Posts Tagged 'mesh'

UPDATE: New Jersey Bard Mesh Trial Ends in $68 Million Awarded in Damages

New Jersey bard mesh lawsuit ends in 68 million dollar verdictBard’s first pelvic mesh implant trial in New Jersey ended with a combined $33 million awarded in compensatory damages to the plaintiff and her husband when it concluded that two of the company’s mesh devices were defectively designed. That award more than doubled shortly after when the jury tacked on an additional $35 million in punitive damages in the case.

Plaintiff Mary McGinnis had ...

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Canadian Mesh Campaign Leader Dies at 42

“This is insane. To almost be on your death bed (sic) at only 42 because of mesh. It’s not right.”

These are the words that Ontario, Canada resident Christina Brajcic typed from her hospital bed in a Facebook post on October 29th, 2017. The wife and mother of two was gone just one month later. And many believe that sepsis incurred as a complication from her Johnson & Johnson mesh device was the ultimate cause.

Mrs. Brajcic’s battle began when she had ...

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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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