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C.R. Bard Sold $24 Billion, Transvaginal Mesh Maker With 15k lawsuits

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 24, 2017 ~ C.R. Bard to be sold for $24 billion.    Sunday it was announced that Becton Dickinson (BD) and Company (NYSE BDX) will acquire C.R. Bard for $317.00 per common share in cash and stock.   The agreement totals $24 billion. As was the case when AMS was [continue reading…]

Mesh Injured Women Found

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Mesh News Desk, April 11, 2017 ~ Mesh Medical Device News Desk (Mesh News Desk) recently noted that nine mesh injured women were about to have their product liability cases naming C.R. Bard dropped from transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation being held in federal court in Charleston, WV. The judge who is overseeing more than [continue reading…]

Engleman Trial Against J&J Pelvic Mesh Begins Today

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 10, 2017 ~ It’s been 14 months since the last product liability trial naming a mesh manufacturer. In this case, Ms. M. Engleman was implanted with two pelvic meshes made by Ethicon, the division of Johnson & Johnson. Jury selection begins today.  An army of eight law firms [continue reading…]

Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  The first lawsuits have been scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh, a hernia mesh used for repairs. The hernia mesh has been removed from the global market after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended.   Medical professionals had until September 16, [continue reading…]

Grand Jury Convened to Look into Criminal Charges Against Boston Scientific Over Counterfeit Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 14 2016 ~ The Boston Globe reports a grand jury will determine if criminal charges should be filed against Boston Scientific (BSC) for using counterfeit raw material from China to make its vaginal mesh implant. A grand jury in Charleston, W.V. will determine whether BSC engaged in deceptive trade practices [continue reading…]

Judge Goodwin Defers Counterfeit Mesh Allegations Against Boston Scientific to the FDA

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Mesh News Desk, January 27, 2016~Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing thousands of pelvic mesh injury cases in his West Virginia court has decided to let the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handle the latest hot potato – counterfeit mesh from China. Citing the doctrine of primary jurisdiction, the federal judge, in a [continue reading…]

Philadelphia Prolift Mesh Case Yields $12.5 Million Verdict for Plaintiff

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Mesh News Desk, December 22, 2015 ~ After negotiating for less than 24 hours, the 12 jurors in the case of a Patricia Hammons, implanted with a Prolift pelvic mesh made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), added to her $5.5 million compensatory award with $7 million in punitive damages bringing her total jury award [continue reading…]

C.R. Bard Pays $3.6 million in Precedent Setting Scott Pelvic Mesh Case

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MND, November 4, 2015 ~ It largely slipped by unnoticed, until now. In July 2012, Plaintiff Christine Scott went to trial against C.R. Bard over her Bard Avaulta Plus mesh kit in a Bakersfield, California courtroom. It would be the first trial to be held naming a major mesh manufacturer. In a precedent setting [continue reading…]

Settlement Dollars are Slow in Coming in Transvaginal Mesh Claims

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MND, Nov. 5, 2015~ Your editor recently sat down at the Mass Torts Made Perfect session on multidistrict litigation (MDL) to hear the latest on the settlements purported to be in the works concerning transvaginal mesh. Attorney Henry Garrard told the crowd that four of five mesh manufacturers are in the settlement mode.  It [continue reading…]

Ethicon’s Prosima Latest Pelvic Mesh Trial Gets Underway

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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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