Posts Tagged ‘ TVT ’

L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
L.B. v Ethicon: Defense Wraps Up its Pelvic Mesh Case

“Cathy” continues her observations from a Dallas courtroom where 64-year-old L.B. is facing multi-billion dollar healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its women’s health and urology division, Ethicon. Cathy is a mesh-injured woman who cannot be identified because she is involved in litigation. Mesh News Desk is very grateful to its citizen court watchers!   Thank
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Batiste v. Ethicon trial: An unexpected emotional rollercoaster in Texas

Mar 25th, 2014 | By
Batiste v. Ethicon trial: An unexpected emotional rollercoaster in Texas

by Aaron Leigh Horton  Aaron Leigh Horton arrived in the Dallas courtroom this morning, Monda,y March 24, to continue witnessing the trial of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon, now in its second week. Aaron, The Mesh Warrior, reports she had to leave the courtroom during some of the morning testimony because of the emotional toll it
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Linda Batiste v. Ethicon Day One of Testimony

Mar 18th, 2014 | By
Linda Batiste v. Ethicon  Day One of Testimony

Mesh News Desk correspondent Aaron Horton is sitting in this Dallas courtroom where the first state case since Linda Gross is being heard against Ethicon over its TVT-O transvaginal mesh.  Horton will take a breather and occasionally add her comments and observations. MND really appreciates her efforts!  The 14-member jury was selected (including alternates) and
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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 Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

Dec 8th, 2013 | By
J&J Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

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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When Family Members Suffer – Watching a Loved One Hurt by Transvaginal Mesh

Jul 25th, 2013 | By
When Family Members Suffer  – Watching a Loved One Hurt by Transvaginal Mesh

Your Call to be a Mesh Warrior July 21, 2013,   by Aaron Leigh Horton,   themeshwarrior@gmail.com For many of us, family members of those implanted with transvaginal mesh, life is now largely about watching someone we love writhe in unendurable pain for days on end, staying up nights kissing foreheads, caressing locks of hair, whispering prayers
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UK Meshies United Group Asks for Govt. Review for Failure of Duty

Apr 30th, 2013 | By
UK Meshies United Group Asks for Govt. Review for Failure of Duty

April 30, 2013 ~ One year ago, Teresa Hughes made history by turning in a petition on behalf of a number of women suffering mesh complications in the United Kingdom (UK) to 10 Downing Street, the home of the Prime Minister. Hughes founded The Meshies United Group in the UK.  See back story here.  She
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Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Teresa Hughes, 61, a resident of Liverpool, England, and mother of two, has made so much noise about defective vaginal mesh that last year she was profiled in the UK paper, The Daily Mail. It started: “Thousands of women have been left severely damaged as a result of an implantable ‘sling’ operation to treat problems
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Using Vaginal Mesh as a Preventative? Study Says it’s Okay

Jun 21st, 2012 | By
Using Vaginal Mesh as a Preventative? Study Says it’s Okay

June 20, 2012 ~ With all of the bad news about vaginal mesh (see Patient Profiles) and the thousands of lawsuits that have been filed by women who claim life-altering complications,  a story like this is a glaring departure and deserves a closer look. Bloomberg reports on a newly published study that says the Johnson
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New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

Apr 30th, 2012 | By
New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from surgical mesh and defective metal hip devices.
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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.