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Boston Scientific Bolsters Pelvic Mesh Warning Label

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

June 28, 2016, Mesh Medical Device News Desk ~ Boston Scientific Updates Warning in Pelvic Mesh Instructions In a move that could be considered too little and too late – Boston Scientific (BSC) is updating the warning on its pelvic mesh products.   The news was announced in a press release by the Marlborough [continue reading…]

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Second June Rally of Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women and Families Planned for June in Charleston, WV *Update

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 7, 2016 ~ Just as they did last June, organizers of mesh-injured women want the public to know a rally is planned for Charleston, West Virginia on Friday, June 3, 2016. That day should mark the beginning of Edwards v. Ethicon in federal court before Judge Joseph Goodwin. [continue reading…]

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First Pelvic Mesh MDL Mentor ObTape Plaintiff Awarded $4.4 Million

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Mesh News Desk, Feb 23, 2016 ~ A federal trial in Georgia delivered another blow to Johnson & Johnson over its pelvic mesh. On Thursday, February 18, a jury deliberated three hours to award plaintiff Teresa Taylor $4.4 million, which includes $400,000 in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages. Taylor had the [continue reading…]

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Update on Status Conference in West Virginia on Pelvic Mesh Litigation

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MND, Nov. 23, 2015 ~ A status conference took place Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, 19 in Charleston, WV concerning the progress made on pelvic mesh litigation. At last count there are 85,000 cases filed in this one federal court before Judge Joseph Goodwin. Pelvic mesh cases were consolidated there in January 2012 in multidistrict litigation [continue reading…]

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Lewis v Ethicon is Over! Judge Grants Ethicon's Motion to End Trial

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The plaintiff’s side in the first Ethicon trial to be heard in this federal court, had six days before it rested its case. One day later, Judge Joseph Goodwin ended the bellwether trial when he granted Ethicon’s (Johnson & Johnson) Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. See attached Carolyn Lewis Doc #291. Doc [continue reading…]

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The Cisson Transvaginal Mesh Trial Against C.R. Bard – What did we Learn?

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The Donna Cisson product liability trial against C.R. Bard, a New Jersey- based mesh manufacturer is finally over and the Judgment Order was filed in federal court October 18, 2013 confirming the jury verdict which C.R. Bard tried to amend or reverse. On August 15, 2013 Cisson was awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages and [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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Hello October

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Thank you so much for visiting Mesh Medical Device News Desk, shortened to Mesh News Desk (MDN). This effort was created in August 2011 in response to the growing number of women who were experiencing complications with their transvaginal mesh. Since then many people have come forward with similar stories of complications concerning hernia [continue reading…]

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Tolling Agreements – Legal Deadlines Nearing for Mesh-Injured

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by Aaron Leigh Horton Blog: Twitter:  @themeshwarrior Email: September 12, 2013 – According to, a tolling agreement is an agreement to waive a right to claim that litigation should be dismissed due to the expiration of a statute of limitations. Its purpose is typically to allow a party additional time to [continue reading…]

Law Professor Thomas A. Eaton on Tort Reform

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Earlier this month, the jury in the federal Donna Cisson transvaginal mesh case awarded Mrs. Cisson $1.75 million in punitive damages in addition to the $250,000 in compensatory damages. The Cisson case established the Bard Avaulta mesh she received as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse was defective. Yet readers learned something startling about [continue reading…]

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