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J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Plaintiff  Richard McLaughlin filed his lawsuit in California’s Central District last February. Although his mesh, made by Johnson & Johnson, was used for hernia repair, the allegations are the same as mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse – that the mesh is defective, that the instructions were missing or misleading, that the company is liable
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Closing Arguments in Batiste v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
Closing Arguments in Batiste v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial

As the case of Batiste v. Ethicon wraps up in a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Aaron Horton observes the proceedings.    She is the daughter of a mesh-injured woman and has set up The Mesh Warrior Foundation in her honor.  Thank you Aaron. AT THIS WRITING A VERDICT IS EXPECTED AT ANY
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L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

“Cathy” continues her observations from a Dallas courtroom where 64-year-old L.B. is facing multi-billion dollar healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its women’s health and urology division, Ethicon. Cathy is a mesh-injured woman who cannot be identified because she is involved in litigation. Mesh News Desk is very grateful to its citizen court watchers!   Thank
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Batiste v. Ethicon Enters Third Week – Defense Discredits L.B.

Mar 31st, 2014 | By
Batiste v. Ethicon Enters Third Week – Defense Discredits L.B.

**Editors Note ** This is a rewrite from yesterday to incorporate afternoon observations. Thanks to “Cathy” a mesh-injured special court watcher who is among those sitting in this Dallas courtroom watching the proceedings in Batiste v. Ethicon as the trial enters its final week. She cannot be identified because she is involved in mesh litigation.
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Batiste v. Ethicon: Contentious Q & A with Medical Director Hinoul

Mar 29th, 2014 | By
Batiste v. Ethicon: Contentious Q & A with Medical Director Hinoul

Thursday’s transcript in the Linda Batiste v. Ethicon shows a contentious back and forth between Thomas Cartmell, the attorney for Ms. Batiste and Dr. Piet Hinoul, Medical Director for Ethicon, as the product liability enters its second week in a Dallas courtroom. In the beginning of the afternoon, defense attorney William Gage moved for a
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Batiste v Ethicon: Pelvic Mesh Survivor Takes the Stand

Mar 29th, 2014 | By
Batiste v  Ethicon: Pelvic Mesh Survivor Takes the Stand

Most of  Mesh News Desk readers are familiar with The Mesh Warrior, Aaron Horton has been spending some time in the Dallas courtroom to watch the proceedings of Batiste v. Ethicon as it enters its second week.  The Plaintiffs rested Wednesday but not before L.B. took the stand. Aaron  shares her observations with Mesh News
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Batiste v. Ethicon trial: An unexpected emotional rollercoaster in Texas

Mar 25th, 2014 | By
Batiste v. Ethicon trial: An unexpected emotional rollercoaster in Texas

by Aaron Leigh Horton  Aaron Leigh Horton arrived in the Dallas courtroom this morning, Monda,y March 24, to continue witnessing the trial of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon, now in its second week. Aaron, The Mesh Warrior, reports she had to leave the courtroom during some of the morning testimony because of the emotional toll it
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Day Two: Batiste v. Ethicon

Mar 19th, 2014 | By
Day Two: Batiste v. Ethicon

Aaron Horton has spend her second day in the Dallas Courtroom where Linda Batiste is attempting to hold Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, accountable for her mesh-related injuries. In 2011 she was implanted with the incontinence mesh TVT-O and today she continues to suffer the complications.  Horton, whose mother is mesh-injured (see background
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Linda Batiste v. Ethicon Day One of Testimony

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
Linda Batiste v. Ethicon  Day One of Testimony

Mesh News Desk correspondent Aaron Horton is sitting in this Dallas courtroom where the first state case since Linda Gross is being heard against Ethicon over its TVT-O transvaginal mesh.  Horton will take a breather and occasionally add her comments and observations. MND really appreciates her efforts!  The 14-member jury was selected (including alternates) and
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Texas Transvaginal Mesh Trial Alleges Defective Ethicon TVT-O

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
Texas Transvaginal Mesh Trial Alleges Defective Ethicon TVT-O

Linda Batiste v John Robert McNabb M.D. and Ethicon Inc., and Johnson & Johnson. Jury selection was completed Monday, March 17,  in a Dallas courtroom in the case of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson (13-cv-04800). This will be the second case that goes to trial in a state court. The case of Linda
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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.