U.S. District Court, Charleston, WV This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be Read more
Thomas Cartmell, Wagstaff, attorney for Batiste Thursday’s transcript in the Linda Batiste v. Ethicon shows a contentious back and forth between Thomas Cartmell, the attorney for Ms. Batiste and Dr. Piet Hinoul, Medical Director for Ethicon, as the product liability enters its second week in a Dallas courtroom. Read more
Mesh News Desk correspondent Aaron Horton is sitting in this Dallas courtroom where the first state case since Linda Gross is being heard against Ethicon over its TVT-O transvaginal mesh. Horton will take a breather and occasionally add her comments and observations. MND really appreciates her efforts! Aaron Horton Read more
June 12, 2013 ~ You may have recently seen the advertisements for male urinary incontinence products. The Guardian pad was just launched in April with promises of offering “discrete protection for men who suffer from light to moderate male incontinence.” See here. According to the Mayo Clinic newsletter (here), male Read more
Day 28 Verdict Day! February 25, 2013 ~ Jurors in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial awarded the 47-year old woman from South Dakota and her husband $3.35 million today in an Atlantic City, New Jersey Courtroom. Jurors have been deliberating 5 days now in the product liability Read more
If you find it difficult to understand all of the different types of synthetic transvaginal mesh, this graphic from The Female Patient, April 2009 may help.
It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from Read more