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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…]

Record $1 Bill Against J&J Over Defective Metal Hip

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 5, 2016 ~ It might be a new record in defective medical devices. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics has been hit with more than $1 billion in damages to be paid to six plaintiffs injured by their Pinnacle metal hip implant.  The jurors found the [continue reading…]

Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

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Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 product liability lawsuits concerning [continue reading…]

Scotland's Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

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The Daily Record– the newspaper of Scotland – reports that due to front page headline reports by its sister publication, The Sunday Mail, the country’s Health Secretary, Alex Neil, is calling for tougher regulations concerning transvaginal mesh and more informed consent. The Sunday Mail, and reporter Marion Scott, have done a series of hard-hitting [continue reading…]

Consumers Union: Manufacturers Should Warranty Knees and Hips

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Your big screen television and new car comes with a warranty- why not the most important medical purchase you will make in your life? Consumers Union, an arm of Consumer Reports, has come up with a novel and common sense approach. Manufacturers of medical devices should warranty their products. They claim they are safe [continue reading…]

$8.3 Million Verdict Against J&J's DePuy Unit Over ASR Metal Hip

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March 8, 2013 ~ Johnson & Johnson must pay the plaintiff who brought the first DePuy metal hip implant device to trial $8.3 million in damages, a Los Angeles jury decided this afternoon. This is the first of 10,750 product liability lawsuits against J&J’s DePuy unit which makes the ASR XL hip replacement device. [continue reading…]

Day 27: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Jury Deliberates News Breaks

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February 22, 2013 ~ As the jury deliberates for its fourth straight day in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial, news broke from Bloomberg/Businessweek (here) around noon today of a government investigation of metal hips and surgical mesh made by the healthcare products giant. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched, and J&J [continue reading…]

FDA: How to Follow Medical Devices?

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Public Invited to FDA meeting on Postmarket Surveillance September 4, 2012~ Every modern day vehicle comes complete with a VIN number, an identifier number that stays with the car during its lifetime. If there is an auto recall the owner is notified and an auto dealership can easily identify a vehicle that might fall [continue reading…]

Could J & J Implosion Lead to Better Oversight?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

July 19, 2012 ~ Is more corporate oversight needed by Johnson & Johnson? After years of defective medications, contaminated children’s cold products, three closed manufacturing plants still in FDA hands , defective recalled metal hips, dangerous synthetic vaginal mesh the focus of thousands of lawsuits, kickbacks to docs to speed up sales, and illegally [continue reading…]

Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

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Next Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene one of its expert panels – this one on patient complications after a metal-on-metal hip implant. It is a gathering called by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee within the FDA. [continue reading…]

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