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Salazar V. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Injury Trial in Dallas

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
Salazar V. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Injury Trial in Dallas

Mesh News Desk is grateful to Joleen Chambers as our court watcher. She is sitting in the trial of Martha Salazar v. Boston Scientific. Here are her notes.  She reports that on Wednesday, August 27, Plaintiff Martha Salazar (MS) was seated and was in obvious discomfort. Salazar has filed a product liability lawsuit against Natick,
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Boston Scientific Wins Second Defective Mesh Trial in Mass. Courtroom

Aug 29th, 2014 | By

This is the second win in as many months in a Massachusetts  courtroom for pelvic mesh maker, Boston Scientific. The Obtryx pelvic mesh implanted in Maria Cardenas of Utah was not defectively designed, the jury ruled Friday. The company provided adequate warnings about its health risks as well, according to the jury.  A failure to
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Cardenas v Boston Scientific – Jury Questions as They Deliberate

Aug 29th, 2014 | By

The latest in the Cardenas case! The case has gone to the jury, but it doesn’t appear a verdict will come immediately.  Maria Cardenas was implanted with a Boston Scientific Obtryx sling to treat incontinence.  She claims she is permanently injured. See Mesh News Desk trial coverage here. On Thursday, August 28th, the jurors in
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Huskey v Ethicon Case Opens Monday

Aug 24th, 2014 | By
Huskey v Ethicon Case Opens Monday

The product liability case that could turn the tide for healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson over its controversial transvaginal mesh implants begins Monday, August 25.  Jo Huskey, 54, was implanted with a TVT-O, a vaginal sling made of polypropylene (PP) mesh, on February 23, 2011 to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). She experienced mesh erosion
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Cardenas V. Boston Scientific Trial Continues

Aug 24th, 2014 | By
Cardenas V. Boston Scientific Trial Continues

Courtroom View Network is covering the Massachusetts product liability trial of Maria Cardenas v. Boston Scientific Corp. which ended its first week with the plaintiff resting. See CVN here. The trial began Thursday, August 14th with jury selection. Maria Cardenas vs. Boston Scientific Corp. (12-02912) is being heard in Superior Court of the Commonwealth of
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Huskey v. Ethicon Begins Friday

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
Huskey v. Ethicon Begins Friday

Jo Huskey (JH), 54, was implanted with a TVT-O, a vaginal sling made of Prolene mesh, on February 23, 2011. She experienced mesh erosion and dyspareunia (painful sex). As a result of her pelvic mesh complications, she had a revision surgery November 18, 2011. Only part of the medical device could be removed so her
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Albright v. Boston Scientific: One Hand Tied Behind Their Back

Aug 4th, 2014 | By

Readers of Mesh News Desk have seen this before. A law firm spends millions of dollars preparing a case for trial. Expert witnesses are deposed and paid, usually $500 an hour to review documents in preparation for trial. Lawyers travel around the world to take depositions of witnesses, scientists, experts, life planners, consultants. A normal
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Boston Scientific Wins First Pelvic Mesh Trial

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

After a two week trial, Boston Scientific won its first product liability trial over transvaginal mesh. The jurors returned the verdict around 5 pm Tuesday, July 29. On March 9, 2010, Diane Albright received the implant made by Boston Scientific – the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit.  According to her complaint, Albright suffered mesh complications
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Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

Jul 25th, 2014 | By
Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

The two week trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific d/b/a Mansfield Scientific, Inc. and Microvasive, Inc. is expected to go to the jury Monday, July 28, 2014 after closing arguments. The product liability lawsuit was filed in Middlesex Co in Massachusetts, Superior Court Action 12-0909. Boston Scientific is headquartered in Middlesex County, MA. On
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Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jul 24th, 2014 | By
Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jury selection August 22. Pelvic mesh trial to start August 25. The case of Huskey v. Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) has survived a summary judgment motion and will continue to federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Jo Huskey is a 54-year-old woman who was implanted with a TVT-O pelvic mesh device in February, 2011 to
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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.