Posts Tagged ‘ failure to warn ’

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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Rizzo – No Attorneys’ Fees But Pay $14k to Bard over Dismissed Case

Nov 11th, 2013 | By

The Good News  Linda Rizzo and her husband Ronald do not have to pay attorney’s fees to C.R. Bard after they dropped their transvaginal mesh lawsuit against the company. Judge Joseph R. Goodwin denied the move to recoup attorneys’ fees after the Rizzos dropped their case September 20th over her failed Avaulta pelvic mesh (Rizzo
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Breaking News! AMS Alleges “Scheme” to Profit from Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Oct 10th, 2013 | By
Breaking News! AMS Alleges “Scheme” to Profit from Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

A Mesh News Desk Exclusive ~ A hearing in federal court in West Virginia, Thursday, will determine whether American Medical Systems (AMS) can pursue allegations of what it calls a “scheme” to create fraudulent transvaginal mesh removal records for profit and to stack the deck against the mesh maker in ongoing federal litigation. The mesh
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Day 24: Linda Gross v. Ethicon J&J Case Goes to Jury in First Vaginal Mesh Trial

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

February 19, 2013 ~  In this first lawsuit to go to trial over whether the Ethicon unit of Johnson & Johnson properly designed the Prolift vaginal mesh implant, nine jurors received instructions this morning from Judge Carol Higbee in the Atlantic City, New Jersey courtroom. Jurors are required to accept the ‘The Charge’ of Judge
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Boston Scientific Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh Sales

Nov 8th, 2012 | By
Boston Scientific Under Investigation for Transvaginal Mesh Sales

November 8, 2012 ~  A required report by Boston Scientific reveals a number of states plan to initiate an investigation about how Boston Scientific sells mesh. The information is contained in the company’s quarterly regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, (here), issued November 6. In the report, the Natick, Mass.-based medical device company admits
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Mississippi Court Upholds Ethicon Win in Mesh Warning Lawsuit

Aug 9th, 2012 | By
Mississippi Court Upholds Ethicon Win in Mesh Warning Lawsuit

August 8, 2012 ~ An appeals court ruling in Mississippi has upheld a lower court dismissal of a $10 million vaginal mesh case against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division. The United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit filed the decision August 2, 2012 in the case against Ethicon by Deborah and Michael Smith. Deborah Smith
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CTV – Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

Apr 18th, 2012 | By
CTV – Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

April 17, 2012 ~ CTV National News on Tuesday, April 17, ran a taped story of two women who are involved in a multimillion dollar class action lawsuit in Canada over vaginal mesh. The women are now disabled and unable to work as a result of being implanted with synthetic surgical mesh as a treatment
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American Medical Systems Files its Position Statement Laying Out its Strategy in Court in Defective Mesh Lawsuits

Apr 9th, 2012 | By
American Medical Systems Files its Position Statement Laying Out its Strategy in Court in Defective Mesh Lawsuits

April 9, 2012 ~ On Friday, April 6, American Medical Systems Inc. (AMS) of Minnetonka, Minnesota filed its Position Statement with federal court in the Southern District of West Virginia laying out its strategy in its defense of its synthetic surgical mesh used to treat female conditions of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary
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Latest Legal News – A Surge in Avaulta Claims May Consolidate

Oct 13th, 2011 | By
Latest Legal News – A Surge in Avaulta Claims May Consolidate

OCTOBER 13, 2011 – Hundreds of lawsuits against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, have been filed and the latest motion attempts to bring them into one mass case. Share this:



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.