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Ethicon on Hot Seat in California Courtroom Perry v Ethicon Begins

Jan 26th, 2015 | By
Abbrevo from Ethicon brochure

This is the second trial so far this year that puts healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its medical device subsidiary, Ethicon, on trial over its controversial polypropylene pelvic mesh. In this case, Coleen Perry, 50, was implanted with the J&J/Ethicon Abbrevo mesh sling to treat her incontinence on March 23, 2011. The Abbrevo is still on
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NEW* The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured Store

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By
TMWF mesh injury bracelet

As part of their fundraising efforts, The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured is selling these beautiful Mesh Awareness turquoise and black bracelets to help in its ongoing educational efforts. Quite the conversation starter in turquoise or black… and beautifully made.  A thoughtful gift for anyone and everyone affected by pelvic or hernia mesh!  Yes
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NEW * Mesh Graphic Says it All!

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By
by Jade R.

Here is an image sent to Mesh News by Jade R. Thank you Jade. No further words are needed. What would your caption be?   



NEW* Cisson $2 Million Verdict Will Stand

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By
Charleston, WV federal courthouse

Judge Joseph Goodwin has ruled the $2 million jury award in the Donna Cisson case will stand. The August 2013 case against C.R. Bard over its defective Avaulta pelvic mesh was the first jury trial among the seven manufacturers whose cases have been consolidated in this Charleston, WV courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin is overseeing mutidistrict
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Budke v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Death Case Settles!

Jan 21st, 2015 | By
Camden Co court

Without knowing any specifics, our court watcher reports the Budke v. Ethicon case settled Wednesday afternoon January 21, after a two week trial. She approached the area where one is scanned into the courtroom and saw J&J attorney  Christy Jones talking with jurors. That is not allowed if court is in session and atrial is
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Defense Experts Refute Pelvis Mesh Infection Theory in J&J Death Case

Jan 21st, 2015 | By
Macrophages at work, Stonybrook Medicine

Early this week, defense attorneys for Johnson & Johnson and its medical device division, Ethicon, questioned two expert witnesses. Both would try and dispel the plaintiffs’ case that Joan Budke died of a septic condition that traveled from her pelvis to her lungs and resulted in her death in August 2009. The source of the
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Defense Granted Punitive Motion in J&J Pelvic Mesh Case

Jan 20th, 2015 | By
mallet and money

The pelvic mesh death case of Budke v. Ethicon continued Monday in a Camden Co. Missouri courtroom with the defense granted its motion to deny punitive damages to the plaintiffs.   Last Friday, attorneys for  Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of Ethicon, requested that punitive damages be denied and the case be thrown out
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J & J Asks for Directed Verdict to End Defective Mesh Trial

Jan 16th, 2015 | By
anonymous artist courtroom

The plaintiffs in the Budke v Ethicon trial in this Camden Co. Missouri courtroom planned to bring their eight day trial to a close today. But before they did, there was one more witness who appeared via videotape, Dr. Durwood Neal, a urologist from Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Neal would be brought in talk about how
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Plaintiffs Wraps Budke V. Ethicon with Family, Executives of J&J

Jan 15th, 2015 | By
ethicon logo

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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