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Cisson Case Tests Georgia’s Punitive Damages

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 24, 2017 ~ The Cisson v. C.R. Bard case resulted in a windfall for Georgia’s state treasury, not for Cisson.  Tort reform came in Georgia in 1987. The Georgia Tort Reform Act was launched by Big Business, such as tobacco and asbestos, to curtail plaintiff victories in court. [continue reading…]

C.R. Bard Sold $24 Billion, Transvaginal Mesh Maker With 15k lawsuits

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 24, 2017 ~ C.R. Bard to be sold for $24 billion.    Sunday it was announced that Becton Dickinson (BD) and Company (NYSE BDX) will acquire C.R. Bard for $317.00 per common share in cash and stock.   The agreement totals $24 billion. As was the case when AMS was [continue reading…]

FDA’s Shuren on Tightening Future FDA Review of High-Risk Devices

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 20, 2017 ~ FDA’s Jeff Shuren writes about how to serve two masters, public safety and the need of manufacturers for fast access to the marketplace for high-risk devices. Can anyone serve two masters? For seven years, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren has headed the Center for Devices and Radiological Health [continue reading…]

Mesh Rally Plans Moving Ahead for New Jersey

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 19, 2017 ~ The time and place for a peaceful rally over Johnson & Johnson’s mesh implants is set for April 27, 2017, at the State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick NJ. 9:15 am doors open.  Johnson & Johnson plans its annual shareholders meeting on April 27 [continue reading…]

Mesh Trials Ahead with No Prospect of Settling

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND), April 18, 2017~Protracted transvaginal mesh (TVM) litigation has many law firms moving onto the next attractive Mass Tort and clearing out their inventory. What remains when the dust settles?   The online add for the publisher Harris Martin promises an upcoming legal education conference on hernia mesh, Benicar, Xarelto, [continue reading…]

Law Firms Remaining in TVM Litigation

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 18, 2017 ~ Many of the large Mass Tort law firms are no longer taking transvaginal mesh cases (TVM).   While many law firms are pursuing the coated hernia mesh cases, fewer are remaining in transvaginal mesh litigation. Litigated since  the early 2000’s, TVM has gone through many [continue reading…]

St. Louis J&J Talc Powder Litigation Begins

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 13, 2017 ~ Talcum powder lawsuit began this week in St. Louis. Another trial is underway in a St. Louis court over Johnson & Johnson’s controversial talcum powder and it purported link to ovarian cancer. Lois Slemp, 61,  is the plaintiff and J&J hopes to repeat its win in [continue reading…]

Mesh Injured Women Found

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Mesh News Desk, April 11, 2017 ~ Mesh Medical Device News Desk (Mesh News Desk) recently noted that nine mesh injured women were about to have their product liability cases naming C.R. Bard dropped from transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation being held in federal court in Charleston, WV. The judge who is overseeing more than [continue reading…]

Engleman Trial Against J&J Pelvic Mesh Begins Today

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 10, 2017 ~ It’s been 14 months since the last product liability trial naming a mesh manufacturer. In this case, Ms. M. Engleman was implanted with two pelvic meshes made by Ethicon, the division of Johnson & Johnson. Jury selection begins today.  An army of eight law firms [continue reading…]

Medical Study on Chronic Mesh Pain Needs to Hear From You!

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 6, 2017 ~ People suffering with chronic pain are asked to attend a one-day workshop in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Still Standing, a contributor to Mesh News Desk, is involved with a partnership with the University  of Maryland and other institutions from around the world to teach researchers [continue reading…]

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