Posts Tagged ‘ Stress urinary incontinence ’

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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Texas Transvaginal Mesh Trial Alleges Defective Ethicon TVT-O

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
Texas Transvaginal Mesh Trial Alleges Defective Ethicon TVT-O

Linda Batiste v John Robert McNabb M.D. and Ethicon Inc., and Johnson & Johnson. Jury selection was completed Monday, March 17,  in a Dallas courtroom in the case of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson (13-cv-04800). This will be the second case that goes to trial in a state court. The case of Linda
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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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Commentary: One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By
Commentary:  One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Commentary: What Jurors Never Got to See in the Lewis v. Ethicon Trial In an effort to streamline the proceedings Judge Joseph Goodwin had early on told the court that he would move these cases through his federal courtroom. He certainly did that with a directed verdict in favor of Ethicon on February 18, six
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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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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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Dr. Veronikis: What is Informed Consent Concerning Transvaginal Mesh Removal?

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Mesh News Desk (MND) interviewed Dr. Dionysios Veronikis of the Vaginal Surgery and Urogynecology Institute of St. Louis. Dr. Veronikis was brought to our attention by the large number of women referred to his practice for transvaginal mesh removal after suffering the complications of transvaginal mesh implants for both stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ
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FDA Approves New American Medical System Transvaginal Mesh Sling

Dec 9th, 2013 | By
FDA Approves New American Medical System Transvaginal Mesh Sling

American Medical Systems (AMS) has just received FDA clearance to market a new incontinence sling, according to a press release that appears in the Wall Street Journal. The RetroArc Retropubic Sling System received the Food the Drug Administration’s 510(k) clearance, a standard that does not require any clinical trials but relies on naming a similar 
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Find Your Mesh in the 510(k) Process

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

For those readers who want to know more about the mesh they may have had implanted for pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence or hernia, the process is made easier if you have the Medical Device approval number from the FDA. Below is a handy list of 510(k) approvals which you must look up under
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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.