Posts Tagged ‘ polypropylene ’

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 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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Hello May- Doctor Duh!

Apr 30th, 2015 | By
Jane Akre, editor Mesh News Desk

This story was originally submitted to the New York Times as an Op-Ed. It was not picked up. So far mainstream media has a blackout on this type of news, likely because of the potential advertisers who make these medical devices. I thought I would post it here for May because lately I’m hearing from
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Feb 26th, 2015 | By
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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives This petition will be delivered to: U.S. House of Representatives REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98 We, the undersigned, call on the United States House of Representatives to consider repealing the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 and hold any supplier of raw material such as Dacron, Polytetrafluoroethylene
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NEW* Cisson $2 Million Verdict Will Stand

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By
Charleston, WV federal courthouse

Judge Joseph Goodwin has ruled the $2 million jury award in the Donna Cisson case will stand. The August 2013 case against C.R. Bard over its defective Avaulta pelvic mesh was the first jury trial among the seven manufacturers whose cases have been consolidated in this Charleston, WV courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin is overseeing mutidistrict
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Boston Scientific Day Two: The Problem with Pinnacle and Polypropylene

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

In this second day of a federal product liability trial of four women implanted with the Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh Kit,  polypropylene (PP) was on the stand as well as the Boston Scientific (BSC). Marlex was the name of the BSC polypropylene mesh.  The raw material is supplied by the petroleum company, Chevron Phillips, which supplies
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Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
Prolene Mesh

According to this article in Lawyers and Settlements, lawyers for Maria Cardenas (Cardenas v. Boston Scientific) were not allowed to introduce to the jury the Material Safety Data Sheet.  The MSDS, you’ll recall from other trials, is a breakdown of the raw material that comes from oil companies,  Phillips or Sunoco, that goes into the
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Huskey v. Ethicon Begins Friday

Aug 19th, 2014 | By

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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J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
Prolene mesh

Plaintiff  Richard McLaughlin filed his lawsuit in California’s Central District last February. Although his mesh, made by Johnson & Johnson, was used for hernia repair, the allegations are the same as mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse – that the mesh is defective, that the instructions were missing or misleading, that the company is liable
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L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

“Cathy” continues her observations from a Dallas courtroom where 64-year-old L.B. is facing multi-billion dollar healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its women’s health and urology division, Ethicon. Cathy is a mesh-injured woman who cannot be identified because she is involved in litigation. Mesh News Desk is very grateful to its citizen court watchers!   Thank
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Batiste v. Ethicon: Contentious Q & A with Medical Director Hinoul

Mar 29th, 2014 | By

Thursday’s transcript in the Linda Batiste v. Ethicon shows a contentious back and forth between Thomas Cartmell, the attorney for Ms. Batiste and Dr. Piet Hinoul, Medical Director for Ethicon, as the product liability enters its second week in a Dallas courtroom. In the beginning of the afternoon, defense attorney William Gage moved for a
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