Posts Tagged ‘ POP ’

Endo/ American Medical Systems Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh

Mar 5th, 2014 | By
Endo/ American Medical Systems Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh

Endo Health Solutions took over American Medical Systems (AMS) in 2011 for $2.9 billion and in doing do inherited roughly 22,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. That may have been a mistake. In its annual report released by the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, Endo says it has received subpoenas from several states investigating its pelvic mesh
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Endo/American Medical System Sets Aside $520 Million for Mesh Litigation Costs

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Whether you settle a lawsuit or fight it to the bitter end, it costs a lot to be involved in transvaginal mesh litigation. Endo Health Solutions, the parent company of American Medical Systems (AMS) has set aside approximately $520 million to cover those costs according to its Securities and Exchange Commission filing (SEC) just released
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Slater’s Trial Schedule for Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Jan 30th, 2014 | By
Slater’s Trial Schedule for Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Adam Slater is the attorney who took the Linda Gross case to trial last February where he secured the largest jury award yet granted to a mesh-injured woman $11.1 million. Of that award $7.76 million was punitive, intended to punish Johnson & Johnson for its action. Background story here. While that case remains on appeal
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The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By
The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

Sponsored Content THE 510(k) PROCESS – SAFETY FORGOTTEN By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The 510(k) process is relied upon by the medical device industry, including pelvic mesh manufacturers, such as Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, Atrium Medical Corporation, and Davol/Bard, to quickly get devices marketed in the United States.  (The term
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American Urogyn Society: Mesh Slings Are Safe – Blame Lawyers and Media for Controversy

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
American Urogyn Society: Mesh Slings Are Safe – Blame Lawyers and Media for Controversy

The jury has been out on the safety of slings to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). When the Food and Drug Administration issued its warning to the public in July 2011 (here) it said essentially that the much larger transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) carried more risk than benefits and that
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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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SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

By Aaron Leigh Horton According Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA, the leading expert for 100% removal of transvaginal mesh from the body, “I think that more than 1 million patients [have polypropylene mesh implanted]! The companies have reported insertion of 250,000 implants per year!  This number is an estimate of the worldwide use of mesh.”
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The Faces of Mesh – One Woman’s Baffling Battle

Oct 16th, 2013 | By
The Faces of Mesh – One Woman’s Baffling Battle

The Faces of Mesh – One Woman’s Baffling Battle October 4, 2013 By Aaron Leigh Horton *Editors Note- Vance is at UCLA at this writing and planning surgery with Dr. Raz on Friday, October 18,2013! Navigating through a violent Texas rainstorm in August was not how I pictured the moments leading up to my very
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Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Oct 14th, 2013 | By
Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

The federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, that has more than 33,000 defective product claims consolidated in something called Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), now has a new section on the website for each MDL bellwether trial. Each of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers will face off with plaintiffs in four jury trials intended to test legal theories
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Deb C’s Top 10 Things to Know Before Mesh Surgery

Sep 9th, 2013 | By
Deb C’s Top 10 Things to Know Before Mesh Surgery

Deb C. has created Mesh Me Not, a website for women which is a valuable resource for information both before and after surgery.  Here is her Top 10 List… it was too good NOT to republish. Thank you Deb!  Please visit her site!~ Editor Mesh Me Not here.   What if I could go back
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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.