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Defense Closing and Rebuttal in Perry v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial in Hands of Jury

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By
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On Thursday, February 26, Perry v. Ethicon went to the jury. After a five-week trial, jurors will decide if the Abbrevo mini-sling, used to treat incontinence was defectively designed and whether the instructions to doctors were adequate. That same day, attorneys for Ms. Perry asked for $17.2 million in their closing arguments, an attorney representing Ethicon,
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ARICEPT 23: An Unusual Dose Means More Dollars for Drug Companies

Feb 28th, 2015 | By

By Dan C. Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP.  With the clock about to run out on patent protection for their blockbuster drug Aricept, prescribed to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), two pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer, Inc. and Eisai Inc., came up with a brazen idea to dodge patent expiration and continue to reap profits. The
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Closing Arguments: Perry v. Ethicon Mesh Trial

Feb 27th, 2015 | By
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At this writing  the Perry v. Ethicon case has gone to the jury. Since court is in recess today, Friday, the jurors will be back to deliberate Monday.  That marks the sixth week of this trial! The product liability case concerns the Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) pelvic mesh, the Abbrevo, a sling used to treat
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REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98

Feb 26th, 2015 | By
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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives This petition will be delivered to: U.S. House of Representatives REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98 We, the undersigned, call on the United States House of Representatives to consider repealing the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 and hold any supplier of raw material such as Dacron, Polytetrafluoroethylene
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Doctors Refute Ms. Perry’s Mesh Injury Claims

Feb 26th, 2015 | By
Dr. Brian Flynn, U of Colorado urologist

**Update*  At this writing, the Perry case has gone to the jury** MND will bring you the verdict when it becomes available.** Medical doctors who treated or examined Ms. Coleen Perry, the plaintiff in Perry v. Ethicon, (1:13-cv-00729-AWI-JLT), took the stand to testify in the fifth week of her trial against Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson
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Bard Execs Sell Off Stock, Make No Promises to Investors

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By
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Sleek Money reports (here) that  the Chief Operating Officer for C.R. Bard, John H. Weiland sold off 13,616 shares of company stock on Tuesday, February 17. With the stock selling at $174.51 a share, it brought Mr. Weiland $2,376,128.16, according to the report.  The sale was disclosed in a SEC filing. See it here. The COO currently
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Mesh Operations Continue in Scotland Despite Suspension

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By
from Sunday Mail, Scotland

Journalist Marion Scott is leading the way again with her reporting on the mesh surgery scandal in Scotland. According to her article in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, ever since the government urged the country to stop using transvaginal mesh in that country, there have been 166 operations. Scott reports eight health boards have
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Eleventh-Hour Settlement in Bard Avaulta Trial Set to Begin in Charleston Federal Court

Feb 16th, 2015 | By
Lori Cohen and team in Charleston, August 2013

Mesh News Desk  has learned from two reputable sources connected to the court that a settlement was reached over the weekend in the federal trial of  Debra Wise v. C.R. Bard. It was set to begin before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Wednesday, February
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Perry Hammered About Her Medical Past in Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Feb 12th, 2015 | By
Mr. and Mrs. Perry zip lining in Hawaii, 2012

Thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to live streaming video of the Perry v. Ethicon trial. Mesh News Desk is prevented from showing any plaintiffs or evidence or from quoting directly from the case. On Monday, February 9, the plaintiff in Perry v. Ethicon, (Case 1:13-cv-00729-AWI-JLT), took the stand again after a long weekend break.
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Slater Addresses Scottish Parliament Committee

Feb 12th, 2015 | By
Adam Slater, Mazie, Slater

The Scottish Parliament’s Public petitions Committee have confirmed that our long awaited meeting with US Solicitor Adam Slater presenting his video-link evidence against transvaginal mesh devices and the manufacturers will be on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 am in Edinburgh.  The MHRA and European Commission have also been invited to participate. It has been decided by
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