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FDA: Transvaginal Mesh Not Worth the Risk in Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse

FDA:  Transvaginal Mesh Not Worth the Risk in Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse November 22, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Silver Spring, MD The FDA reviewed Boston Scientific’s latest studies of the pros and cons of using transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and doubled down on its earlier conclusion that the risks outweighed the benefits. In 2019, after a spate of surgical mesh lawsuits, the FDA ordered Boston Scientific to immediately pull its transvaginal mesh products off the market.
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Second Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway

Second Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway October 19, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Dayton, OH While the first Bard hernia mesh bellwether trial is described by legal experts as a “crushing blow” to plaintiffs, others opine that it will likely have minimal impact on the overall outcome of the hernia mesh litigation. Round two is now underway.
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Jury Hands Bard Quick Win in First Surgical Mesh MDL Lawsuit

Jury Hands Bard Quick Win in First Surgical Mesh MDL Lawsuit September 23, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Columbus, OH It took the jury only hours to come back with a resounding victory for C.R. Bard in first bellwether surgical mesh lawsuit in the Multidistrict Litigation consolidated in the Southern District of Ohio. On September 8, the jury in Johns v. C.R. Bard, et al found in the defendants’ favor on all of Steven Johns' claims against them. No damages were awarded to Johns.
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Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway August 31, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Columbus, OH More than 8,000 hernia mesh patients and their attorneys who filed Ethicon physiomesh complaints are likely watching closely C.R. Bard’s first bellwether trial, which is expected to last five weeks and two days.
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Abdominal Mesh Surgery Destroys Life, say patients in the U.S. and Scotland

Abdominal Mesh Surgery Destroys Life, say patients in the U.S. and Scotland May 27, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Lancaster, SC Ruth underwent three abdominal mesh surgeries in the last few years, all of them unsuccessful. She now lives with an ugly scar and constant pain. She replaced her addiction to prescription painkillers with Suboxone (prevents painful addiction withdrawal) and trips to the emergency room with visits to the addiction center. 
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Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Settlement and More Abdominal Mesh Lawsuits Filed

Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Settlement and More Abdominal Mesh Lawsuits Filed April 23, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC Boston Scientific will pay $188.6 million to resolve transvaginal mesh lawsuits in 47 states and the District of Columbia. This means that tens of thousands of women who have been injured by vaginal mesh implants will qualify for some restitution.
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Ethicon Litigation Dragging but Bellwether Trials Rescheduled

Ethicon Litigation Dragging but Bellwether Trials Rescheduled February 20, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA The Ethicon Physiomesh bellwether trial schedule, which was delayed due to COVID-19, has been confirmed by U.S. District Judge Richard Story in the Northern District of Georgia. The first hernia mesh complications case will go before a jury in March 2021.
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Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned January 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Columbus, OH Having been delayed three times now, the first C.R. Bard hernia mesh lawsuit is slated for April 19, 2021. The bellwether jury trial has been centralized before U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus in the Southern District of Ohio. At issue is that Bard and its subsidiary Davol knew and when they knew about their defective hernia mesh.
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Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach”

Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach” December 7, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Harrisburg, PA Kelly and John are just two of more than one million hernia repair surgeries performed yearly in the U.S., and 90 percent use surgical mesh. Recent reports indicate that one out of every three patients have suffered common mesh complications, some of which led to surgical mesh lawsuits.
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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays November 12, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Concord, MA Hernia mesh lawsuits filed against three medical device manufacturers have been delayed mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic, and bellwether trials have been delayed a few times already. Nearly 15,000 hernia mesh claims pending in the federal court system have been consolidated in three multi-district litigations (MDLs).
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