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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 help ...

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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 for Physiomesh ...

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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 outrageous,” says ...

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Johnson & Johnson Asks Doctors to Return Its Ethicon Power Morcellator Devices

Johnson and Johnson requests voluntary recall of Ethicon power morcellatorsThe FDA previously advised doctors to stop all use of power morcellators while the devices’ propensity to spread cancer was reviewed. Now J&J is pursuing a global, voluntary return of its power morcellator devices. An article in Reuters reports that this move comes as a result of concerns that the surgical device potentially spreads cancerous uterine growths in women.

Uterine growths, called fibroids, are divided into ...

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