Posts Tagged ‘ transvaginal mesh ’

Christine Scott: Bard $5.5 Million Loss at Trial Survives Appeal

Nov 20th, 2014 | By
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Mesh maker C.R. Bard had challenged the jury award of $5.5 million for plaintiff Christine and Roy Scott in the first pelvic trial in the country in July 2012. Now that jury decision has been upheld.   The appellate opinion was issued by the California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District in a unanimous opinion by a
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Day Five: Doctors who Disagree with Pelvic Mesh as the “Standard of Care”

Nov 12th, 2014 | By
Wilkie Ferguson federal court, Miami

If the lawyers working for Boston Scientific need to convince a jury that polypropylene pelvic mesh is the “standard of care” that is the accepted norm by most in the medical community, then a series of obstacles were thrown in path of that argument in a Miami federal court Friday November 7th.   The plaintiffs’ case
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DAY THREE: The Father of the Pinnacle Mesh Kit

Nov 6th, 2014 | By
Dr. Dennis Miller, urogynecologist

Mesh News Desk thanks the many donors and Herman Gerel Law and Saunders & Walker for their contributions to this coverage! Dr. Dennis Miller is a Wisconsin based medical doctor. While he has extensive training as a urogynecologist, Dr. Miller also has another role – he works extensively with medical device manufacturers and is the
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Boston Scientific Day Two: The Problem with Pinnacle and Polypropylene

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

In this second day of a federal product liability trial of four women implanted with the Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh Kit,  polypropylene (PP) was on the stand as well as the Boston Scientific (BSC). Marlex was the name of the BSC polypropylene mesh.  The raw material is supplied by the petroleum company, Chevron Phillips, which supplies
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FDA – What Are We Waiting For?

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
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FDA-What Are We Waiting For? It’s been months since the FDA said a word about mesh, and years since it’s known stronger action was needed. Meanwhile, more and more people are getting hurt. Sign our letter below to let them know how you feel. Tell the FDA: Stop hesitating. Reclassify all pelvic mesh as high-risk.
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Doctor Directory: Dr. Daniel Elliott- Urology Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
Dr. Daniel Elliott, Mayo Clinic Urology, Rochester MN

As part of an ongoing series: Doctor Directory, Mesh News Desk  will bring you interviews with the leading doctors involved with the current transvaginal mesh issue. Most of the doctors interviewed have been chosen because they recognize mesh injuries as real and deserving of attention, however, those profiled here may have different attitudes toward treatment.
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FDA Loosens its Leash on Medical Device Makers

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
Prolift mesh kit, Ethicon, J&J

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making it a little easier on medical device manufacturers to “tweak” their product without having the burden of reapplying for permission to market. Last week, the FDA announced it would not require manufacturers to alert the agency when changes are made to a device unless the change poses
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Salazar $73 Million Transvaginal Mesh Award Slashed in Half Due to Tort Reform

Oct 19th, 2014 | By
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At the time, it was the highest award ever given a woman injured by pelvic mesh. Now that it has been reduced in half, to $34.6 million, it remains the highest award ever in transvaginal mesh litigation. The Dallas trial of Martha Salazar resulted in an unprecedented $73.4 million jury award to Mrs. Salazar. The
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C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

Oct 8th, 2014 | By
Bard Avaulta

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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FDA Must Reclassify Synthetic Mesh Now!

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

October 2, 2014   Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services   Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D. Director, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services   Dear Drs. Hamburg and Shuren, We, the supporters and members of the
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