Posts Tagged 'transvaginal mesh'

Mesh jury awards $11.1m, says company failed to warn of risks

Members of a New Jersey jury that awarded a total of $11.1 million to a woman who received a vaginal mesh implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary did not find a design defect, according to a lawyer for the plaintiff. But they did rule that the company failed to warn the plaintiff’s doctor of the hazards, and that patient brochures fraudulently misrepresented the procedure.

A story on the decision in ...

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Legal troubles for makers of vaginal mesh

In a blog entry for the Philadelphia Inquirer, writer David Sell points out that two makers of problematic medical devices called vaginal mesh implants recently suffered significant setbacks on the same day.

A jury in Atlantic City awarded $7.8 million in punitive damages to a former nurse who claimed that chronic pain forced her to stop working and obliged her to undergo 18 operations. In her lawsuit, she claimed her health problems started after she was implanted with a mesh device ...

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Jury awards additional $7.76M in mesh case

A New Jersey jury has awarded a plaintiff injured by a Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh implant $7.76 million in punitive damages, in addition to the $3.35 million she was awarded days earlier, Reuters reports.

Lawyers for the plaintiff alleged that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, manufacturer of the Gyncare Prolift vaginal mesh, were liable for defective design, manufacture, warnings and instructions, among other things.

It was the first trial for 1,800 lawsuits involving the Ethicon implant alone. Thousands of ...

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J&J must pay $181M as part of Medicare fraud case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $181 million to a Houston law firm that worked on behalf of the state of Arkansas in a Medicare fraud case against the company.

A Reuters story says that payment is part of a $1.2 billion settlement the company agreed to pay Arkansas in 2012, based on the state’s claims that Johnson & Johnson downplayed the risks of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

Arkansas alleged that ...

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$3.35M mesh award gets international attention

A New Jersey jury’s decision to award $3.35 million to a woman who was injured by one of Johnson & Johnson’s vaginal mesh implants is getting international attention, according to a story on CTV News out of Canada.

The jury’s decision came at the end of the first trial in thousands of lawsuits involving the device, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division.

The vaginal mesh implant is supposed to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which weakened ...

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Government investigating J&J over medical devices

Johnson & Johnson has disclosed that the government is investigating possible false claims connected to two of the company’s medical devices, Bloomberg reports.

The ASR artificial hip implant, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, has been the basis of about 10,000 lawsuits based on their tendency to break down early and leave toxic metal debris in patients’ bodies.

And at least ...

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