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Prolift Pelvic Mesh Found Defectively Designed, Plantiff Awarded $5.5 Million, Punitives to be Determined

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, December 21, 2015 ~ A Philadelphia jury today ruled Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must pay a mesh-injured woman $5.5 million in compensatory damages for its negligence over the defectively designed Prolift pelvic mesh. The jury will return for deliberations Tuesday over punitive damages which could add millions to the verdict in [continue reading…]

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Ethicon’s Prosima Latest Pelvic Mesh Trial Gets Underway

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, September 21, 2015 ~ CAVNESS V. JOHNSON & JOHNSON  Jury selection got underway Monday in the pelvic mesh case of case of Carol Cavness v. Ethicon DC-14-04220.  This is the third pelvic mesh trial before Judge Ken Molberg in the 95th Judicial District of Texas. Last April the trial of Linda Batiste resulted in [continue reading…]

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Pelvic Mesh Trials Naming J&J

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The following is a partial list of the upcoming pelvic mesh trials naming J&J’s Ethicon mesh as defective. Understand that the  schedule frequently changes so this is the most up-to-date. Other manufacturers cases will be added as they become available.  Trial updates The Jennifer Ramirez v. Ethicon  case was supposed to start July 13 [continue reading…]

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Plaintiff on the Stand in Perry v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to live streaming video of the Perry v. Ethicon trial. Mesh News Desk is prevented from showing any plaintiffs or evidence or from quoting directly from the case. Coleen Perry took the stand in her pelvic mesh defective product case against Ethicon on Wednesday, February 4. She [continue reading…]

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J & J Asks for Directed Verdict to End Defective Mesh Trial

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The plaintiffs in the Budke v Ethicon trial in this Camden Co. Missouri courtroom planned to bring their eight day trial to a close today. But before they did, there was one more witness who appeared via videotape, Dr. Durwood Neal, a urologist from Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Neal would be brought in talk about [continue reading…]

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Rock Star Urogyn on Stand in Pelvic Mesh Trial

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

She was calm, personable  and very knowledgeable. Dr. Anne Weber appeared on the stand this morning in Day Four of the Butke v. Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) defective product trial. The family claims the Prolift system pelvic mesh implant in Joan Budke led to her deaths sixteen months later from massive infections caused and [continue reading…]

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Jury Awards $26.7 Million to Four Women Injured by Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

A nine-person jury in the defective product trial of a pelvic mesh product made by Boston Scientific this evening decided the four women should receive over $6 million each for the injuries they suffered!  The nine-person jury entered into deliberations 2 pm today (Thursday, November 13) and delivered their verdict about four hours later. [continue reading…]

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Scotland Petition to Keep Mesh Out of Hospitals, Public Inquiry

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

BY MARION SCOTT  SUNDAY MAIL The UK’s Labour’s health spokesman Andy Burnham has accused the Scottish Government of failing women affected by the mesh implants scandal. He criticised SNP health secretary Alex Neil over his refusal to suspend the use of the controversial treatments. It follows a Sunday Mail campaign which has highlighted devastating injuries [continue reading…]

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AMS Granted Limited Discovery into Alleged "Scheme" in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

On Friday, October 11, AMS, American Medical Systems, was given a limited green light to look into what it alleges could be a fraudulent “scheme” to  stack the deck in the plaintiff’s favor in the ongoing transvaginal mesh litigation. At the same time, those alleged in the questionable activities were granted protection from an [continue reading…]

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Sound Medical Devices Act- Dems Want FDA to Block Approvals When Similar Device is Recalled

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  February 1, 2012 ~ Bloomberg reports on a bill  introduced this week that would put the brakes on the approval of a medical device that claims to be similar to another approved device that’s been recalled or found to be defective. The bill was introduced by Democratic lawmakers including Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) [continue reading…]

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