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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation

Mar 11th, 2014 | By
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation By Dan C. Bolton and Farid Zakaria, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The law firm of Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP recently filed a lawsuit in California federal court on behalf of a forty-six year old man injured by a hernia mesh product. The lawsuit alleges claims
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The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By
The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

Sponsored Content THE 510(k) PROCESS – SAFETY FORGOTTEN By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The 510(k) process is relied upon by the medical device industry, including pelvic mesh manufacturers, such as Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, Atrium Medical Corporation, and Davol/Bard, to quickly get devices marketed in the United States.  (The term
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J&J Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

Dec 8th, 2013 | By
J&J Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

Ethicon Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, 12-MD-02327, In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation Joseph R. Goodwin, presiding Date filed: 02/07/2012 Date of last filing: 12/03/2013 PART ONE     (Continues in Part 2) According to a 30-page document filed in federal court in West Virginia December 2, officials at Johnson & Johnson
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What was Lost in J&J Purge of Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Documents?

Dec 8th, 2013 | By
What was Lost in J&J Purge of Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Documents?

PART  TWO    (Continued from Part I here) Lawyers for thousands of women who have filed product liability lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and its  Ethicon division say the company purged documents for a decade, documents that are crucial to proving their defective transvaginal mesh cases in federal court. Calling it a “systemic failure at all
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SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

By Aaron Leigh Horton According Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA, the leading expert for 100% removal of transvaginal mesh from the body, “I think that more than 1 million patients [have polypropylene mesh implanted]! The companies have reported insertion of 250,000 implants per year!  This number is an estimate of the worldwide use of mesh.”
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Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Oct 14th, 2013 | By
Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

The federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, that has more than 33,000 defective product claims consolidated in something called Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), now has a new section on the website for each MDL bellwether trial. Each of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers will face off with plaintiffs in four jury trials intended to test legal theories
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Tolling Agreements – Legal Deadlines Nearing for Mesh-Injured

Sep 15th, 2013 | By

by Aaron Leigh Horton Blog:   @themeshwarrior.wordpress.com Twitter:  @themeshwarrior Email:  themeshwarrior@gmail.com September 12, 2013 – According to USDefinitions.legal.com, a tolling agreement is an agreement to waive a right to claim that litigation should be dismissed due to the expiration of a statute of limitations. Its purpose is typically to allow a party additional time to assess
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Law Professor Thomas A. Eaton on Tort Reform

Aug 29th, 2013 | By
Law Professor Thomas A. Eaton on Tort Reform

Earlier this month, the jury in the federal Donna Cisson transvaginal mesh case awarded Mrs. Cisson $1.75 million in punitive damages in addition to the $250,000 in compensatory damages. The Cisson case established the Bard Avaulta mesh she received as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse was defective. Yet readers learned something startling about any
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Attorney Harry Bell on Mesh Lawsuit Settlements

Jul 4th, 2013 | By
Attorney Harry Bell on Mesh Lawsuit Settlements

MDND talked to Charleston, WV attorney Harry Bell about how cases are settled with defendants. On the eve of four back-to-back cases against C.R. Bard in West Virginia and the recent settlement of some American Medical System cases, it’s important to understand what could be next.  Too many losses and a defendant, in this case
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Breaking News! Endo Settles Some AMS Vaginal Mesh Cases for $55 Million

Jun 21st, 2013 | By
Breaking News! Endo Settles Some AMS Vaginal Mesh Cases for $55 Million

June 21, 2013 ~ Endo Health Solutions Inc. unit has agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle some product liability lawsuits filed by women who were implanted with the Perigee, Apogee and Elevate transvaginal mesh. The women claim they were injured by the polypropylene mesh implants and call the transvaginal mesh a defective product. The
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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.