Posts Tagged 'pelvic mesh'

60 Minutes Airs Damning Evidence Against Boston Scientific in Piece on Mesh Claims

60 Minutes airs damaging report on Boston ScienticWith over 100,000 pelvic and other gynecological mesh cases pending in courts around the country, one question that has been on everyone’s mind is much closer to an answer thanks to some investigative reporting that aired earlier this month on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

The question is a simple, yet far-reaching one: what could possibly have gone so wrong with these devices as to cause this level of ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s 2016 Was Worse Than Yours

johnson & johnson had a very bad 2016From around September of last year right up until the ball dropped New Year’s Eve, you couldn’t go a day without hearing someone lament just how terrible the year wound up being. From celebrity deaths and other shocking world events to an increasingly hostile political environment, 2016 was the year that everyone simply wanted to forget.

The corporate world had its share of upheaval as well, but one ...

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Women Want State’s Help in Pelvic Mesh Fight

A coalition of women who had received pelvic mesh implants that led to complications have asked the Texas Attorney General to pursue legal action against Johnson & Johnson, a large implant manufacturer. The women allege that Johnson & Johnson violated state law by practicing deceptive business practices including by not sufficiently warning women about the risks associated with transvaginal mesh implant or removal surgery.

Pelvic mesh implants are typically used to treat a condition known as ...

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