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J&J Facing Surging Litigation Costs

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 13, 2017 ~ Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is facing at least 17 different lawsuits in the coming year. And 2017 promises to be even worse for litigation and the cost of legal services with an increasing number of people suing the healthcare giant. J&J lost six of seven verdicts in [continue reading…]

Sullivan V Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Case Settles on Eve of Trial

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Mesh News Desk, (MND) March 1, 2017~ The March 13th pelvic mesh trial of Sullivan v. Boston Scientific will not be heard because it has settled. There is no word on the specifics of that settlement. It is the first of many cases poised to go to trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Top 100k, Judge Wants To End MDL

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin overseeing the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) reportedly wants to end the MDL sometime this year. The mass tort is now at 100,731 product liability cases filed in the West Virginia federal courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing the massive case [continue reading…]

C-QUR MDL Formed in New Hampshire Over Hernia Mesh Complications

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 6, 2017~ The latest hernia mesh complications product to be placed in multidistrict litigation is C-QUR made by Atrium Medical. It is coated with fish oil, which creates problems for integration into the body says the first case to be filed.  Multidistrict litigation involving C-Qur hernia mesh has [continue reading…]

Judge Higbee Who Presided Over First J&J Mesh Case, Dies of Heart Attack

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6, 2017 ~ Judge Carol Higbee Dies at age 66. Wanted to remain on the bench past her retirement age.  New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Carol Higbee died Tuesday, January 3, reportedly of a heart attack, according to the New Jersey Law Journal. Judge Higbee presided over the [continue reading…]

Will Caldera Medical Ever Settle its Mesh Claims?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 3, 2016 ~ Caldera Medical’s pelvic mesh cases are apparently nowhere near being settled, despite multiple tries. Is the company insolvent or not?  Meanwhile, the approximately 3,800 women, allegedly injured by the Caldera Medical pelvic mesh products, remain in limbo.  Caldera Medical of Agoura Hills, California announced last [continue reading…]

Mullins Pelvic Mesh Trial Set for March

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  February 21, 2017 ~ After much delay, the Mullins case, a defective pelvic mesh trial of 24 women, is still on schedule for March 6, in Charleston WV. This is an attempt by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is overseeing multidistrict litigation in his federal court, to move along cases that [continue reading…]

Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  The first lawsuits have been scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh, a hernia mesh used for repairs. The hernia mesh has been removed from the global market after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended.   Medical professionals had until September 16, [continue reading…]

Atrium Medical C-Qur Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Moving Forward

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 10, 2016 ~ This article is Sponsored Content written by Brett Vaughn, RN, BSN, and JD of the Hollis Law firm, of Overland Park, Kansas, about Atrium Medical Hernia Mesh and specifically its C-Qur hernia mesh.   As many of you readers know, unlike transvaginal mesh, there are few [continue reading…]

Mesh Rally Rescheduled Around Edwards v. Ethicon Trial in August

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 16  2016 ~ It’s been rescheduled at least five times before.  The case of Edwards v. Ethicon (Case No. 2:12-cv-09972),  filed in multidistrict litigation in Charleston, WV, which was scheduled for June 3 for jury selection with the opening scheduled for June 6 Monday, has been rescheduled. Again. Now [continue reading…]

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