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Talc Cases Will Likely Stay in MO Despite Supreme Court Decision, Says Lead Lawyer

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 24, 2017 ~ SCOTUS Decision Leads to Mistrial in Latest Talc Case in St. Louis, Mo. A Missouri judge declared a mistrial Monday, June 19, in a lawsuit filed by the estates of three women who had died from ovarian cancer, allegedly after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based [continue reading…]

What’s Wrong with the MDL System of Conflict Resolution?

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  University of Georgia School of Law professor, Elizabeth Burch, is not a fan of multidistrict litigation or MDLs.  Burch studies mass torts, such as the Kugel mesh case, and is currently working on a book about the MDL system. According to her research, collecting data from 72 product liability pending as of May [continue reading…]

Judge Settles Hundreds of Transvaginal Mesh Suits Naming C.R. Bard

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 21, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin is overseeing more than 103,659 (as of today) product liability cases involving transvaginal mesh. Three hundred product liability cases naming C.R. Bard have been dismissed just since Monday. Earlier this year Judge Goodwin  told lawyers he would like to have the cases filed [continue reading…]

J&J Granted Mistrial in Latest Talc Case in MO.

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Mesh News Desk, June 19, 2017 ~ Johnson & Johnson has been granted a mistrial in its latest multi-plaintiff talcum powder/ ovarian cancer trial. Monday morning, June 19th, in a St. Louis courtroom, defendant Johnson & Johnson requested and was granted a mistrial in its latest talcum powder trial. The wrongful death case for [continue reading…]

An Antibiotic to Kill Superbugs?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 15, 2017 ~ Could alterations to the  standard antibiotic, vancomycin, provide an answer to treat some antibiotic-resistant Superbugs? Superbugs, as they are known, have evolved faster than the antibiotics created to fight them. Every year more than two million people get antibiotic-resistant infections, reports the Centers for Disease [continue reading…]

C.R. Bard’s Pelvic Mesh Removed From the Market

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 13, 2017 ~ Bard relieves its website of all pelvic mesh products with no fanfare or notice. In April, it was announced that C.R. Bard, a medical device manufacturer, was to be sold to Becton Dickinson (BD) for $24 billion. In what could be surmised to be a [continue reading…]

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on the Travesty of Mesh Complications

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 10, 2017 ~ Consumer advocate Ralph Nader interviews Dr. Robert Bendavid on hernia mesh and Jane Akre, editor of Mesh News Desk on the ubiquitous nature and complications of polypropylene meshes. He is known to most Americans as a consumer crusader who is responsible for establishing the Public [continue reading…]

J&J Wins First Pelvic Mesh Trial in Philadelphia

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 10, 2017 ~ The fifth trial over its family of polypropylene pelvic mesh finally secures healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson a win in this Philadelphia court.  After four straight losses in a Philadelphia court to plaintiffs injured by pelvic mesh, a jury agreed with Johnson & Johnson Friday [continue reading…]

Pain and Suffering Caps Lifted by Florida Supreme Court

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 9, 2017~ Consumers injured by medical malpractice may have more avenues to justice in court with the lifting of caps on pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases, a cornerstone of tort reform put in place in 2003 under then Gov. Jeb Bush.  In 2007, Susan Kalitan, a [continue reading…]

Adkins Pelvic Mesh Trial in Philadelphia Enters 13th Day Friday

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 9, 2017 ~ The trial of Kimberly Adkins enters its 13th day in a Philadelphia Courtroom, focused on the Ethicon pelvic mesh product TVT-Secur, which is no longer on the market.  The trial of Kimberly Adkins v. Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson kicked off Tuesday, May 23rd in [continue reading…]

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