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*Latest* Mesigian Prolift Pelvic Mesh Trial – $80 Million to Plaintiff!

Prolift, from Sumsuro, Japan Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 18, 2019 ~ Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  The pelvic mesh trial of  Patricia Mesigian began in early April. On Friday, more than one month later,  a Philadelphia jury awarded her $80.025 million as compensation for her Prolift [...]

By |2019-06-11T15:21:51-04:00May 9th, 2019|News|24 Comments

Australia Pulls Ethicon TVT Mesh Devices from the Market

TVT graphic www.kup.at Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 23, 2018 ~ Last November the Australian government announced that the larger pelvic meshes to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) would be taken off the market because the risks outweighed the benefits. Now in another setback to mesh makers, [...]

By |2018-01-30T16:18:24-05:00January 23rd, 2018|News|4 Comments

Ethicon’s History of Catgut Suture, Before There was Transvaginal Mesh

Ethicon infirmary, 1970 Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 17, 2017 ~ Long before there was transvaginal mesh made by Johnson & Johnson, the company made suture material, known as "catgut" because it was manufactured from the submucosal layer of the small intestines of a sheep. The origin [...]

By |2017-01-17T10:09:30-05:00January 17th, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|1 Comment

Judge Higbee Who Presided Over First J&J Mesh Case, Dies of Heart Attack

Judge Carol Higbee, NJ Law Journal Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 6, 2017 ~ Judge Carol Higbee Dies at age 66. Wanted to remain on the bench past her retirement age.  New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Carol Higbee died Tuesday, January 3, reportedly of a heart attack, [...]

By |2017-02-01T10:57:46-05:00January 6th, 2017|Legal News|7 Comments

January Pelvic Mesh Trial Set for New Jersey, Smith v. Ethicon

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 21, 2016 ~ It's been a very long time since there was a pelvic mesh product liability trial in New Jersey. The first case was Linda Gross v Ethicon held February 2013, which resulted in an $11.1 million verdict for Ms. Gross which is [...]

By |2016-07-25T08:02:14-04:00July 21st, 2016|News|35 Comments

169 Pelvic Mesh Cases Poised For Trial in PA Beginning This Fall

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 19, 2016 ~ The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has 169 pelvic mesh trials waiting for a date to begin with 14 already scheduled. Most of the defective product cases name as a defendant Ethicon and Johnson [...]

By |2016-07-21T13:34:46-04:00July 19th, 2016|News|25 Comments

Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 [...]

By |2017-09-15T23:22:02-04:00June 21st, 2016|Mesh Reading Room Resource|27 Comments

Study: Insufficient Science to FDA Allows Med Devices On the Market

Power morcellator, Contemporary ObGyn Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 22, 2016 ~  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put safety in the back seat in approving several high risk devices for obstetric and gynecological procedures, according to a study by researchers at Northwestern University. Citing [...]

By |2016-05-23T10:14:03-04:00May 23rd, 2016|FDA News|6 Comments

Carlino v. Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Trial Gets Started in Philadelphia

TVT graphic www.kup.at Mesh News Desk, January 26, 2016 ~ The plaintiffs are Sharon and Charles Carlino of New Jersey and they are finally having their day in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania court over her transvaginal mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson.  The case is A.  Carlino v. [...]

By |2016-07-19T12:41:25-04:00January 26th, 2016|News|18 Comments

Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial Underway in Philadelphia Exposes Document Destruction by J&J

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Mesh News Desk, December 8, 2015 ~ OPENING ARGUMENTS Opening arguments got underway for Philadelphia’s first pelvic mesh trial last week. Patricia Hammons, 64, filed her product liability action against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon over her Prolift pelvic mesh implant, [...]

By |2016-06-29T11:21:55-04:00December 9th, 2015|News|19 Comments