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Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Discontinued in U.S. Still Sold Worldwide, Why?

Prolift, Medtech Marketing by KATHY L. [Editors Note* Kathy L is not the real name of this author. She is involved in litigation and chooses to remain anonymous at this time. ] January 29, 2013 ~ Last June, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon informed a judge in West Virginia [...]

By |2013-01-29T14:20:58-05:00January 29th, 2013|Op-Ed|0 Comments

Day 8: Linda Gross v Ethicon, Prolift Launched Under FDA Radar

Dr. Peggy Pence, Courtesy CVN January 22, 2013 ~ Much thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to the live court proceedings and graphics shown to the jury. The Prolift surgical mesh did not undergo any FDA approval before it was marketed in March 2005. Last June Ethicon, [...]

By |2013-01-22T23:07:59-05:00January 22nd, 2013|Legal News|1 Comment

Ethicon Trial Opening Statements Thursday

January 8, 2013 ~ Jurors are being selected today for the first of 1,974 lawsuits to be heard in a New Jersey state court against Johnson & Johnson, maker of the Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System (here) transvaginal mesh. Plaintiff Linda Gross from Watertown, South Dakota and her lawyers [...]

By |2013-01-08T22:44:14-05:00January 8th, 2013|Legal News|0 Comments

Lawyer Comments on FDA's Lapdog Authority

Prolift from J & J website Generally speaking, lawyers avoid talking to reporters. But in a July 10 press release (here), Henry G. Garrard III of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., an Athens, Georgia law firm, recounts what he’s told to Bloomberg News in a June 26, [...]

By |2012-07-12T18:22:39-04:00July 12th, 2012|Legal News|0 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 [...]

By |2012-06-04T22:21:07-04:00June 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, [...]

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