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This Has To Stop!

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
This Has To Stop!

 A mesh injured woman who does not want to be identified writes:        “These products need to stop! Life as it once was before my mesh implant is gone.          “It has been replaces with relentless pain 24/7, total loss of my bladder and bowels, infections. For years I went from doctor
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Attorney Tells Mesh News Desk Why the $73 Mill Win in Salazar Case?

Sep 9th, 2014 | By
Attorney Tells Mesh News Desk Why the $73 Mill Win in Salazar Case?

Mesh News Desk talked tonight with David Matthews, of Matthews & Associates, one of the Texas law firms that represented Mrs. Salazar.  This case was heard in state court under Judge Ken Molberg and only the third case naming manufacturer, Boston Scientific. The two cases heard in August, Cardenas and Albright, both were decided by
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Salazar v Boston Scientific- $73.5 Million – How it Breaks Down

Sep 9th, 2014 | By
Salazar v Boston Scientific- $73.5 Million – How it Breaks Down

Mesh News Desk is thankful to attorney Kevin Edwards – Edwards and de la Cerda law firm here, who was involved in the case of Martha Salazar v. Boston Scientific for a breakdown of what the jury decided in this unprecedented jury decision. Boston Scientific has announced it will file an appeal. Salazar v Boston
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Boston Scientific Must Pay Salazar $73.5 Million!

Sep 8th, 2014 | By
Boston Scientific Must Pay Salazar $73.5 Million!

A new record was reached this evening in transvaginal mesh litigation. A Dallas jury has returned a verdict in excess of $73.465 million for Martha Salazar in her product liability trial against Boston Scientific. That award includes $50 million in punitive damages. See how it breaks down on Mesh News Desk. Mesh News Desk had
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Jury Decides for Huskey $3.27 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial!

Sep 5th, 2014 | By
Jury Decides for Huskey $3.27 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial!

After a two week trial, Huskey v. Ethicon, the eight member jury returned a verdict just before noon, Friday September 5, of $3.27 million. Emotion erupted in the courtroom as the clerk read the breakdown! Huskey had proven by the preponderance of the evidence, defective design, a failure to warn, strict liability and negligence in
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Plaintiffs’ Attorney Talks to Jurors One Last Time in Federal Pelvic Mesh Case

Sep 5th, 2014 | By
Plaintiffs’ Attorney Talks to Jurors One Last Time in Federal Pelvic Mesh Case

Fidelma Fitzpatrick was the lead attorney representing Motley Rice on behalf of Mrs. Huskey.  Her closing arguments to the jury are here, as quickly as I could type.  I didn’t feel it was possible to try and edit them down.  This sums up the two week trial of Huskey v. Ethicon, a pelvic mesh case
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Closing Argument Ed Wallace in Huskey v. Ethicon

Sep 4th, 2014 | By
Closing Argument Ed Wallace in Huskey v. Ethicon

Your reporter, Jane Akre, was in the courtroom and listened to the closing arguments. They are usually a good summary of what transpired during the trial.  Instead of trying to select bits and pieces, here is what was said as reasonably close to it as this reporter was able. The Plaintiff got to go  first
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Pelvic Mesh Trial Judge Gives Jury Instructions in Huskey v. Ethicon

Sep 4th, 2014 | By
Pelvic Mesh Trial Judge Gives Jury Instructions in Huskey v. Ethicon

Judge Goodwin instructed the jury just before 5pm on this Day 8 of the Huskey v. Ethicon. The Judge who has presided over this product liability trial for two weeks provided general instructions, a statement of the rules of law and the guidelines for their deliberations and verdict. There are now eight jurors, 6 women
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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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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.