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Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

According to an article in Lawyers and Settlements lawsuits are still being filed against the maker of the Kugel Hernia Mesh. Mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard offered a $184 million settlement more than three years ago to some 3,000 Kugel mesh implanted patients.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began the Kugel recall in 2005 and
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Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
Prolene Mesh

According to this article in Lawyers and Settlements, lawyers for Maria Cardenas (Cardenas v. Boston Scientific) were not allowed to introduce to the jury the Material Safety Data Sheet.  The MSDS, you’ll recall from other trials, is a breakdown of the raw material that comes from oil companies,  Phillips or Sunoco, that goes into the
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This Has To Stop!

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
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 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
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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
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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
Obtryx II Boston Scientific

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
U.S. District Court, Charleston, WV

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
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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
Ed Wallace, attorney for Jo Huskey

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
Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, Charleston, WV

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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