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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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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May Brings Two Defective Mesh Trials Naming Boston Scientific

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Add these two upcoming cases to your mesh calendar. Sanchez Trial On May 5th in a federal court in Los Angeles, Roseanne Sanchez will take her product liability case against Boston Scientific before a jury.   The Honorable John F. Walter of the Central District of California will oversee the five-day trial.  (Sanchez v. Boston Scientific [continue reading…]

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Upcoming Mesh Trials Take a Slow Pace for the Injured

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The following is a list of upcoming pelvic mesh-injury trials that will be heard this year. This list is subject to change and likely will. Some will be added. Some will settle in advance of trial.  Regardless, with 74,522 product liability cases filed in this one court, consolidated in West Virginia, (as of today, [continue reading…]

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Defense Closing and Rebuttal in Perry v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial in Hands of Jury

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On Thursday, February 26, Perry v. Ethicon went to the jury. After a five-week trial, jurors will decide if the Abbrevo mini-sling, used to treat incontinence was defectively designed and whether the instructions to doctors were adequate. That same day, attorneys for Ms. Perry asked for $17.2 million in their closing arguments, an attorney [continue reading…]

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