Update on Upcoming Pelvic Mesh Trials

Jane Akre
August 24, 2016
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Mesh News Desk, August 24, 2016 ~ Sort of like the weather, the schedule of pelvic mesh trials is consistently changing.

Here is the latest.

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TVT-O from beckenbodenzentrummuenster.de

By now most Mesh News Desk readers know that the Edwards v. Ethicon trials will not begin in Charleston, WV on September 12. Ms. Edwards had a TVT-O implanted and her product liability trial would determine if the mesh was defectively designed and whether Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, adequately warned her implanting physician.

The case was cancelled after both parties dismissed it in July. Dismissed without prejudice means it can be refiled at any time. See the Edwards dismissed without prejudice notice, July 2016

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Judge Ken Molberg

Figueroa v. Boston Scientific (DC-13-03145) is still, at this writing, on the docket before Judge Ken Molberg in Dallas in the 95th Judicial District Court after being rescheduled for trial at least four times.

Figueroa v Boston Scientific was to begin September 12, 2016 and it would have been the first pelvic mesh trial since last January.

A source close to this litigation tells MND that after a recent status conference the trial will be moved to December 5, 2016 with another status conference set for October. Both sides are expected to work on details of a Boston Scientific global settlement. Stay tuned.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas- 165 Pelvic Mesh Cases to be Heard

As it now stands, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has 165 pelvic mesh defective product trials on the docket. Most are waiting to be scheduled for trial but here are the cases that have been scheduled:

Beltz v Ethicon, December 5, 2016, jury selection set for December 1, 2016, Here

Dempsey v Ethicon Feb. 6, 2017, Here

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Trial by Jury, Gilbert and Sullivan, 1875 David Henry Friston, WikiCommons

Tallo v. Ethicon, Trial date Feb. 6, 2017, Here

Sullivan v Boston Scientific, trial date certain Feb. 27, 2017, Here

Collins v C.R. Bard, trial date certain March 13, 2017, Here

Veliz V Johnson & Johnson, March 27, 2017, Here

Engleman v Gynecare, trial date certain April 10, 2017, Here

Cederberg-Egaugh v Ethicon , trial date certain May 8, 2017, Here

Adkins v Johnson & Johnson, trial date certain May 22, 2017, Here

Hubbard v. Ethicon Jury trial set June 5, 2017, Here

Blockus v Ethicon, June 19, 2017, Here

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Bergen Co Justice Center, NJ

New Jersey

The trials set for Superior Court of New Jersey are covered in this July story on Mesh News Desk.

The Smith v Ethicon trial is still set for January 9, 2017 in the Bergen County Justice Center in Hackensack, NJ.

The next case management is scheduled for today, August 24, 2016 for both Gynecare and Bard in this state multicounty litigation.

“Bard continues to make settlement progress in the MDL” says the court.

In July Judge Rachelle L. Harz was assigned to the Bergen County cases from Judge Brian Martinotti.

Access to the New Jersey Courts both Bard and Gynecare page is here. ###

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