SAN DIEGO – In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson allegedly marketed pelvic mesh devices in a fraudulent manner harming women, an expert witness for J&J on Tuesday said the benefits to women of the devices far outweighed the risks of major complications that he said were a low percentage of cases.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson officials allegedly caused women pelvic injuries knowing its prolapse mesh devices were harmful, officials of the company in a taped deposition testimony on Monday said there were risks with the devices but the benefits outweighed them.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson harmed women by allegedly knowingly selling injury-causing pelvic mesh devices, its lawyers on Thursday attempted to use the past statements of an expert witness for the California Attorney General’s Office to portray her as hostile to the medical device industry.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson allegedly sold pelvic mesh devices knowing they were dangerous, a witness for the California Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday testified the industry alters study findings to influence doctors to purchase and use the mesh.
SAN DIEGO – A former Ethicon sales rep said on Tuesday in a deposition tape played for the court in a trial to determine if the company sold pelvic mesh devices allegedly knowing they could case injury that warnings of possible serious long-term inflammation from the devices were not routinely discussed.
SAN DIEGO – Attorneys for the state of California and those defending Johnson & Johnson accused each other on Monday of misusing studies in a trial to determine if the company sold pelvic mesh devices allegedly knowing they were harming women.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson profited from selling vaginal mesh devices it allegedly knew caused women injuries, a top medical officer for Ethicon tasked with insuring the safety of the devices on Thursday said the normal scarring that results from an implant is what makes it work.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson sold pelvic mesh implants allegedly knowing they could harm women, state attorneys on Wednesday attempted to get a top company official to admit that risk warnings on the products had been lacking.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson sold pelvic mesh implant devices allegedly knowing they would cause harm to women, an accountant assigned by state attorneys to look at Ethicon’s business model said the company made a priority of treating health care providers to meals.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson harmed women by selling pelvic mesh devices it allegedly knew were dangerous, a former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner told a court on Monday the FDA approval process was based on whether a product raised new safety issues.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson injured women by selling pelvic mesh devices the company allegedly knew were dangerous for profit, a pathologist on Thursday said the mesh can distort once it’s implanted and such devices can also migrate in the body.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson officials sold vaginal mesh implant kits to doctors to make profits knowing the devices were harming women, a complaint reviewer on Wednesday said some sling patients had felt misled about the risks.
SAN DIEGO – A gynecological surgeon on Tuesday in a trial over a pelvic mesh product manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary continued to compare the difficulty in removing pelvic mesh from a woman’s vagina like using a hammer and chisel to remove rebar in a sidewalk while protecting underground cables.
SAN DIEGO – A female pelvic reconstructive obstetrician and gynecological surgeon on Monday told a California court about the complications of the use of mesh in women, including excruciating pain, infection and tissue damage, in a trial against Johnson & Johnson over alleged injuries from a pelvic mesh product.
SAN DIEGO – On Thursday, a doctor for Ethicon, a subsidiary for Johnson & Johnson, said he thought a 20 percent erosion rate for women was acceptable, while a company sales manager said sales reps had been honest about the risks of the company's pelvic mesh devices.
SAN DIEGO – A sales manager for Ethicon, the producer of vaginal mesh implants for women, on Wednesday told attorneys for the California attorney general that company sales reps were not pushy in selling the devices, but proceeded only if they sensed an unmet need.
SAN DIEGO – A marketing expert on Tuesday in a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson sold injury-causing pelvic mesh implants to women by ignoring the dangers and through deceptive sales tactics continued to insist to J&J lawyers the company had downplayed the risks to make sales.
SAN DIEGO – A marketing expert serving as a witness for state attorneys on Monday said Johnson & Johnson had downplayed the risks of its pelvic mesh implants to sell the devices to women in a trial to decide if the company put profits before safety.
SAN DIEGO – The lawyer for Johnson & Johnson on Thursday sought to portray an expert witness for the state as a highly paid plaintiff testifier in a trial over allegations the company sold dangerous bladder sling devices that injured women and falsely minimized the risks.
SAN DIEGO – During a second day of testimony on Wednesday in California's case against Johnson & Johnson over a pelvic mesh device, Dr. Bruce A. Rosenzweig, a gynecologist and urinary tract specialist with the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, described for the court what happens when pelvic mesh inside a woman’s body deforms.