Posts Tagged ‘ Prolift ’

Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

Dec 17th, 2014 | By

  Mesh News Desk readers frequently share what they’ve been told during the consultation process with a doctor who is encouraging them to have a mesh implant as a treatment for incontinence or prolapse.  Unfortunately the stories have not changed much since this story first ran in April. If you have been diagnosed with incontinence
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FAVORABLE JURY VERDICTS CONTINUE IN TRANSVAGINAL MESH (TVM) LITIGATION—IS AMS WATCHING?

Dec 11th, 2014 | By

By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP                 In recent months, Endo Pharmaceuticals made several announcements concerning global settlements in the transvaginal mesh litigation against American Medical Systems (AMS) pending before Judge Goodwin in federal district court in West Virginia (MDL 2325).  Based on the numbers of women participating, the AMS
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Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
Statue, WikiCommons

More news is coming into Mesh News Desk from around the world concerning mesh litigation. Johnson & Johnson is being sued in Israel over complications linked to its Prolift Vaginal Mesh kit used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  You may recall that the Prolift was sold by Ethicon (Johnson & Jonson) before it ever received FDA approval.  See background story
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J&J Mishandled Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Files – Let the Jurors Decide

Feb 6th, 2014 | By
Prolift, sold on eBay

     An update now on the missing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) files that were requested by lawyers for the injured in upcoming transvaginal mesh litigation, only to find they went missing or were intentionally destroyed. A judge has West Virginia judge has ruled the healthcare giant did improperly destroy or lose thousands of files, emails,
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Slater’s Trial Schedule for Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

Adam Slater is the attorney who took the Linda Gross case to trial last February where he secured the largest jury award yet granted to a mesh-injured woman $11.1 million. Of that award $7.76 million was punitive, intended to punish Johnson & Johnson for its action. Background story here. While that case remains on appeal
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MND Interviews Dr. Veronikis: On Transvaginal Mesh, Injuries and Explants

Dec 19th, 2013 | By
Dr. D. Veronikis

The name of Dr. Dionysios Veronikis St. Louis is one that is increasingly heard among mesh-injured women.  Dr. Veronikis tells Mesh News Desk (MND) he now spends half of his time doing mesh removal surgeries, also known as explants, and although he still uses synthetic mesh on rare occasions, his surgical skills allow him to
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J&J Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

Dec 8th, 2013 | By
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Ethicon Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, 12-MD-02327, In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation Joseph R. Goodwin, presiding Date filed: 02/07/2012 Date of last filing: 12/03/2013 PART ONE     (Continues in Part 2) According to a 30-page document filed in federal court in West Virginia December 2, officials at Johnson & Johnson
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What was Lost in J&J Purge of Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Documents?

Dec 8th, 2013 | By

PART  TWO    (Continued from Part I here) Lawyers for thousands of women who have filed product liability lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and its  Ethicon division say the company purged documents for a decade, documents that are crucial to proving their defective transvaginal mesh cases in federal court. Calling it a “systemic failure at all
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Suffering in New Zealand: Jacqui Scott Wants Mesh Removed in States

Nov 20th, 2013 | By
Jacqui Scott in New Zealand Women's Weekly

Jacqui Scott is making headlines in New Zealand. The Napier resident has been the subject of a column by Kerre McIvor of the New Zealand Herald, as well as a feature article in New Zealand Women’s Weekly. The November 3 Herald article, entitled “Rape victim may yet get justice,” reports that Scott’s ordeal began in
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Scotland’s Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

Nov 13th, 2013 | By
Scotish new headline on mesh

The Daily Record- the newspaper of Scotland – reports that due to front page headline reports by its sister publication, The Sunday Mail, the country’s Health Secretary, Alex Neil, is calling for tougher regulations concerning transvaginal mesh and more informed consent. The Sunday Mail, and reporter Marion Scott, have done a series of hard-hitting exposes
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