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Texas Transvaginal Mesh Trial Alleges Defective Ethicon TVT-O

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
Texas Transvaginal Mesh Trial Alleges Defective Ethicon TVT-O

Linda Batiste v John Robert McNabb M.D. and Ethicon Inc., and Johnson & Johnson. Jury selection was completed Monday, March 17,  in a Dallas courtroom in the case of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson (13-cv-04800). This will be the second case that goes to trial in a state court. The case of Linda
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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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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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Jones Transvaginal Mesh Trial Rescheduled Again

Nov 26th, 2013 | By
Jones Transvaginal Mesh Trial Rescheduled Again

Another Rescheduling in the last bellwether trial against C.R. Bard It appears that the Carolyn Jones product liability trial naming C.R. Bard has been cancelled for a third time. Originally scheduled to start December 3, Tuesday, Court Order #380 states there will be a Pretrial Conference Thursday, January 9 at 1 pm and a trial
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Rizzo – No Attorneys’ Fees But Pay $14k to Bard over Dismissed Case

Nov 11th, 2013 | By

The Good News  Linda Rizzo and her husband Ronald do not have to pay attorney’s fees to C.R. Bard after they dropped their transvaginal mesh lawsuit against the company. Judge Joseph R. Goodwin denied the move to recoup attorneys’ fees after the Rizzos dropped their case September 20th over her failed Avaulta pelvic mesh (Rizzo
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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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Bard Faces Plaintiff After Mistrial in First Federal Case Against Transvaginal Mesh

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
Bard Faces Plaintiff After Mistrial in First Federal Case Against Transvaginal Mesh

The case of Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard began for a second time in a federal court in Charleston, West Virginia today. Cisson, 55, was implanted with a Bard Avaulta Plus Posterior mesh on May 8, 2009 in Toccoa, Georgia. The initial product liability trial began July 8, but two days later, a statement by
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$8.3 Million Verdict Against J&J’s DePuy Unit Over ASR Metal Hip

Mar 8th, 2013 | By

March 8, 2013 ~ Johnson & Johnson must pay the plaintiff who brought the first DePuy metal hip implant device to trial $8.3 million in damages, a Los Angeles jury decided this afternoon. This is the first of 10,750 product liability lawsuits against J&J’s DePuy unit which makes the ASR XL hip replacement device. The
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Day 27: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Jury Deliberates News Breaks

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By
Day 27: Linda Gross v. Ethicon  Jury Deliberates News Breaks

February 22, 2013 ~ As the jury deliberates for its fourth straight day in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial, news broke from Bloomberg/Businessweek (here) around noon today of a government investigation of metal hips and surgical mesh made by the healthcare products giant. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched, and J&J confirmed,
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Day 24: Linda Gross v. Ethicon J&J Case Goes to Jury in First Vaginal Mesh Trial

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

February 19, 2013 ~  In this first lawsuit to go to trial over whether the Ethicon unit of Johnson & Johnson properly designed the Prolift vaginal mesh implant, nine jurors received instructions this morning from Judge Carol Higbee in the Atlantic City, New Jersey courtroom. Jurors are required to accept the ‘The Charge’ of Judge
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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.