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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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Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Talks May be Underway

Sep 30th, 2013 | By

Although unsubstantiated at this time, C.R. Bard and the makers of transvaginal mesh are said to be in settlement talks with lawyers representing 50,000 plaintiffs. This according to Bloomberg but not confirmed by any of the companies involved. The last two lawsuits naming C.R. Bard filed in federal court both settled before the facts went
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Day 20 Linda Gross v. Ethicon: Medical Director Mesh Exposure 15%

Feb 9th, 2013 | By
Day 20 Linda Gross v. Ethicon:  Medical Director Mesh Exposure 15%

February 8, 2013 ~ In presenting her case,  Christy Jones, the attorney representing Ethicon,  had to refute on this Day 20 what has been presented so far. That is why she re-called Dr. Piet Hinoul, the former Medical Director of Gynecare Women’s Health and Urology, now with Wound Care at Ethicon. His job as Medical
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Day 11: Linda Gross v Ethicon: Medical Director Signs off on Prolift

Jan 26th, 2013 | By
Day 11: Linda Gross v Ethicon: Medical Director Signs off on Prolift

January 26, 2013 ~ It was Day 11 in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial that brought Dr. Charlotte Owens, Worldwide Medical Affairs Director for Ethicon to the stand via videotaped deposition. Her story was remarkable for the safety and efficacy information that did not make it into the Clinical Expert Report. It was her
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Day 5: Linda Gross v Ethicon: Company Docs Show Doubts Before Prolift Launch

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
Day 5: Linda Gross v Ethicon: Company Docs Show Doubts Before Prolift Launch

January 16, 2013 ~ The worldwide medical director of Ethicon took the stand all day in the trial of Linda Gross v Ethicon in an Atlantic City courtroom. The past president of the Flemish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2007 to 2008, Piet Hinoul had become the Director of Medical Affairs at Ethicon, a
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January Opening Statements in Gynecare NJ Trial

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
January Opening Statements in Gynecare NJ Trial

December 4, 2012 ~January 10, 2013 is the date set for opening statements in the next trial of a mesh implant patient. The plaintiff, Linda Gross, of Watertown, South Dakota, accused Gynecare, a division of Johnson & Johnson, of negligence and defective product design. The Honorable Carol E. Higbee of Superior Court of New Jersey
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Mesh Lawsuits Filed: Ten-Thousand and Growing

Oct 17th, 2012 | By
Mesh Lawsuits Filed: Ten-Thousand and Growing

  October 17, 2012 ~ Court cases filed around the country naming six mesh makers currently number 10,000 and are growing, some at a rate of 100 new cases filed a week. MDND has added up the number of lawsuits pending in federal court consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL) as well as those cases filed
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Reporters Resource on Covering Mesh Issues

Aug 31st, 2012 | By
Reporters Resource on Covering Mesh Issues

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today!   “We were very shocked and
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J & J Execs to be Deposed About Vaginal Mesh – What Did They Know – When Did They Know It

Jul 29th, 2012 | By
J & J Execs to be Deposed About Vaginal Mesh – What Did They Know – When Did They Know It

July 29, 2012 ~ Johnson & Johnson’s new CEO is on the hot seat. Alex Gorsky must show up to provide a videotaped deposition concerning the upcoming Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending before a New Jersey Superior Court. Ethicon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The decision to require Gorsky and two
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Could J & J Implosion Lead to Better Oversight?

Jul 20th, 2012 | By
Could J & J Implosion Lead to Better Oversight?

July 19, 2012 ~ Is more corporate oversight needed by Johnson & Johnson? After years of defective medications, contaminated children’s cold products, three closed manufacturing plants still in FDA hands , defective recalled metal hips, dangerous synthetic vaginal mesh the focus of thousands of lawsuits, kickbacks to docs to speed up sales, and illegally promoting
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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.