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First Trial of J&J’s Artisyn Pelvic Mesh Underway in Miami

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 9, 2020 ~ A product liability pelvic mesh trial naming Johnson & Johnson began this Monday in US District Court in Miami for the first pelvic mesh not implanted transvaginally to treat stress urinary incontinence. Charlotte Salinero of Miami and her husband, Efran, filed [...]

By |2020-01-15T16:29:14-05:00January 9th, 2020|News|4 Comments

Latest News! JNJ Negligent in AU Mesh Case, Must Pay Thousands of Pelvic Mesh Patients

ABC News AU, Julie Davis (center) Mesh News Desk, November 20, 2019 ~ After two years of court action, the federal judge in a Sydney, Australia (AU) case has finally rendered her decision finding J&J and its Ethicon subsidiary were negligent in selling the mesh devices in Australia. [...]

By |2019-12-12T22:38:36-05:00November 20th, 2019|Media Reports|3 Comments

Australian Class Action Decision v. Ethicon Thursday

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 6, 2019 ~ It's been 21 months since a class action trial concluded in Australia against Ethicon, the maker of the most number of polypropylene plastic mesh implants used in women in that country.  In two weeks the Australian judge will issue her decision.  [...]

By |2019-12-12T22:38:46-05:00November 6th, 2019|Media Reports, Sticky|0 Comments

$117 Mill Multistate Settlement with J&J Over Deceptive Mesh Marketing

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 17, 2019 ~ The business model for Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon Inc. medical device subdivision appears to be - Push ahead and if caught, pay the fines. * J&J has just offered $4 billion to settle about 2,000 lawsuits connected with its [...]

By |2019-11-06T15:19:30-05:00October 17th, 2019|News|61 Comments

Reactions to the Death of Hernia Surgeon, Dr. Robert Bendavid

Dr. Robert Bendavid, MD Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 7, 2019~ Reactions are coming in to the sudden death of surgeon, researcher, and tireless patient advocate, Robert Bendavid, M.D. who died in a Toronto area hospital Monday, September 30. Dr. Bendavid had been too ill to present [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:24:01-04:00October 7th, 2019|Hernia Mesh|3 Comments

J&J Loses Final Appeal of Beltz Pelvic Mesh Case and $2.43 Million

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 27, 2019 ~ Johnson & Johnson loses its latest appeal of the Sharon Beltz case, heard in 2017 in Philadelphia.  This makes it the  9th loss for the healthcare giant in this particular venue. More trials are [...]

By |2019-09-13T21:00:51-04:00August 27th, 2019|Legal News|1 Comment

*Op-Ed* NYT Transvaginal Mesh Coverage Misses the Big Picture

Mesh News Desk, September 26, 2018 ~  Glad to see that another media outlet shares out feeling about mainstream media coverage.  The New York Times has done two stories about transvaginal mesh, unfortunately they focused on the greedy lawyers and doctors who are preying on hapless women encouraging unnecessary surgeries. [...]

By |2018-09-30T15:46:35-04:00September 26th, 2018|Media Reports|10 Comments

*New* McFarland Jury Deadlock Results in Mistrial

TVT and TVT-O, surology.com Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 24, 2018- After four days of deliberation, jurors in the trasnsvaginal mesh case of Susan McFarland v. healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) ended in a deadlocked jury. Judge Michael Erdos had no option but to call for [...]

By |2018-10-04T17:57:27-04:00September 24th, 2018|Legal News|18 Comments

McFarland Pelvic Mesh Philadelphia Case Still with the Jury

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Mesh Medical Device News Desk, **UPDATE September 24, 2018 ~  Lawyers for Susan McFarland rested their product liability case Monday, September 10th and the next day, Tracie Palmer (Kline Specter) delivered closing arguments. TVT and TVT-O, surology.com The jurors spent Wednesday, [...]

By |2018-09-25T14:47:01-04:00September 20th, 2018|News|6 Comments

McFarland Pelvic Mesh Case, Plaintiff Wraps

TVT-O from beckenbodenzentrummuenster.de Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 10, 2018 ~ The McFarland pelvic mesh trial is the seventh product liability case brought against Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, over its allegedly defective pelvic meshes.  It should wrap up next week. [...]

By |2018-09-14T16:35:08-04:00September 10th, 2018|News|19 Comments