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Whistleblower Wants Prison Time for Convicted J&J Med Device Execs

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ Whistleblower Wants J&J Subsidiary Execs To Be Imprisoned Following $18 Million Fine and Federal Conviction   Melayna Lokosky is not shy. The former Acclarent Inc. medical device sales rep worked for a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary until 2011 when she filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the [continue reading…]

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Just In: Carlino Pelvic Mesh Found Defective Awards $13.5 Million Against J&J

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Mesh News Desk, February 10, 2016, 11:30 am EST ~ Late this morning, a Philadelphia jury found Johnson & Johnson (J&J) made a defective pelvic mesh – the TVT- and awarded Sharon Carlino $13.5 million.  The jury found the warnings to her doctor were defective and he said he would never have implanted the [continue reading…]

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Johnson & Johnson Offers First Transvaginal Mesh Settlement $120 Million

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Mesh News Desk, January 27, 2016 ~ Bloomberg News (here) reports Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $120 million to settle thousands of injury lawsuits filed by women implanted with the company’s transvaginal mesh. The offer resolves anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 lawsuits. The number represents $40,000 to $60,000 per case before legal fees and outstanding [continue reading…]

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J&J Cuts 3,000 Jobs in Medical Device Sector Due To Weak Performance

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Mesh News Desk, January 19, 2016,  ~ Johnson & Johnson will cut about 3,000 jobs in its medical device division. The company based in New Brunswick, New Jersey made that announcement Tuesday. The  workforce cutback represents  more than 2 percent of J&J employees globally and 4-6% of medical device workers. “These actions recognize the changing [continue reading…]

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Plaintiffs Rest with $70 Billion Reasons Jury Should Find for Pelvic Mesh Victim

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THANKS TO COURTROOM VIEW NETWORK FOR ACCESS TO THE LIVE FEED IN DALLAS COURTROOM.  MND, September 29, 2015 ~ Continuing on what would be the final day of the Plaintiff’s case in Cavness v. Ethicon (Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., case # DC-14-04220), Dr. Michael Margolis, a California urogynecologist and mesh removal expert took the [continue reading…]

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Opening Argument Lays Doubt to Cavness’ Claim of Pelvic Mesh Injury

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Mesh News Desk, September 22, 2015 ~ Jury selection continued for a second day in the trial of Carol Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., case # DC-14-04220, being heard in the 95th District Court of Dallas County, Texas before Judge Ken Molberg who has presided over two other pelvic mesh cases (Batiste, Salazar) which [continue reading…]

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J&J: Talk of Mesh Litigation Absent from 2 Q Report

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Notably absent from the Johnson & Johnson Second Quarter report is any discussion of pelvic mesh litigation, its cost and its specific toll on the company. Speaking to a group of investors Tuesday, CEO Alex Gorsky did not mention pelvic mesh, transvaginal, urology, gynecology, or of the 35,000 or so product liability cases the company is [continue reading…]

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Expecting a Mesh Settlement? Will a Special Needs Trust Work for You?

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Many women find themselves in this situation – they are about to receive a settlement as a result of a personal injury lawsuit, in this case a pelvic mesh injury.    But if she also receives any means-tested government disability benefits, this settlement might not seem like good news at all. Settlement proceeds payable either as [continue reading…]

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J&J Execs Fight Deposition Request to Explain Mesh Particles in Packages

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MND, June 26, 2015 ~ According to a filing in a West Virginia federal court last week, Johnson & Johnson objects to the document production request its executives must bring to their August 5th oral and videotaped deposition. Last month the healthcare giant was told to have its designated executives from its Ethicon division along with [continue reading…]

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*Updated* J&J Facing 37 Pelvic Mesh Trials in December

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In an attempt to move the enormous number of transvaginal pelvic mesh cases through his court, Judge Joseph Goodwin will consolidate for trial 37 cases naming Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) to be heard in his Charleston, WV court on December 7, 2015.  Previously filed as 26 cases last month, that was soon updated to 29 product [continue reading…]

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