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Day 8 Huskey v. Ethicon Defense Wraps Closing Arguments This PM

Sep 4th, 2014 | By
Day 8 Huskey v. Ethicon Defense Wraps Closing Arguments This PM

On this Day 8 of Huskey v. Ethicon, the defense wrapped up its case. Reviewing the documents, the medical expert for Johnson & Johnson, Christina Pramudji MD, agreed all of the documents she was provided with to form her expert opinion were given to her by the parent company of Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson. It
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Defense Wraps in Huskey V. Ethicon, Cross on Million$ of Company Friends

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Defense Wraps in Huskey V. Ethicon, Cross on Million$ of Company Friends

Dr. Christina Pramudji, MD was the witness called by Ethicon as the defense wraps up its case in the second week of this product liability case, Huskey v Ethicon. The Houston- based urogynecologist was chosen by Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) to do a physical exam on plaintiff Jo Husky to determine her mesh-related injuries. This
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Day Seven Huskey v Ethicon – Defense Experts Hail TVT

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

This Day 7 of the Huskey v. Ethicon trial was a defense case with glowing reviews of the synthetic mid urethral sling. Mrs. Huskey was implanted with a TVT-O made by Ethicon (J&J) in February 2011. The defense is wrapping up its version of events after the  plaintiffs case which began last week.  The plaintiff
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Dallas Trial, Salazar v Boston Scientific Covered by Dallas Observer

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Dallas Trial, Salazar v Boston Scientific Covered by Dallas Observer

The Dallas Observer and reporter Amy Silverstein offer this coverage of the Martha Salazar v. Boston Scientific trial underway in Dallas. She wrote  a May feature story, about the Batiste trial. She was awarded $1.2 million by a jury in her defective mesh case against Johnson & Johnson.  Jurors also found her TVT-O was defectively
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Huskey v. Ethicon – Industry Rep Denies Mesh Has Problems

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
Huskey v. Ethicon – Industry Rep Denies Mesh Has Problems

Day six of Husky v. Ethicon had the defense putting forth its best case. After Dr. Thames, the polypropylene expert,  was dismissed from the morning session it was time for the taped deposition of Dr. Aaron Kirkemo, MD, a urologist and assistant  Medical Director for Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Kirkemo had
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Judge Goodwin Expresses Confusion? ‘Gold Standard’ or Defective Pelvic Mesh?

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

  *Editor’s Note~ MND editor has been the only reporter covering these trials so the comments by Judge Goodwin as the days testimony ended, were particularly noteworthy. Judge Goodwin has shown a lighthearted spirit joking with the jurors and even the attorneys. Once calling a sidebar after an absence of one he said “I’ve missed
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Transvaginal Mesh – Does it Degrade? Defense Day One Hinges on Science

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
Transvaginal Mesh – Does it Degrade? Defense Day One Hinges on Science

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 demonstrated. This is the first day for the defense in Huskey v.
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Salazar V. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Injury Trial in Dallas

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
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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September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
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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Judge Denies Directed Verdict and Punitives in Federal J&J Trial

Aug 29th, 2014 | By
Judge Denies Directed Verdict and Punitives in Federal J&J Trial

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 demonstrated. Plaintiffs Rest their Case As the plaintiffs rested their case 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.