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Ethicon Recalls Surgical Stapler

ethicon recalls echelon flex staplersJohnson & Johnson’s Ethicon medical device division has recalled a line of surgical staplers over concerns that a part within the jawed hinge of the device may cause staples to be formed improperly. The units are from the Echelon Flex Endopath line and come in a variety of lengths. Echelon Flex staplers are single-use devices and are used for stapling internal tissues, generally during minimally invasive procedures.

Malformed staples in these situations can ...

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Philly Jury Awards Over $40 Million in J&J Mesh Verdict

philadelphia jury award over 40 million in Johnson and johnson mesh verdictJohnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Ethicon were hit with a $41 million vaginal mesh verdict last month. Of that amount, some $25 million was awarded in punitive damages against the company.

The plaintiff had undergone surgery to implant the device in 2007. Since implantation, she has suffered numerous debilitating side effects including pain and discomfort, bleeding, infections, and pain during ...

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Another Johnson & Johnson Unit, Another Recall

johnson & Johnson's sterilmed unit focus of class 1 recallWhile Johnson & Johnson might be a household name, the names of its subsidiary units are a bit less well known. Names like Ethicon and DePuy fly under the radar for all but those that have been negatively affected by their products’ defects while Johnson & Johnson remains known as the makers of the “no more tears” baby shampoo.

But another Johnson & Johnson unit now finds itself ...

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Record-breaking Mesh Verdict Handed Down in Philadelphia

philadelphia awards record breaking mesh verdict against ethiconJohnson & Johnson’s Ethicon manufacturing unit suffered a staggering loss in a Philadelphia courtroom recently when a jury awarded Ella Ebaugh $57 million for the pain and injury she suffered as the result of a pelvic mesh implant.

“I had five children and that’s what weakened my pelvic floor muscles,” Ebaugh said in an interview with the local CBS affiliate. To strengthen her pelvic wall and ...

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Ethicon Pulls Another Device Off the Market

problems with physiomesh lead to ethicon pulling device from officesEthicon’s decision to pull its Physiomesh surgical mesh off the market earlier this year is just one more in a string of failures for the medical device unit of Johnson & Johnson. The decision comes from mounting evidence of a higher number of revision surgeries associated with Physiomesh than with other similar surgical mesh devices.

Data compiled from two separate hernia registries showed problems ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Marketing Leads to Kentucky Lawsuit

kentucky files transvaginal mesh lawsuitKentucky has followed California and Washington and filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit. Ethicon is the branch of Johnson & Johnson that handles medical device manufacturing.

The Attorney General is suing on behalf of more than 15,000 Kentucky women who fell victim to Johnson’s “deceitful” marketing of transvaginal mesh devices. “The way this company clearly chose profits over people is ...

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