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Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Talks May be Underway

US District Court, Charleston WV Although unsubstantiated at this time, C.R. Bard and the makers of transvaginal mesh are said to be in settlement talks with lawyers representing 50,000 plaintiffs. This according to Bloomberg but not confirmed by any of the companies involved. The last two lawsuits naming Read more

By | 2013-09-30T14:56:14+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Legal News|6 Comments

Day 31: Linda Gross v. Ethicon It's Over! $11.1 Million

Linda Gross February 28, 2013 ~ After a 31 day trial, jurors in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon case awarded $7.76 million in punitive damages to Linda and Jeff Gross for the injuries she suffered from a Johnson & Johnson product, the Prolift transvaginal mesh. The nine-person jury Read more

By | 2013-02-28T15:15:35+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Legal News|15 Comments

Using Vaginal Mesh as a Preventative? Study Says it's Okay

June 20, 2012 ~ With all of the bad news about vaginal mesh (see Patient Profiles) and the thousands of lawsuits that have been filed by women who claim life-altering complications,  a story like this is a glaring departure and deserves a closer look. Bloomberg reports on a Read more

By | 2012-06-21T01:21:47+00:00 June 21st, 2012|Medical News|6 Comments

Breaking News! Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Plans to Pull Plug on Four Transvaginal Meshes!

June 4, 2012 ~ Breaking news!  Bloomberg is reporting (here) that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has requested the paperwork to stop selling four different types of transvaginal mesh in the face of hundreds of lawsuits. The Ethicon unit of J & J told a federal judge in West Virginia that Read more

By | 2012-06-04T22:21:07+00:00 June 4th, 2012|Legal News|9 Comments

Breaking News ~ J & J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval

March 21 ~ Bloomberg is reporting (here) that major medical device maker Johnson & Johnson (J&J) sold the Gynecare Prolift surgical mesh for three years before it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The mesh is now the subject of more than 550 lawsuits, Read more

By | 2012-03-21T14:53:04+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Media Reports|1 Comment

FDA Denies Legal Group Seeking to Ban IOM Recommendations

March 7, 2012 ~ Bloomberg BNA reported (here) that the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF), had its petition rejected by the Food and Drug Administration February 21 after the industry-tied group tried to have the recommendation of an expert scientific panel barred from FDA consideration and implementation. The WLF is made Read more

By | 2012-03-08T00:54:38+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Legal News|0 Comments

FDA Misses Deadline to File Financials for Review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was supposed to submit a new agreement to lawmakers on  January 15, concerning how much funding it will need next year to review medical devices and conduct product reviews. Bloomberg reports (here) no new agreement was filed – the FDA essentially missed its Read more

By | 2012-01-24T17:11:11+00:00 January 24th, 2012|Media Reports|0 Comments