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J&J New Jersey Mesh Trial Wraps Up

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 12, 2017 ~ The pelvic mesh trial of  plaintiff Elizabeth Hyrmoc will wrap up this week with closing arguments presented Wednesday, December 13.  Hrymoc was implanted with two mesh products made by Johnson & Johnson – the TVT-O and the Prolift. Jurors in the New Jersey trial of Elizabeth [continue reading…]

Mesh Trials So Far – Tally Plaintiff v. Defendant

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  November 2017 ~ Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) keeps tabs on the pelvic mesh litigation so far.  Here are the Transvaginal Mesh Cases as of today:  1. 7/12: $5.5 million – Christine Scott – C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus –  Bakersfield, CA 2. 2/13: $11.11 million – Linda Gross – Ethicon/JJ [continue reading…]

N.J. Pelvic Mesh Trial Naming Def J&J

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 27, 2017~ The case of Elizabeth and Tad Hrymock got underway in a Bergen Co. New Jersey courtroom today. She has filed a defective product lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its Ethicon division, alleging the TVT-O and Prolift were defectively designed. This is the first of [continue reading…]

Mesh Trials on the Horizon

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 1, 2017 ~ Despite what appears to be a lull in litigation concerning pelvic and hernia mesh, a number of cases are set to go before a jury in the coming months. New Jersey, Philadelphia, Charleston, WV and Los Angeles all have transvaginal mesh defective product cases consolidated [continue reading…]

Latest $417 Million J&J Talc Case Tossed Out

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MND, October 21, 2017 ~ Two months ago, Eva Echeverria, 63, sent the most powerful message yet to healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder and a suspected link to ovarian cancer. A Los Angeles jury awarded her $417 million in compensation and punitive damages following decades of talcum powder use. She [continue reading…]

$72 Million Talc Case Tossed on Appeal

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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…]

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…]

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