Posts Tagged ‘ Mesh News Desk ’

Trial News: J&J TVT-O Mesh Found Defective

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
Trial News:   J&J TVT-O Mesh Found Defective

BREAKING NEWS !! The trial of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon concluded April 3, 2014, just before 6pm central time with the jury returning a verdict that the TVT-O mesh implanted in Batiste was defectively designed. That was the central count to this product liability trial.  The jury awarded her $1.2 million. This marks the second
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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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Harvard Researchers Take FDA’s Device Approvals to Task

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
Harvard Researchers Take FDA’s Device Approvals to Task

Using documents that recently came to light, Harvard researchers have traced a troubling approval process within the Food and Drug Administration that allows medical devices to be sold with little oversight. Essentially the supplemental application resembles the agency’s 510(k) process that allows medical devices to be marketed without clinical trials. The paper is reported in
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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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Groups Calls for DOJ to Investigate J&J for Document Destruction, Launches Website

Mar 26th, 2014 | By
Groups Calls for DOJ to Investigate J&J for Document Destruction, Launches Website

Today, March 26th, a consumer group, Corporate Action Network (CAN) called on the Department of Justice (DOJ)  to investigate Johnson & Johnson for document destruction. A copy of the letter the group sent to Attorney General Eric Holder is here. CAN also announced the launch of the website  www.JohnsonAndJohnsonHurtsWomen.org in Response to Pattern of Defective
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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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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.