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 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 JOSE – Three companies involved in the production and distribution of lead-based paint have agreed to a settlement of just more than $300 million, bringing to a final end the near two-decade long legal battle.
Judge Winifred Smith has tentatively granted Monsanto’s motion for a new trial in the $2 billion verdict cancer case of husband and wife Alva and Alberta Pilliod if all parties cannot come to terms on reduced damages at a Friday hearing.
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.
SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County woman recalled her suffering after a vaginal mesh implant was performed and a doctor said the mesh sometimes appears deformed upon removal in a trial accusing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon of offering defective injury-causing incontinence devices.
SAN DIEGO – Trial opened Monday in a lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra accusing Johnson & Johnson and its pelvic mesh device called “Prolift” made by a subsidiary Ethicon of causing vaginal injuries in women and said the company had engaged in deceptive marketing practices.
OAKLAND – Monsanto bolstered its argument that a jury trial resulting in a $2 billion verdict in May was tainted by misconduct in briefs filed Tuesday calling for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding verdict (JNOV).