Posts Tagged ‘ Mesh medical Device News Desk ’

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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Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
Kugel Mesh Lawsuits Still Being Filed After Recall and Settlement

According to an article in Lawyers and Settlements lawsuits are still being filed against the maker of the Kugel Hernia Mesh. Mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard offered a $184 million settlement more than three years ago to some 3,000 Kugel mesh implanted patients.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration began the Kugel recall in 2005 and
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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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Jury Decides for Huskey $3.27 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial!

Sep 5th, 2014 | By
Jury Decides for Huskey $3.27 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial!

After a two week trial, Huskey v. Ethicon, the eight member jury returned a verdict just before noon, Friday September 5, of $3.27 million. Emotion erupted in the courtroom as the clerk read the breakdown! Huskey had proven by the preponderance of the evidence, defective design, a failure to warn, strict liability and negligence in
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Closing Argument Ed Wallace in Huskey v. Ethicon

Sep 4th, 2014 | By
Closing Argument Ed Wallace in Huskey v. Ethicon

Your reporter, Jane Akre, was in the courtroom and listened to the closing arguments. They are usually a good summary of what transpired during the trial.  Instead of trying to select bits and pieces, here is what was said as reasonably close to it as this reporter was able. The Plaintiff got to go  first
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Day Seven Huskey v Ethicon – Defense Experts Hail TVT

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

This Day 7 of the Huskey v. Ethicon trial was a defense case with glowing reviews of the synthetic mid urethral sling. Mrs. Huskey was implanted with a TVT-O made by Ethicon (J&J) in February 2011. The defense is wrapping up its version of events after the  plaintiffs case which began last week.  The plaintiff
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Transvaginal Mesh – Does it Degrade? Defense Day One Hinges on Science

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
Transvaginal Mesh – Does it Degrade? Defense Day One Hinges on Science

This coverage is provided in conjunction with We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition of synthetic vaginal mesh implant survivors united to demand justice for those who have suffered and to demand that existing products be pulled from the market until their safety can be demonstrated. This is the first day for the defense in Huskey v.
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September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
September Brings Mesh Trials – Finally

Welcome to Mesh News Desk/ Mesh Medical Device News Desk! When it rains it pours.  This week there were THREE pelvic mesh trials all at the same time! Forget the fact that we have waited for many months to have any litigation…. then they come all at once.  Thanks goes out to Courtroom View Network,
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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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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.