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Jury Finds for Boston Scientific in North Carolina Pelvic Mesh Trial

Oct 19th, 2015 | By
Uphold, Taranakiobgyn, NZ website

MND, October 19, 2015 ~ On Friday, October 16, Boston Scientific (BSC) received a favorable jury verdict in a Statesville, North Carolina courtroom in a product liability trial filed by Martha Carlson, 65. The case, Ramona Winebarger, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 15-57, was heard in the Western District of North Carolina. It was remanded from
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Transvaginal Mesh- Emerging or Resolving?

Oct 14th, 2015 | By
MTMP agency wrapping up mesh

Mesh News Desk, October 14, 2015 ~ As trial lawyers gather in Las Vegas for the twice-yearly Mass Torts Made Perfect, hosted by Levin Papantonio Law, one cannot help but notice the agenda for the last day – areas ahead for future litigation or areas that are waning. As you might have guessed, transvaginal mesh
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Boston Scientific Denied New Trial in $100 Million Barba Case, Jury Award Reduced

Oct 12th, 2015 | By
Advantage Fit sling

MND, October 12, 2015 ~ It was last May when the highest jury award in mesh litigation was issued so far – $100 million to Deborah Barba and her husband.  Ms. Barba had been implanted with Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit as well as an Advantage Fit mid-urethral sling system. See the Mesh
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Juror Talks in Cavness Pelvic Mesh Case!

Oct 7th, 2015 | By
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Mesh News Desk, October 7, 2015 ~ A juror in the Cavness trial has agreed to come forward after a call was put out on the last Mesh News Desk story.   Your editor has confirmed through two sources that she was an actual juror.  Here is what “Karen” has to say.  She wants to
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Cavness Testimony – A Life Today of Pain

Oct 6th, 2015 | By
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Mesh News Desk, October 6, 2015 ~ Carol Cavness did testify to the jury in her trial on the afternoon of September 28th. Previously Mesh News Desk had reported she appeared by voice only.    On Monday, she lost her product liability trial against Ethicon/ J&J. This was the first jury decision for the pelvic
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Cavness v. Ethicon – First Jury Vote for Ethicon 10-2, Mesh Not Defectively Designed

Oct 5th, 2015 | By
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Mesh News Desk, October 5, 2015 ~ In its second day of deliberations, the 12-member jury in Cavness v. Kowalczyk (et al., case # DC-14-04220) decided for the Defendant Johnson & Johnson, 10-2.   In doing so, jurors found the Prosima pelvic mesh, made by Ethicon (J&J) is not defective in its design and in its
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Scotland Limits Use of Pelvic Mesh Implants

Oct 5th, 2015 | By
We Are Mesh Survivors, testifying to Parliament

  Mesh News Desk, October 5, 2015 ~ According to a story in Scotland’s  The Daily Record, here, on Friday, the Health Secretary of Scotland published an interim report on the use of transvaginal mesh. It says three of the four procedures doctors routinely recommend to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse will no longer be
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Monday Morning- Jury Still Out in Cavness Pelvic Mesh Trial Against J&J

Oct 5th, 2015 | By
Judge Ken Molberg, 95th Judicial District, TX

The jury had question about 11 am Central time for Judge Ken Molberg in his Dallas court.   The jury had a question they relayed to Judge Ken Molberg in a jury note. What is Proximate Cause? The judge answered. “On page 3 of the charge of the court you will find a definition of proximate
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J&J PROSIMA Pelvic Mesh Case Goes to the Jury!

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By
cropped prosima

MND, October 2, 2015 ~ About 3 pm Central Time, the case of Cavness v. Ethicon rested  and went to a Dallas jury for deliberation.  (Carol Cavness v. Kowalczyk et al., case # DC-14-04220). **Late Word** The jury was dismissed 5:51 EST saying they needed more time. They were hungry and tired!  Monday they will
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Defense on Prosima’s Low Complication Rate

Oct 1st, 2015 | By
Dr k

Thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to Cavness v. Ethicon, underway in a Dallas courtroom.  [This coverage is prepared by your editor, who has sat in the courtroom for five pelvic mesh trials (C.R. Bard, Ethicon) and has witnessed three additional trials (Boston Scientific , Ethicon) via CVN feeds.  Coverage is based on collective
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