Posts Tagged ‘ vaginal mesh ’

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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Vaginal Mesh and English Law

Nov 11th, 2013 | By
Vaginal Mesh and English Law

by Oliver Thorne, Michelmores law firm UK http://www.michelmores.com/ Vaginal Mesh and English Law There is a storm brewing over the Atlantic. With multi-million pound settlements and awards being secured in U.S. mesh claims, a picture is beginning to emerge of the global spread of these defective products, and their impact on women around the world.
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Q&A: Dr. Anthony Visco, AUGS President

Mar 31st, 2013 | By
Q&A: Dr. Anthony Visco, AUGS President

April 3, 2013 ~ Dr. Anthony Visco is Chief of Urogynecology at Duke Univ. Medical Center and President of AUGS.  The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) was founded in 1979 and is a professional organization of 1,400 physicians and allied health professionals who care for women with pelvic floor disorders, specifically pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and
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Transvaginal Mesh: Stories of Anger

Mar 18th, 2013 | By
Transvaginal Mesh: Stories of Anger

March 18, 2013, by Jane Akre ~ Recently a doctor commented about mesh-injured women by saying “These are angry women.” I was taken aback. You trust your doctor. The doctor sells you on a minimally invasive procedure that will “fix you right up.”  Some women were told nothing – no consultation, no discussion on complications,
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FDA Helps Industry Push Medical Device Innovation

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
FDA Helps Industry Push Medical Device Innovation

December 4, 2012 ~ The FDA will collaborate with the medical device industry it regulates in a public-private collaboration, all to speed up the approval of new devices. The newly formed nonprofit group,  Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), has a goal of speeding up and simplifying the design and testing of medical devices, reports CBS
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Australia’s Vaginal Mesh ~ Largest Class Action in History?

Oct 15th, 2012 | By
Australia’s Vaginal Mesh ~ Largest Class Action in History?

  October 15, 2012 ~ It could become the largest class action product liability lawsuit in Australian history. Julie Davis is the plaintiff who heads the class action lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), in the third class action against the company in Australia in as many years. She like other women had what
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Study: Mesh Removal May Cause Injuries

Sep 25th, 2012 | By
Study: Mesh Removal May Cause Injuries

September 25, 2012 ~ Increasingly women are deciding that their synthetic surgical mesh placed to treat incontinence and prolapse is causing more complication than it’s cured and are opting to have it removed, but a new report says the removal procedure may cause a host of internal injuries, especially to the urethra, or the smooth
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Mesh Lawsuit Victor, Christine Scott Establishes ‘Mesh Gone Wrong’ Website

Aug 30th, 2012 | By
Mesh Lawsuit Victor, Christine Scott Establishes ‘Mesh Gone Wrong’ Website

She is the first woman to have successfully sued a surgical mesh manufacturer. Last month, Christine Scott, 53, and her husband were awarded $5.5 million by a Bakersfield, California jury for the injuries she suffered after being implanted with a synthetic vaginal mesh. The manufacturer, C.R. Bard announced immediately it would sue. The jury determined
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J & J Execs to be Deposed About Vaginal Mesh – What Did They Know – When Did They Know It

Jul 29th, 2012 | By
J & J Execs to be Deposed About Vaginal Mesh – What Did They Know – When Did They Know It

July 29, 2012 ~ Johnson & Johnson’s new CEO is on the hot seat. Alex Gorsky must show up to provide a videotaped deposition concerning the upcoming Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending before a New Jersey Superior Court. Ethicon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The decision to require Gorsky and two
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Possible Expansion of Vaginal Mesh Litigation to Include Coloplast

Jul 26th, 2012 | By
Possible Expansion of Vaginal Mesh Litigation to Include Coloplast

July 26, 2012 ~ A panel of federal judges will meet on Thursday, July 26, to decide whether or not to expand vaginal mesh litigation to include a sixth multidistrict litigation. Currently there are four MDLs consolidated in Charleston, West Virginia before the Honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. The other MDL is in federal court
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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.