Posts Tagged ‘ polypropylene ’

Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

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
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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J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

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
L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

“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
Batiste v. Ethicon: Contentious Q & A with Medical Director Hinoul

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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Day Two: Batiste v. Ethicon

Mar 19th, 2014 | By
Day Two: Batiste v. Ethicon

Aaron Horton has spend her second day in the Dallas Courtroom where Linda Batiste is attempting to hold Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, accountable for her mesh-related injuries. In 2011 she was implanted with the incontinence mesh TVT-O and today she continues to suffer the complications.  Horton, whose mother is mesh-injured (see background
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Linda Batiste v. Ethicon Day One of Testimony

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
Linda Batiste v. Ethicon  Day One of Testimony

Mesh News Desk correspondent Aaron Horton is sitting in this Dallas courtroom where the first state case since Linda Gross is being heard against Ethicon over its TVT-O transvaginal mesh.  Horton will take a breather and occasionally add her comments and observations. MND really appreciates her efforts!  The 14-member jury was selected (including alternates) and
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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation

Mar 11th, 2014 | By
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation By Dan C. Bolton and Farid Zakaria, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The law firm of Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP recently filed a lawsuit in California federal court on behalf of a forty-six year old man injured by a hernia mesh product. The lawsuit alleges claims
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Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

Jan 28th, 2014 | By
Autoimmune Diseases and Surgical Mesh – Causation or Correlation?

Writer and researcher Noni Wideman has been at it again, uncovering the links to many autoimmune diseases that seem to plague mesh-implanted persons. This  does not mean there is a cause-effect but certainly there is a correlation seen with many of these diseases cropping up among those who have had mesh implanted to treat prolapse,
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Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

Jan 6th, 2014 | By
Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

Transvaginal mesh has been used in women to shore up pelvic organs since the late 1990s but long before that, the same polypropylene mesh was used in the treatment of hernias. In fact, it was thought that pelvic organ prolapse (POP) where the bladder, vagina, uterus or colon fall through the vaginal opening due 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.