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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…]

Beltz v. Ethicon Jury Form in her Pelvic Mesh Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 1, 2017 ~ The jury form in the Sharon Beltz v. Ethicon case shows mixed success in this latest pelvic mesh trial. Beltz v. Ethicon Jury Verdict Form Entered into the court May 31, 2017,  is the form that was filled out by the 12 jurors in the [continue reading…]

Inside the Beltz Pelvic Mesh Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 27, 2017 ~ The $2.16 million verdict for Sharon Beltz brought to an end the fourth consecutive trial for mesh-injured Plaintiffs in this court.  The jury verdict came down Friday May 26th after a 12-day trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Beltz was awarded a compensatory [continue reading…]

J&J’ Deceptive Practices Brings $33 Mil Fine

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 25, 2017 ~ For years, the healthcare giant has faced scrutiny over the cleanliness of its plants that produce its over-the-counter products.   Now J&J must pay $33 million over its “deceptive practices.” Fierce Pharma breaks the story this afternoon (here) of the $33 million fine Johnson & [continue reading…]

Can You Change Your Law Firm?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 15, 2017 ~ Can you change law firms if you are unhappy with your representation? Get your retainer agreement and look at the fine print is a first place to start.  When you research whether you can leave your law firm, most references are for attorneys. At least once [continue reading…]

Appeals Court Backs Boston Scientific Win in North Carolina Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 10, 2017 ~ An appellate court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court decision in the pelvic mesh lawsuit of Martha Carlson. It too rejected her failure to warn claim, citing she didn’t prove that Boston Scientific failed to provide an adequate warning about the potential risks of the [continue reading…]

J&J Settles Third Round of Pelvic Mesh Cases

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 28, 2017 ~ J&J (Johnson & Johnson)  has been the last company to come to the settlement table, but an unopposed motion announces a third settlement for an unknown number of pelvic mesh women.  We don’t know how many women are involved or the dollar amount, but J&J [continue reading…]

J&J Facing Surging Litigation Costs

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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…]

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