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$72 Million Talc Case Tossed on Appeal

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 18, 2017 ~ In the first of its kind, a talcum powder ovarian cancer case that resulted in a $72 million verdict, has been tossed by an appeals court. The reason- she was not from St. Louis or Missouri where the case was heard.   The case of Jacqueline [continue reading…]

Mesh Trials So Far – Tally Plaintiff v. Defendant

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  Oct. 9, 2017, Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) occasionally keeps tabs on the pelvic mesh litigation so far.  The losses by defense far outnumber the wins.        Here are the Transvaginal Mesh Cases as of today:  1. 7/12: $5.5 million – Christine Scott – C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus [continue reading…]

Inside the Ebaugh v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 23, 2017 ~ The trial of Ella Ebaugh got underway earlier this month and the pelvic mesh case is close to going to the jury. Ebaugh, 51, was implanted with two pelvic meshes made by the defendant Ethicon, (Johnson & Johnson) – the TVT-SECUR and the TVT (tension-free [continue reading…]

*New* Endo to Resolve All U.S. Pelvic Mesh Product Liability Claims

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 8, 2017 ~ Endo International has set aside $775 million to bring to a close its outstanding pelvic mesh U.S. and international claims, according to the Dublin, Ireland-based company.  Endo International, which owns the American Medical Systems (AMS) pelvic mesh lawsuits, has agreed to settle the 22,000 unresolved [continue reading…]

Mesh Makers Want Non-Residents Ousted from Philadelphia Court

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 11, 2017 ~ Pelvic mesh makers, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific, want 97 transvaginal mesh plaintiffs ousted from Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas following a U.S. Supreme Court decision on personal jurisdiction.  **NEW* As of Monday, July 10, the judge in the District Court for the Eastern [continue reading…]

Pain and Suffering Caps Lifted by Florida Supreme Court

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 9, 2017~ Consumers injured by medical malpractice may have more avenues to justice in court with the lifting of caps on pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases, a cornerstone of tort reform put in place in 2003 under then Gov. Jeb Bush.  In 2007, Susan Kalitan, a [continue reading…]

Beltz v. Ethicon Jury Form in her Pelvic Mesh Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 1, 2017 ~ The jury form in the Sharon Beltz v. Ethicon case shows mixed success in this latest pelvic mesh trial. Beltz v. Ethicon Jury Verdict Form Entered into the court May 31, 2017,  is the form that was filled out by the 12 jurors in the [continue reading…]

Inside the Beltz Pelvic Mesh Trial

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 27, 2017 ~ The $2.16 million verdict for Sharon Beltz brought to an end the fourth consecutive trial for mesh-injured Plaintiffs in this court.  The jury verdict came down Friday May 26th after a 12-day trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Beltz was awarded a compensatory [continue reading…]

J&J’ Deceptive Practices Brings $33 Mil Fine

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 25, 2017 ~ For years, the healthcare giant has faced scrutiny over the cleanliness of its plants that produce its over-the-counter products.   Now J&J must pay $33 million over its “deceptive practices.” Fierce Pharma breaks the story this afternoon (here) of the $33 million fine Johnson & [continue reading…]

Appeals Court Backs Boston Scientific Win in North Carolina Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 10, 2017 ~ An appellate court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court decision in the pelvic mesh lawsuit of Martha Carlson. It too rejected her failure to warn claim, citing she didn’t prove that Boston Scientific failed to provide an adequate warning about the potential risks of the [continue reading…]

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