Posts Tagged ‘ pelvic mesh ’

Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
Cardenas Trial v. Boston Scientific Omitted Material Safety Data

According to this article in Lawyers and Settlements, lawyers for Maria Cardenas (Cardenas v. Boston Scientific) were not allowed to introduce to the jury the Material Safety Data Sheet.  The MSDS, you’ll recall from other trials, is a breakdown of the raw material that comes from oil companies,  Phillips or Sunoco, that goes into the
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This Has To Stop!

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
This Has To Stop!

 A mesh injured woman who does not want to be identified writes:        “These products need to stop! Life as it once was before my mesh implant is gone.          “It has been replaces with relentless pain 24/7, total loss of my bladder and bowels, infections. For years I went from doctor
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Plaintiffs’ Attorney Talks to Jurors One Last Time in Federal Pelvic Mesh Case

Sep 5th, 2014 | By
Plaintiffs’ Attorney Talks to Jurors One Last Time in Federal Pelvic Mesh Case

Fidelma Fitzpatrick was the lead attorney representing Motley Rice on behalf of Mrs. Huskey.  Her closing arguments to the jury are here, as quickly as I could type.  I didn’t feel it was possible to try and edit them down.  This sums up the two week trial of Huskey v. Ethicon, a pelvic mesh case
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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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Pelvic Mesh Trial Judge Gives Jury Instructions in Huskey v. Ethicon

Sep 4th, 2014 | By
Pelvic Mesh Trial Judge Gives Jury Instructions in Huskey v. Ethicon

Judge Goodwin instructed the jury just before 5pm on this Day 8 of the Huskey v. Ethicon. The Judge who has presided over this product liability trial for two weeks provided general instructions, a statement of the rules of law and the guidelines for their deliberations and verdict. There are now eight jurors, 6 women
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Defense Wraps in Huskey V. Ethicon, Cross on Million$ of Company Friends

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Defense Wraps in Huskey V. Ethicon, Cross on Million$ of Company Friends

Dr. Christina Pramudji, MD was the witness called by Ethicon as the defense wraps up its case in the second week of this product liability case, Huskey v Ethicon. The Houston- based urogynecologist was chosen by Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) to do a physical exam on plaintiff Jo Husky to determine her mesh-related injuries. This
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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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Dallas Trial, Salazar v Boston Scientific Covered by Dallas Observer

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Dallas Trial, Salazar v Boston Scientific Covered by Dallas Observer

The Dallas Observer and reporter Amy Silverstein offer this coverage of the Martha Salazar v. Boston Scientific trial underway in Dallas. She wrote  a May feature story, about the Batiste trial. She was awarded $1.2 million by a jury in her defective mesh case against Johnson & Johnson.  Jurors also found her TVT-O was defectively
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Judge Goodwin Expresses Confusion? ‘Gold Standard’ or Defective Pelvic Mesh?

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

  *Editor’s Note~ MND editor has been the only reporter covering these trials so the comments by Judge Goodwin as the days testimony ended, were particularly noteworthy. Judge Goodwin has shown a lighthearted spirit joking with the jurors and even the attorneys. Once calling a sidebar after an absence of one he said “I’ve missed
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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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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.