Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is the primary defendant in almost 90 pelvic mesh personal injury cases filed in Pennsylvania. They filed a motion to move the trials outside of the Philadelphia area or to have a pre-trial cooling off period. Attorneys for Ethicon contend that the amount of pelic mesh media coverage will unfairly influence the jury in this mass tort matter.More>>
The Medical Device Guardians Act, H.R. 2915 will amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to classify physicians as covered medical device users. This bill states that doctors are in the best position to identify and report defective devices. This bill will also provide some civil lawsuit protection to doctors who filed FDA reports.More>>
$120 million settlement for McFarland vs. Ethicon litigation is one of several huge awards in 2019. Dozens of cases are now being sent back to Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, California and other states to expedite resolution. Plaintiff's attorneys feel that juries are questioning Ethicon's integrity.More>>
In 2007 Medtronics' Sprint Fidelis heart device was recalled after it was determined that the device gave patients random electrical jolts and failed to fire in real cardiac events. In May 2008, the FDA granted Medtronics a remedial action exemption from reporting adverse events in MAUDE, the FDA's public database. The numbers: 286,000 patients are implanted with the device and 50,000 reports of harm or malfunction in 37,00 cases. Medtronics reported 13 deaths. Read the full article.More>>
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