the current crisis in women’s healthcare. Thank you. 
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Women’s Words Speak Truth About Mesh

Jul 1st, 2014 | By
Women’s Words Speak Truth About Mesh

Remember the Stories of Anger series from a couple of years ago? Read it here. Women were speaking out and expressing their frustration with the medical system, their anger at the Food and Drug Administration and of course, their disgust with pelvic mesh manufacturers. The following are some of their quotes. I am now looking
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Why Scotland Banned Pelvic Mesh

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
Why Scotland Banned Pelvic Mesh

While mesh-injured Americans have been trying to raise the profile on their injuries and the fact that mesh use is ongoing in this country, Scottish women managed to speak directly to their government and the government listened! What made the difference? The fact that one can petition the government directly. The women testified to a
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Mesh Injuries Front Page News as Scottish Mesh Petitioners Meet With Parliament

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By
Mesh Injuries Front Page News as Scottish Mesh Petitioners Meet With Parliament

Today’s story from the BBC shows women in Scotland implanted with pelvic mesh are making front page news and making headway in their fight to raise awareness of pelvic mesh injuries. See the BBC story here. Tuesday, several mesh implant survivors gave “heartbreaking” evidence to the Scottish Parliament Committee. The Scottish Mesh Survivors campaign has
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AGs in 50 States – Investigate J&J for Mesh Injuries, Costs, Document Destruction

May 28th, 2014 | By
AGs in 50 States – Investigate J&J for Mesh Injuries, Costs, Document Destruction

Today Corporate Action Network launched what is planned to be the first of a 50 state campaign to urge the Attorneys General of all 50 states to investigate healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson for mesh-injuries and their related costs and the destruction of documents requested in litigation. There are presently at least 22,000 product liability
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UK Woman Notes Changes to J&J Website

May 8th, 2014 | By

Seems a bit strange if you visit these websites  particularly Ethicon and you try to access SUI and POP products, you get an  access denied message.  Hernia lighter meshes are accessible. If they have nothing to hide why are they hiding  products that previously were vigorously marketed and easily  accessed? Type TVT-O of Gynecare in the
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FDA: *IMPORTANT* How To Weigh in on Reclassifying Pelvic Mesh To High-Risk!

Apr 29th, 2014 | By
FDA: *IMPORTANT* How To Weigh in on Reclassifying Pelvic Mesh To High-Risk!

*NEW*  Readers of Mesh News Desk understand that the Food and Drug Administration has allowed  the polypropylene-based material onto the market to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence with very little scrutiny.  In fact, the 510(k) approval process is an approval to sell, and does not require safety and efficacy assurances. Now the agency is
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When Doctors Speak……Should We Always Listen?

Apr 28th, 2014 | By
When Doctors Speak……Should We Always Listen?

A Mesh News Desk thoughtful reader has this to say about the Position Statement from the American Urogynecology Society  (AUGS). See background story here. You may recall they feel the use of pelvic mesh is justified and still a “tool” they want to have in their toolbox. That may be a fallback position but as
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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.