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Plaintiffs Wraps Budke V. Ethicon with Family, Executives of J&J

Jan 15th, 2015 | By
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A string of corporate executives with Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, highlighted this next to last day for the plaintiffs’ case in Budke v. Ethicon.  These were the individuals who allowed the Prolift pelvic mesh to be marketed in March 2005 with very little warning to implanting doctors or to the women who
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Septic Emboli Killed Pelvic Mesh Victim Says Harvard Doctor

Jan 14th, 2015 | By
Dr. John Godleski, Harvard Pathologist

It is the leading theory of the plaintiffs in this pelvic mesh case of Budke v. Ethicon- septic emboli killed Joan Budke, age 77, after her Prolift Pelvic Mesh implant became infected. Today on the stand was Harvard pathologist, Dr. John Godleski, to confirm that diagnosis. Before trial, an attorney for the defense, Daniel Ball,
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Budke Son on the Stand in Pelvic Mesh Death Trial Against J&J

Jan 13th, 2015 | By
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All of the family of Joan Budke was in the courtroom today. The youngest and only son, David, from Houston, arrived Monday and would testify today.   Mr. Budke was surrounded by his son and two adult daughters and an elderly couple arrived mid-morning. They held hands. She resembled Joan Budke. At 3:30, the plaintiffs
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Defense Calls for Mistrial at Pelvic Mesh Death Trial in Mo.

Jan 13th, 2015 | By
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Is the Prolift mesh still used today in the U.S? If you listen to the defense team representing Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson, one could get the impression Prolift is still used – all of the language is in present tense, they suggest it’s been used on 35,000 women in the glossy brochures.  That has
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Urogynecologist Credibility Under Attack in Missouri Pelvic Mesh Death Trial

Jan 13th, 2015 | By
Christy Jones, from Linda Gross trial Feb 2013

As it seemed from this court observer, Dr. Anne Weber was a credible and knowledgeable witness on the stand Monday. Camden Co. Missouri is the center of  the first death case of a mesh-implanted woman. Butke v Ethicon. Johnson & Johnson, the parent company, must show that it’s Prolift System pelvic mesh implant was not
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Rock Star Urogyn on Stand in Pelvic Mesh Trial

Jan 12th, 2015 | By
Anne weber from linda gross case

She was calm, personable  and very knowledgeable. Dr. Anne Weber appeared on the stand this morning in Day Four of the Butke v. Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) defective product trial. The family claims the Prolift system pelvic mesh implant in Joan Budke led to her deaths sixteen months later from massive infections caused and encouraged
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The Death of a Pelvic Mesh Patient – Trial Enters Third Day

Jan 10th, 2015 | By
The Budke Family

The Demise of Joan Budke Ms. Budke, age 77, died in August 2009. The official cause of death was a pulmonary mass, with a secondary cause – pelvic mesh infection. Her daughters, and husband Donald, are sitting in the Camden Co. courtroom. Joan and Donald lived in nearby Osage Beach, Missouri. Gynecologist and implanting physician,
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What Jurors Won’t Hear

Jan 10th, 2015 | By
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Due to Motions in Limine, that is, deciding what will and will not be presented to jurors in a trial, there are a number of things jurors won’t hear in the defective product/ medical malpractice case of Budke v. Ethicon.   * Jurors in this product liability, medical malpractice case will not hear that Ethicon,
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Mesh Resources Online

Jan 10th, 2015 | By

Thanks to Jennifer R. and all the leaders who are keeping the mesh information presence online for others to learn.  Congratulations!  Raising the profile will help others. Please visit and join in!  Together we are stronger.  Guide to Medical Mesh Support Groups & Pages on Facebook & on the Web (please add & improve!) (Closed/Open
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The Launch of Prolift Pelvic Mesh – What the Company Knew

Jan 9th, 2015 | By
Dr. Axel Arnaud, from Linda Gross case

Budke Day Three – The old adage is you don’t want to know how laws and sausage are made. As this trial is showing, that might extend to medical devices too. In this third day of the defective product/ medical malpractice trial of Budke v. Ethicon, Dr. Becky Simpson, the plaintiffs continued to show the jury
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