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

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

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…]

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…]

Is Huskey Pelvic Mesh Case Going to the Supremes?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 7, 2017 ~ The  pelvic mesh case of Huskey v. Ethicon has been in the courts since 2012. After she won a defective product case before a jury in 2014 and was awarded $3.27 million, J&J appealed and lost. Now Ethicon/ J&J wants the U.S. Supreme Court to [continue reading…]

Pelvic Mesh Trials Ahead

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 31, 2017 ~ So far this 2017, the litigation in transvaginal mesh cases filed around the country seems to be picking up steam. This after a long lull in proceedings. Judge Joseph Goodwin had hoped to have the massive Mass Tort in his West Virginia court wrapped up [continue reading…]

Beltz Pelvic Mesh Case Yields $2.16 Mill Verdict for Plaintiff!

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 26, 2017~ The case of Sharon Beltz v. Ethicon began with jury selection May 8. The case concluded Friday afternoon after a 12-day trial with a $2.16 million dollar jury verdict for Ms. Beltz.  This becomes the fourth consecutive win for mesh-injured plaintiffs in the Philadelphia Court of [continue reading…]

Kavaler Expert Witness for J&J on Stand in Beltz Mesh Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 17, 2017~ Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, a urogynecologist, appeared as an expert witness for Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, in a Philadelphia product liability trial over transvaginal mesh Wednesday. The defense presented her as a medical expert in the case of Beltz v. Ethicon. [*UPDATE-  The Beltz [continue reading…]

Beltz Pelvic Mesh Trial in Philadelphia- Will it be Fourth PA Court Loss for J&J?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 11, 2017 ~ The case of Sharon Beltz began with jury selection Monday in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, the same venue where there have been three straight losses for J&J over its transvaginal mesh, which includes $34.5 million in punitive damages Does this comport with the [continue reading…]

Boston Scientific Plans Mass Pelvic Mesh Settlements

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 9, 2017 ~ According to its quarterly federal filing, Boston Scientific, one of seven medical device manufacturers  facing thousands of product liability cases over its pelvic mesh, plans to settle 37,000 cases with certain plaintiff attorneys without admitting any fault. Quarterly reports that shareholders read are always enlightening [continue reading…]

JNJ Shareholders Hear Promises of Patients and Sustainability

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 30, 2017 ~ At this year’s annual J&J shareholders meeting, CEO Alex Gorsky promised that the company puts patients first. Protesters outside in the streets shared a different view. But did shareholders even see or did they care?   While about 30 protesters lined the streets, shouting and [continue reading…]

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