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*Breaking News * Mesh-Injured Woman Pushes Against Caldera Mesh Settlement

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 20, 2004~ Twelve years ago today a grandmother was implanted with a Caldera Medical pelvic mesh used to treat incontinence, which she says she didn’t have. Today she is urging a quiet revolution that threatens to implode the $11.7 million settlement the privately-held company has offered to get [continue reading…]

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First Pelvic Mesh MDL Mentor ObTape Plaintiff Awarded $4.4 Million

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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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Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

More news is coming into Mesh News Desk from around the world concerning mesh litigation. Johnson & Johnson is being sued in Israel over complications linked to its Prolift Vaginal Mesh kit used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  You may recall that the Prolift was sold by Ethicon (Johnson & Jonson) before it ever received FDA approval.  See background [continue reading…]

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Jury Decides for Huskey $3.27 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

After a two week trial, Huskey v. Ethicon, the eight member jury returned a verdict just before noon, Friday September 5, of $3.27 million. Emotion erupted in the courtroom as the clerk read the breakdown! Huskey had proven by the preponderance of the evidence, defective design, a failure to warn, strict liability and negligence [continue reading…]

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Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

A company that produces transvaginal mesh for a major manufacturer is setting aside $180 million for transvaginal mesh cases. As of this writing,  pelvic mesh maker C.R. Bard is facing 9,234 product liability cases filed in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh filed in the federal West Virginia court [continue reading…]

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Federal Court Calendar for Transvaginal Mesh Cases in WV

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Many readers of Mesh News Desk are asking what has become of the bellwether trials that were supposed to take place in a timely manner. That has clearly not happened.  With the first C.R. Bard trial of Donna Cisson taking place in July 2013, the pace has been slow and ponderous leaving many mesh-injured [continue reading…]

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

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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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J&J Faces first Defective Transvaginal Mesh Trial in Federal Court Monday

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The first federal trial accusing healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J)  of making defective transvaginal mesh will begin with jury selection Monday morning, February 10, in a Charleston, West Virginia courtroom. This is the first of 15,000 cases naming Ethicon, a division of J&J, consolidated before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Because there are 50,000 [continue reading…]

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C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Continued – The Final Case in this Bellwether

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

This will be the third time the case of Carolyn Jones v. C.R. Bard has had a trial date moved in the federal litigation taking place in a courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia. Each of six manufacturers will face four bellwether trials agreed to by both the defense and plaintiffs.  In this case, Carolyn [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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