Posts Tagged ‘ Polypropylene Mesh ’

Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection and fistulas, among other problems. General Surgery News reports on the March 2014
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C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

Oct 8th, 2014 | By
C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

October 8, 2014 – Readers of Mesh News Desk have been wondering why there has been no news on the C.R. Bard front while other mesh manufacturers are quietly settling pelvic mesh-injury cases. Bloomberg reports an agreement has been reached between lawyers and C.R. Bard to resolve more than 500 product liability lawsuits with a
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Judge Goodwin Expresses Confusion? ‘Gold Standard’ or Defective Pelvic Mesh?

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

  *Editor’s Note~ MND editor has been the only reporter covering these trials so the comments by Judge Goodwin as the days testimony ended, were particularly noteworthy. Judge Goodwin has shown a lighthearted spirit joking with the jurors and even the attorneys. Once calling a sidebar after an absence of one he said “I’ve missed
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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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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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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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Harvard Researchers Take FDA’s Device Approvals to Task

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
Harvard Researchers Take FDA’s Device Approvals to Task

Using documents that recently came to light, Harvard researchers have traced a troubling approval process within the Food and Drug Administration that allows medical devices to be sold with little oversight. Essentially the supplemental application resembles the agency’s 510(k) process that allows medical devices to be marketed without clinical trials. The paper is reported in
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Groups Calls for DOJ to Investigate J&J for Document Destruction, Launches Website

Mar 26th, 2014 | By
Groups Calls for DOJ to Investigate J&J for Document Destruction, Launches Website

Today, March 26th, a consumer group, Corporate Action Network (CAN) called on the Department of Justice (DOJ)  to investigate Johnson & Johnson for document destruction. A copy of the letter the group sent to Attorney General Eric Holder is here. CAN also announced the launch of the website  www.JohnsonAndJohnsonHurtsWomen.org in Response to Pattern of Defective
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MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

Dec 19th, 2013 | By
MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

The name of Dr. Dionysios Veronikis St. Louis is one that is increasingly heard among mesh-injured women.  Dr. Veronikis tells Mesh News Desk (MND) he now spends half of his time doing mesh removal surgeries, also known as explants, and although he still uses synthetic mesh on rare occasions, his surgical skills allow him to
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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.