Attorney Tells Mesh News Desk Why the $73 Mill Win in Salazar Case?

Patient Profiles

Attorney Tells Mesh News Desk Why the $73 Mill Win in Salazar Case?

Mesh News Desk talked tonight with David Matthews, of Matthews & Associates, one of the Texas law firms that represented Mrs. Salazar.  This case was heard in state court under Judge Ken Molberg and only the third case naming manufacturer, Boston Scientific. The two cases heard in August, Cardenas and Albright, both were decided by
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Patient Profiles

Salazar v Boston Scientific- $73.5 Million – How it Breaks Down Salazar v Boston Scientific- $73.5 Million – How it Breaks Down

Mesh News Desk is thankful to attorney Kevin Edwards – Edwards and de la Cerda law firm here, who was involved in the case of Martha Salazar v. Boston Scientific for a breakdown of what the jury decided in this unprecedented jury decision. Boston Scientific has announced it will file an appeal. Salazar v Boston
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Boston Scientific Must Pay Salazar $73.5 Million! Boston Scientific Must Pay Salazar $73.5 Million!

A new record was reached this evening in transvaginal mesh litigation. A Dallas jury has returned a verdict in excess of $73.465 million for Martha Salazar in her product liability trial against Boston Scientific. That award includes $50 million in punitive damages. See how it breaks down on Mesh News Desk. Mesh News Desk had
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Jury Decides for Huskey $3.27 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial! Jury Decides for Huskey $3.27 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial!

After a two week trial, Huskey v. Ethicon, the eight member jury returned a verdict just before noon, Friday September 5, of $3.27 million. Emotion erupted in the courtroom as the clerk read the breakdown! Huskey had proven by the preponderance of the evidence, defective design, a failure to warn, strict liability and negligence in
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Plaintiffs’ Attorney Talks to Jurors One Last Time in Federal Pelvic Mesh Case Plaintiffs’ Attorney Talks to Jurors One Last Time in Federal Pelvic Mesh Case

Fidelma Fitzpatrick was the lead attorney representing Motley Rice on behalf of Mrs. Huskey.  Her closing arguments to the jury are here, as quickly as I could type.  I didn’t feel it was possible to try and edit them down.  This sums up the two week trial of Huskey v. Ethicon, a pelvic mesh case
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Closing Argument Ed Wallace in Huskey v. Ethicon Closing Argument Ed Wallace in Huskey v. Ethicon

Your reporter, Jane Akre, was in the courtroom and listened to the closing arguments. They are usually a good summary of what transpired during the trial.  Instead of trying to select bits and pieces, here is what was said as reasonably close to it as this reporter was able. The Plaintiff got to go  first
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Welcome- Why We're Here

September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! When it rains it pours.  This week there were THREE pelvis mesh trials all at the same time! Forget the fact that we have waited for many months to have any litigation…. then they come all at once.  Thanks goes out to Courtroom View Network,
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Feature

POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

By Dan Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP., Sponsored Content An estimated 50,000 women a year in the United States undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) with the use of a medical device known as a power morcellator. Power morcellators typically use a rapidly rotating blade to cut
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FDA

Thank You All for Telling the FDA to Reclassify!! Thank You All for Telling the FDA to Reclassify!!

Thank you,,, thank you…. thank you! I talked to the FDA today  and they say that it could take many months for individuals within the FDA to read all of the comments made to a Petition to reclassify pelvic mesh as High Risk!    Some of you may have posted that you wanted to be private
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Legal News

Salazar V. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Injury Trial in Dallas Salazar V. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Injury Trial in Dallas

Mesh News Desk is grateful to Joleen Chambers as our court watcher. She is sitting in the trial of Martha Salazar v. Boston Scientific. Here are her notes.  She reports that on Wednesday, August 27, Plaintiff Martha Salazar (MS) was seated and was in obvious discomfort. Salazar has filed a product liability lawsuit against Natick,
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Medical News

Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound “Sees” Mesh Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound “Sees” Mesh

“I have removed more than 900 mesh for complications in the last 5-6 years. Tranaslabial ultrasound is an important adjuvant to the diagnosis and treatment of this patients.” Those are the words of the leading mesh removal surgeon in the world, Dr. Shlomo Raz, MD in an exchange with Mesh News Desk. The Professor of Urology
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Op-Ed

Women’s Words Speak Truth About Mesh Women’s Words Speak Truth About Mesh

Remember the Stories of Anger series from a couple of years ago? Read it here. Women were speaking out and expressing their frustration with the medical system, their anger at the Food and Drug Administration and of course, their disgust with pelvic mesh manufacturers. The following are some of their quotes. I am now looking
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Media Reports

Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

According to this article in Lawyers and Settlements, lawyers for Maria Cardenas (Cardenas v. Boston Scientific) were not allowed to introduce to the jury the Material Safety Data Sheet.  The MSDS, you’ll recall from other trials, is a breakdown of the raw material that comes from oil companies,  Phillips or Sunoco, that goes into the
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Your Turn

This Has To Stop! This Has To Stop!

 A mesh injured woman who does not want to be identified writes:        “These products need to stop! Life as it once was before my mesh implant is gone.          “It has been replaces with relentless pain 24/7, total loss of my bladder and bowels, infections. For years I went from doctor
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Mesh Reading Room Resource

In the Beginning: Suffering in Silence

I recently was asked how I started with mesh as a topic for reporting. I’m not mesh-injured myself. The reader wanted to know if I had a family member or friend who had mesh. No, I said, but when working as the National News Editor for InjuryBoard people started calling me. This was back in
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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.