Posts Tagged ‘ transvaginal mesh ’

Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

Aug 12th, 2014 | By
Estelle Finds Complete TVT Removal

“Estelle Tasz, 38, sat on the plane heading to St. Louis for her second pelvic mesh removal in as many months. She had surgery one month earlier at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for removal of her transvaginal mesh, a TVT retropubic sling made by Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson). However, one hour after
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Boston Scientific Wins First Pelvic Mesh Trial

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

After a two week trial, Boston Scientific won its first product liability trial over transvaginal mesh. The jurors returned the verdict around 5 pm Tuesday, July 29. On March 9, 2010, Diane Albright received the implant made by Boston Scientific – the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit.  According to her complaint, Albright suffered mesh complications
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Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By
Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

A company that produces transvaginal mesh for a major manufacturer is setting aside $180 million for transvaginal mesh cases. As of this writing,  pelvic mesh maker C.R. Bard is facing 9,234 product liability cases filed in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh filed in the federal West Virginia court also
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ProteGen Mesh ~ The Grandmother of them All

Jul 13th, 2014 | By
ProteGen Mesh  ~ The Grandmother of them All

Fantastic researcher and friend, Suzanne McClain has always been the most competent person in digging through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration records (FDA), tedious work which involves a lot of patience. Here she has prepared a spreadsheet that shows the Johnson & Johnson meshes, and predicate devices used in order to clear them through
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Suffering in Silence: Estelle Tasz Turned Away From the ER with Raging Pelvic Mesh Infection

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Suffering in Silence: Estelle Tasz Turned Away From the ER with Raging Pelvic Mesh Infection

Estelle Tasz calls her home “organized chaos.” The 37-year old mother of four is home now after more than one month in Los Angeles where she went one night in a desperate bid to find medical help. Estelle thought it was necessary to travel 2,400 miles to get help after four hospitals in her home
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Women Protest Texas Taxpayers Picking up Tab on Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Jun 26th, 2014 | By
Women Protest Texas Taxpayers Picking up Tab on Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Reporter Janet St. James tells viewers in the Dalla,s Texas area that the costs of mesh injuries are enormous and YOU the taxpayer are picking up the tab. Her report aired today on the ABC station, WFAA,  and featured the letter from the Corporate Action Network to the Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott asking
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Why Scotland Banned Pelvic Mesh

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
Why Scotland Banned Pelvic Mesh

While mesh-injured Americans have been trying to raise the profile on their injuries and the fact that mesh use is ongoing in this country, Scottish women managed to speak directly to their government and the government listened! What made the difference? The fact that one can petition the government directly. The women testified to a
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A Scottish Health Board Votes to Ban Transvaginal Mesh Implants

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
A Scottish Health Board Votes to Ban Transvaginal Mesh Implants

After an effective campaign where women spoke directly to a Scottish Parliamentary Committee, a Scottish Health Board has decided to ban the use of transvaginal mesh implants used as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. This is the first board to suspend the plastic mesh implants reports the Sunday Mail’s reporter Marion Scott here. The
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LEGAL THOUGHTS ON THE AMS TRANSVAGINAL MESH SETTLEMENT

May 22nd, 2014 | By
LEGAL THOUGHTS ON THE AMS TRANSVAGINAL MESH SETTLEMENT

SPONSORED CONTENT By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP                 Recently, Endo Pharmaceuticals announced that it had reached a settlement in principle with four law firms representing plaintiffs in the transvaginal mesh litigation pending before Judge Goodwin in federal district court in West Virginia (MDL 2325).  The Press Release issued by
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Shareholders, CEO Meet With Those Injured by J&J Mesh

Apr 27th, 2014 | By
Shareholders, CEO Meet With Those Injured by J&J Mesh

It was not an easy trip for this mesh-injured group to make to New Brunswick, New Jersey, home of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J). As editor of Mesh News Desk, I had gathered five mesh-injured to fly into town but we were warned that while access to the annual J&J shareholders meeting April 24
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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.