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Mesh Support Group Meets in Phoenix Thursday, March 19

Mar 12th, 2015 | By
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Thanks goes out to the dynamic women who are making this happen. In this case, a support group has been organized for those suffering with mesh complications. The plan is to gather for a lunch in Phoenix on March 19th.  Here are the specifics.  Please respond with any questions/comments and the organizer, who wishes to
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Hello March ~ A Year of Settlements and Immunity

Mar 9th, 2015 | By
Art courtesy of Jade R.

Hello March ~ At this writing, we have just heard the result of two pelvic mesh defective product trials – The Coleen Perry case resulted in a defective product conclusion by the jurors, defective instructions to the end user (doctor), $5 million in punitive damages and $700,000 in compensatory.  The jury took nearly four days
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Bellew v. Ethicon Prolift Case Settles After a Four-Day Trial

Mar 8th, 2015 | By
Judge Joseph Goodwin

Mesh News Desk has learned that the defective pelvic mesh trial of Dianne Bellew v. Ethicon settled Friday morning at 11:30 in its fourth day of a trial being held in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Six weeks ago in a Camden, Missouri courtroom, Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, settled another mesh trial
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Verdict In! $5.7 Million for Ms. Perry in her Pelvic Mesh Trial

Mar 5th, 2015 | By
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Verdict Day During its fourth day of deliberations, the jury in the product liability trial of  Perry v. Ethicon finally decided for the plaintiff, Coleen Perry and awarded her $5.7 million. This morning the jury in the Bakersfield, California court was reportedly quiet and did not seek any additional testimony as they had during the
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Bellew v. Ethicon Federal Pelvic Mesh Trial Begins in Charleston, WV

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By
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In Charleston, West Virginia, a bellwether trial began Monday March 2, in the ongoing federal pelvic mesh litigation being held in that courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin is presiding over Dianne M. Bellew v. Ethicon. Ms. Bellew is from Arizona and was implanted with an Ethicon Prolift in July 2009 in Northwest Medical Center in Tucson,
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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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