Posts Tagged ‘ Multidistrict Litigation ’

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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Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By
Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

A company that produces transvaginal mesh for a major manufacturer is setting aside $180 million for transvaginal mesh cases. As of this writing,  pelvic mesh maker C.R. Bard is facing 9,234 product liability cases filed in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh filed in the federal West Virginia court also
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Federal Court Calendar for Transvaginal Mesh Cases in WV

Mar 17th, 2014 | By
Federal Court Calendar for Transvaginal Mesh Cases in WV

Many readers of Mesh News Desk are asking what has become of the bellwether trials that were supposed to take place in a timely manner. That has clearly not happened.  With the first C.R. Bard trial of Donna Cisson taking place in July 2013, the pace has been slow and ponderous leaving many mesh-injured plaintiffs
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Lewis v Ethicon is Over! Judge Grants Ethicon’s Motion to End Trial

Feb 18th, 2014 | By
Lewis v Ethicon is Over! Judge Grants Ethicon’s Motion to End Trial

The plaintiff’s side in the first Ethicon trial to be heard in this federal court, had six days before it rested its case. One day later, Judge Joseph Goodwin ended the bellwether trial when he granted Ethicon’s (Johnson & Johnson) Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. See attached Carolyn Lewis Doc #291. Doc #290 
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J&J Faces first Defective Transvaginal Mesh Trial in Federal Court Monday

Feb 9th, 2014 | By
J&J Faces first Defective Transvaginal Mesh Trial in Federal Court Monday

The first federal trial accusing healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J)  of making defective transvaginal mesh will begin with jury selection Monday morning, February 10, in a Charleston, West Virginia courtroom. This is the first of 15,000 cases naming Ethicon, a division of J&J, consolidated before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Because there are 50,000 cases
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C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Continued – The Final Case in this Bellwether

Jan 9th, 2014 | By
C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Continued – The Final Case in this Bellwether

This will be the third time the case of Carolyn Jones v. C.R. Bard has had a trial date moved in the federal litigation taking place in a courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia. Each of six manufacturers will face four bellwether trials agreed to by both the defense and plaintiffs.  In this case, Carolyn Jones,
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Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Oct 14th, 2013 | By
Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

The federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, that has more than 33,000 defective product claims consolidated in something called Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), now has a new section on the website for each MDL bellwether trial. Each of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers will face off with plaintiffs in four jury trials intended to test legal theories
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AMS Granted Limited Discovery into Alleged “Scheme” in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Oct 13th, 2013 | By
AMS Granted Limited Discovery into Alleged “Scheme” in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

On Friday, October 11, AMS, American Medical Systems, was given a limited green light to look into what it alleges could be a fraudulent “scheme” to  stack the deck in the plaintiff’s favor in the ongoing transvaginal mesh litigation. At the same time, those alleged in the questionable activities were granted protection from an overbroad
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Hello October

Oct 4th, 2013 | By
Hello October

Thank you so much for visiting Mesh Medical Device News Desk, shortened to Mesh News Desk (MDN). This effort was created in August 2011 in response to the growing number of women who were experiencing complications with their transvaginal mesh. Since then many people have come forward with similar stories of complications concerning hernia mesh.
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Tolling Agreements – Legal Deadlines Nearing for Mesh-Injured

Sep 15th, 2013 | By

by Aaron Leigh Horton Blog:   @themeshwarrior.wordpress.com Twitter:  @themeshwarrior Email:  themeshwarrior@gmail.com September 12, 2013 – According to USDefinitions.legal.com, a tolling agreement is an agreement to waive a right to claim that litigation should be dismissed due to the expiration of a statute of limitations. Its purpose is typically to allow a party additional time to assess
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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.