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J&J Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

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Ethicon Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, 12-MD-02327, In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation Joseph R. Goodwin, presiding Date filed: 02/07/2012 Date of last filing: 12/03/2013 PART ONE     (Continues in Part 2) According to a 30-page document filed in federal court in West Virginia December 2, officials at Johnson & [continue reading…]

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Rizzo – No Attorneys’ Fees But Pay $14k to Bard over Dismissed Case

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The Good News  Linda Rizzo and her husband Ronald do not have to pay attorney’s fees to C.R. Bard after they dropped their transvaginal mesh lawsuit against the company. Judge Joseph R. Goodwin denied the move to recoup attorneys’ fees after the Rizzos dropped their case September 20th over her failed Avaulta pelvic mesh [continue reading…]

Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

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The federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, that has more than 33,000 defective product claims consolidated in something called Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), now has a new section on the website for each MDL bellwether trial. Each of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers will face off with plaintiffs in four jury trials intended to test legal [continue reading…]

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BREAKING NEWS! Settlement offered in Queen Transvaginal Mesh Case

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While opening arguments were set to be heard and a jury had been selected comes word that the transvaginal mesh product liability lawsuit filed against manufacturer C.R. Bard has settled. That news was confirmed by sources both inside and outside the courtroom. Here is the story from Monday, day one of jury selection here. [continue reading…]

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Jury Awards $2 Million to Donna Cisson in First Federal Transvaginal Case Against C.R. Bard

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Breaking News ~ 5: 31 pm The jury just awarded Donna and Dan Cisson $1,750,000 in punitive awards in their product liability lawsuit against C.R. Bard & Co.  The punitive phase was entered into after the compensatory award of $250,000 was announced late this afternoon. That brings the jury award to $2 million. Here [continue reading…]

Jury Instructions in Donna Cisson Transvaginal Mesh Trial

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At this writing, the jury has been sent to deliberate on the Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard trial. It has been a 12 day trial during which time the jurors have been allowed to take notes. In all, six jurors will render a decision which could come as early as this afternoon. The last [continue reading…]

Plaintiffs Rest in Donna Cisson Transvaginal Mesh Trial, Bard is Next

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The law clerk from Judge Joseph R. Goodwin informs MDND that the plaintiff’s presentation on behalf of plaintiff, Donna Cisson has rested. Now it is time for the defense to put on its case for the eight jurors. Lori Cohen is the attorney representing Bard. Before attorneys rested, they had Donna Cisson take the [continue reading…]

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In C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Federal Trial Tempers Flare

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With more than 27,000 cases naming six transvaginal mesh makers consolidated in a Charleston, West Virginia federal courtroom, the Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard is the first to go to trial. The first Cisson trial, which began July 8, ended in a mistrial two days later. Drugwatch reports on the second day of testimony [continue reading…]

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Bard Faces Plaintiff After Mistrial in First Federal Case Against Transvaginal Mesh

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The case of Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard began for a second time in a federal court in Charleston, West Virginia today. Cisson, 55, was implanted with a Bard Avaulta Plus Posterior mesh on May 8, 2009 in Toccoa, Georgia. The initial product liability trial began July 8, but two days later, a statement [continue reading…]

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Mistrial Declared in First Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial

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July 10, 2013~  Saying it was the first time in his 20 years on the bench he had declared a mistrial, federal Judge Joseph R. Goodwin ended the first federal trial involving one of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers, C.R. Bard, after just two days of testimony. More than 25,000 cases have been consolidated in [continue reading…]

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