Patient Profiles

November: Upcoming Pelvic Mesh Trials!!

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
November: Upcoming Pelvic Mesh Trials!!

Thank you Pamela Wise for your ability to figure out the graphics here and create this incredible calendar!! Click on Calendar for full view! Three trials, San Antonio Texas, Miami Florida and Charleston WV.   Can anyone attend? It is worth the price of admission (free), especially to be there for the opening arguments, the closing
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Salazar $73 Million Transvaginal Mesh Award Slashed in Half Due to Tort Reform

Oct 19th, 2014 | By
Salazar $73 Million Transvaginal Mesh Award Slashed in Half Due to Tort Reform

At the time, it was the highest award ever given a woman injured by pelvic mesh. Now that it has been reduced in half, to $34.6 million, it remains the highest award ever in transvaginal mesh litigation. The Dallas trial of Martha Salazar resulted in an unprecedented $73.4 million jury award to Mrs. Salazar. The
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J&J Wants New Trial After $3.27 Huskey Verdict

Oct 19th, 2014 | By
J&J Wants New Trial After $3.27 Huskey Verdict

On October 14, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) filed a Motion in federal court asking that the Jo Huskey verdict be overturned and that  the company receive a new trial. See Huskey Doc #438 J&J asks for a new trial October 2014,  2:12-cv-05201. In September, Mrs. Huskey won a $3.27 million judgment against the medical device maker,
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C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

Oct 8th, 2014 | By
C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

October 8, 2014 – Readers of Mesh News Desk have been wondering why there has been no news on the C.R. Bard front while other mesh manufacturers are quietly settling pelvic mesh-injury cases. Bloomberg reports an agreement has been reached between lawyers and C.R. Bard to resolve more than 500 product liability lawsuits with a
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$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

Sep 30th, 2014 | By
$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

Breaking  News* This afternoon Endo International announced a master settlement has been reached that will resolve the lawsuits facing the vaginal mesh maker and its subsidiary AMS (American Medical Systems). The press release says the settlement in no way admits any liability or fault. In its most recent SEC report from July, AMS tells shareholders
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100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders

Mesh News Desk has done the math and the numbers of pelvic mesh lawsuits just keeps rising. Including the numbers from the mesh makers latest Securities and Exchange Filings with the federal government, the number of defective mesh cases now hovers at the 100-thousand lawsuit mark. Even with 67,322 cases filed in federal court in
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Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Sep 19th, 2014 | By
Court Watchers Wanted for Next Boston Scientific Trial

Are you able to travel to Dallas October 6 to observe the Figueroa trial against Boston Scientific in Dallas?  Judge Molberg will preside, the same judge who recently oversaw the $73.5 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Martha Salazar.  Mesh News Desk is looking for Court Watchers to continue to inform others about what is
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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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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.