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Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US

Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US June 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A Nova Scotia man is the latest Canadian to report complications with surgical abdominal mesh, and will likely join hundreds of other Canadian hernia surgery patients in a class action lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Physiomesh.
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Woman Awarded $2.1M in Fourth Pelvic Mesh Trial

 Woman Awarded $2.1M in Fourth Pelvic Mesh Trial June 15, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury has awarded $2.1 million in damages in the fourth consecutive transvaginal mesh bellwether product liability lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The lawsuit is part of a massive multi-district litigation and was brought against J&J’s Prolift pelvic mesh. It was made and marketed by J&J’s subsidiary Ethicon, and subsequently withdrawn from the market in 2012.
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Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh

Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh June 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Sydney, Australia: Transvaginal mesh side effects have been getting a lot of ink in Australia of late, both for transvaginal mesh (TVM) itself and for abdominal surgical mesh used for hernia repairs, but with side effects not dissimilar to TVM mesh.
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Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Nets $2.16 Million for Pen Argyl Plaintiff

Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Nets $2.16 Million for Pen Argyl Plaintiff May 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has just lost its fourth surgical mesh lawsuit after a jury in Philadelphia just this past Friday returned a verdict of $2.16 million against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology (Ethicon). The fourth loss for the defendants in as many trials signals, say pundits, a trend in lawsuits alleging surgical mesh complications.
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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal May 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Richmond, VA: A transvaginal mesh lawsuit against mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific has been dismissed by an appellate panel, agreeing with a lower court’s ruling that plaintiff Martha Carlson could not adequately prove that Boston Scientific Corp. (Boston Scientific) failed to warn about the potential risks associated with their TVM product. The Fourth Circuit also concluded that Carlson did not adequately prove that she and her doctor didn’t know about the potential risks.
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$20M Verdict Awarded in Third Ethicon TVT Mesh Lawsuit

$20M Verdict Awarded in Third Ethicon TVT Mesh Lawsuit May 15, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A $20 million verdict has been awarded against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in punitive damages, in the third bellwether Ethicon pelvic mesh injury lawsuit, part of the pelvic mesh mass torte. The 12-member jury hearing the case in Philadelphia returned the verdict after testimony was given by Plaintiff Margaret “Peggy” Engleman, demonstrating she suffered life-altering injuries when the mesh eroded inside of her. The verdict also includes a $2.5 million award for compensatory damages.
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Canada Concerned about Abdominal Hernia Mesh—and the 501k Process

Canada Concerned about Abdominal Hernia Mesh—and the 501k Process May 8, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: The president of the Canadian Hernia Society and one of the country’s foremost authorities on
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Complicated TVM Mesh Lawsuit Settles

Complicated TVM Mesh Lawsuit Settles April 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A transvaginal mesh lawsuit that has gone through a plethora of twists and turns akin to a country road appears to be in the final stages of resolution after a federal judge in California gave the thumbs-up to a proposed $12.25 million settlement. Upwards of 2,710 class members will share in $10.58 million, with the remainder going to attorney’s fees and costs.
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Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement

Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement April 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
London, UK: British tabloids have sensationalised transvaginal mesh by describing one victim’s botched surgery a “biting vagina”; an Australian Senator compares the mesh to Thalidomide as one of Australia's worst health scandals; and in the US a transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit is settled for $12.3 million.
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Abdominal Mesh Recipient has More Pain after Hernia Surgery

Abdominal Mesh Recipient has More Pain after Hernia Surgery April 7, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Brady, TX:”If you ever get a hernia, don’t get the kind of abdominal mesh I have,” says Kade. “It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that I went to the hospital to get something fixed and came out hurting more.”
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