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Hernia Mesh Bellwether Scheduled for December 2019

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The first bellwether trial in the Ethicon Physiomesh Multi-District Litigation (MDL) is scheduled to go before a jury on December 2, 2019. The scheduling of the hernia mesh bellwether trial indicates a significant development in the litigation as a whole. Bellwether trials often serve as indicators of how juries are likely to react to evidence…

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Hernia Mesh Not Compatible with Humans

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Something we see coming up again and again in hernia mesh lawsuits is the idea that the pharmaceutical companies making these products knew that they were not compatible with human tissue, choosing instead to put their profits ahead of patient safety. Multiple studies and experts has spoken about the risks associated with popular synthetic hernia…

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Update: Fact Sheets Adopted

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The hernia mesh litigation pending in the Northern District of Georgia took a big step forward last week with the adoption of Plaintiff and Defendant fact sheets. These are important forms that will be used to report facts about the nearly 900 lawsuits filed involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh flexible composite mesh implants. Fact Sheets Explained…

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Hernia Mesh Side Effects: Signs of Hernia Mesh Complications

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Complications from infected hernia mesh are painful and a source of serious injury. Typically, complications, once diagnosed by a physician, are treated with antibiotics and surgery to remove the device that caused the infection. The process of removing hernia mesh, also known as hernia mesh revision surgery, is intensive and takes a major toll on…

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$15M Pelvic Mesh Verdict Against Ethicon, Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Slated for January

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The jury in a pelvic mesh lawsuit, which had been underway in New Jersey, issued a $15 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon last Thursday. The woman who brought the suit claimed that the implant she received was the source of continuing and severe pain for her. The jury’s verdict shows that they…

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