Recent Posts in Transvaginal Mesh Category

J&J Transvaginal Mesh Case Update: Jury Awards $7.76 Million in Punitive Damages!

On February 27, 2013, a New Jersey jury awarded Linda Gross $7.76 million in punitive damages against defendants Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon; that is in addition to the $3.35 million in compensatory ...
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J&J Transvaginal Mesh Case Update: VERDICT IS IN!

It has been reported that the jury found against defendant Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, and granted a verdict of 3.35 million in actual damages in the Prolift transvaginal mesh case. Actual ...
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Transvaginal Mesh Trial Update: The Treating Physician as a Consultant - Conflicts of Interests

When we develop an ailment or symptom that warrants medical attention, we typically seek the help of a health care provider. In doing so, we may look for assistance in finding a doctor to diagnose and ...
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Transvaginal Mesh Trial: More Testimony from Johnson & Johnson's Case in Chief

A number of Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, employees testified this week in the on-going transvaginal mesh trial, as well as, its expert urologist. Here are some highlights from their ...
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Transvaginal Mesh Trial Plaintiff Rested: Now It's Johnson & Johnson's Turn

On Tuesday, the plaintiff rested her case. But before turning the reigns over to Johnson & Johnson’s defense attorneys, plaintiffs’ counsel presented powerful testimony from two Ethicon, a Johnson & ...
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J&J Transvaginal Mesh Case Update: Company Witnesses

Over the last few days, several Ethicon (a division on J&J) company witnesses have been on the stand. First, Scott Ciarrocca, the product manager for Prolift transvaginal mesh, testified that no ...
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J&J Transvaginal Mesh Case Update: Opening Statements

Yesterday lawyers concluded their opening statements in the first case against Johnson & Johnson (J & J) set in New Jersey. The plaintiff who had a J&J Prolift mesh implanted to correct pelvic organ ...
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More Transvaginal Mesh Taken Off of the Market

After the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered C.R. Bard to conduct clinical trials on the Avaulta transvaginal surgical mesh, C.R. Bard was to prepare a study proposal for FDA approval. ...
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Johnson & Johnson Ignored FDA Order to Stop Selling Mesh: When Will They Learn?

According to Bloomberg News , Johnson & Johnson continued to sell one of its vaginal mesh implants for nine months after the FDA told it to stop marketing the device. In a letter on August 24, 2007, ...
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Consumer and Manufacturer Costs for Surgical Mesh and Metal-on-Metal Hip FDA Clearance

When a physician tells you that a medical device can improve your life, most people assume that the device has been tested for safety and effectiveness. However, this is rarely the case. In fact, most ...
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Sex and Joy: The Legally Protected Benefits of Marriage

To get the full value of joy You must have someone to divide it with. Mark Twain Marriage is part of the bedrock of our society (although it suffers the occasional tremor). Its bonds tie together not ...
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What about the Transvaginal Surgical Mesh?

There are many types of material used to make transvaginal surgical mesh . However, there is one type of transvaginal surgical mesh which has resulted in more than 600 cases against manufacturers of ...
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The Makers of Mesh Implants Face More Lawsuits

Bloomberg News reports that the manufacturers of transvaginal surgical mesh implants face more than 600 lawsuits. The lawsuits allege that the transvaginal surgical mesh manufacturers, like Johnson & ...
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Meshing FDA and Manufacturers Together at Transvaginal Mesh Advisory Committee Hearings

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Obstetrics & Gynecology Devices Advisory Committee concluded a two-day meeting to review the safety and effectiveness of surgical mesh for ...
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Poll Indicates F.D.A. Panel Would Recommend Reclassifying Transvaginal Surgical Mesh to Class III Device

On Thursday an informal poll of an F.D.A. advisory panel revealed that the majority of members would favor reclassifying transvaginal surgical mesh products from class II medical devices to class III ...
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Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers Tell Advisory Committee They Agree to the Need for More Studies

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began Advisory Committee hearings yesterday to address concerns regarding vaginal placement of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary ...
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Transvaginal Mesh is High Risk - FDA Provides Recommendations

Today the FDA advised that transvaginal mesh fails to provide any benefit to women and changed the mesh’s classification to HIGH RISK . In its previous safety alert, the FDA provided guidelines for ...
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510(K) Changes May Not Change the Problems with Surgical Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh is used to treat stress urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse, a condition where organs may drop down into, or even out of, the vagina. This transvaginal mesh surgery ...
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