Posts Tagged ‘ product liability ’

Boston Scientific Wins First Pelvic Mesh Trial

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

After a two week trial, Boston Scientific won its first product liability trial over transvaginal mesh. The jurors returned the verdict around 5 pm Tuesday, July 29. On March 9, 2010, Diane Albright received the implant made by Boston Scientific – the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit.  According to her complaint, Albright suffered mesh complications
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Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

Jul 25th, 2014 | By
Albright v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Wraps Monday

The two week trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific d/b/a Mansfield Scientific, Inc. and Microvasive, Inc. is expected to go to the jury Monday, July 28, 2014 after closing arguments. The product liability lawsuit was filed in Middlesex Co in Massachusetts, Superior Court Action 12-0909. Boston Scientific is headquartered in Middlesex County, MA. On
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Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jul 24th, 2014 | By
Huskey V. Ethicon- Case Survives Summary Judgment

Jury selection August 22. Pelvic mesh trial to start August 25. The case of Huskey v. Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) has survived a summary judgment motion and will continue to federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Jo Huskey is a 54-year-old woman who was implanted with a TVT-O pelvic mesh device in February, 2011 to
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Three Lawsuits Alleging J&J Mesh Injuries Quietly Settle in Missouri

May 13th, 2014 | By
Three Lawsuits Alleging J&J Mesh Injuries Quietly Settle in Missouri

While details of the settlement have not been made public, Mesh News Desk has learned that three cases naming a specific implanting physician, Christopher H. Robert M.D. All three cases were filed in a Joplin, Missouri state court and all three have been settled by Johnson & Johnson, which had previously vowed to fight each
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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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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.