Posts Tagged ‘ Prolift ’

Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

More news is coming into Mesh News Desk from around the world concerning mesh litigation. Johnson & Johnson is being sued in Israel over complications linked to its Prolift Vaginal Mesh kit used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  You may recall that the Prolift was sold by Ethicon (Johnson & Jonson) before it ever received FDA approval.  See background story
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Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

Apr 8th, 2014 | By
Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

  Mesh News Desk readers are a savvy bunch and are becoming attuned to the myths they are told about pelvic mesh in place of just the facts ‘mam. The following are things women are told if they are experiencing prolapse or incontinence today… the stories have not changed much. Mythbusters here on fact versus
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J&J Mishandled Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Files – Let the Jurors Decide

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

     An update now on the missing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) files that were requested by lawyers for the injured in upcoming transvaginal mesh litigation, only to find they went missing or were intentionally destroyed. A judge has West Virginia judge has ruled the healthcare giant did improperly destroy or lose thousands of files, emails,
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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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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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J&J Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

Dec 8th, 2013 | By
J&J Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

Ethicon Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, 12-MD-02327, In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation Joseph R. Goodwin, presiding Date filed: 02/07/2012 Date of last filing: 12/03/2013 PART ONE     (Continues in Part 2) According to a 30-page document filed in federal court in West Virginia December 2, officials at Johnson & Johnson
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What was Lost in J&J Purge of Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Documents?

Dec 8th, 2013 | By
What was Lost in J&J Purge of Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Documents?

PART  TWO    (Continued from Part I here) Lawyers for thousands of women who have filed product liability lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and its  Ethicon division say the company purged documents for a decade, documents that are crucial to proving their defective transvaginal mesh cases in federal court. Calling it a “systemic failure at all
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Suffering in New Zealand: Jacqui Scott Wants Mesh Removed in States

Nov 20th, 2013 | By
Suffering in New Zealand: Jacqui Scott Wants Mesh Removed in States

Jacqui Scott is making headlines in New Zealand. The Napier resident has been the subject of a column by Kerre McIvor of the New Zealand Herald, as well as a feature article in New Zealand Women’s Weekly. The November 3 Herald article, entitled “Rape victim may yet get justice,” reports that Scott’s ordeal began in
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Scotland’s Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

Nov 13th, 2013 | By
Scotland’s Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

The Daily Record- the newspaper of Scotland – reports that due to front page headline reports by its sister publication, The Sunday Mail, the country’s Health Secretary, Alex Neil, is calling for tougher regulations concerning transvaginal mesh and more informed consent. The Sunday Mail, and reporter Marion Scott, have done a series of hard-hitting exposes
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Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Talks May be Underway

Sep 30th, 2013 | By

Although unsubstantiated at this time, C.R. Bard and the makers of transvaginal mesh are said to be in settlement talks with lawyers representing 50,000 plaintiffs. This according to Bloomberg but not confirmed by any of the companies involved. The last two lawsuits naming C.R. Bard filed in federal court both settled before the facts went
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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.