SAN DIEGO – Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson on Thursday asked a judge for a motion for judgment in an attempt to shut down a case in which the state of California sued the company over allegations it fraudulently sold harm-causing pelvic mesh devices.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson allegedly sold pelvic mesh implant kits that harmed women to make money while ignoring the dangers, a company director on Wednesday held aloft a patch of the white mesh and stretched it in two directors to show its flexibility.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson allegedly marketed medical devices knowing they caused harm to women, a former sales rep with Ethicon, the pelvic mesh-making subsidiary of J&J, said on Tuesday he never hid the potential complications of the devices from doctors.
Sixteen years ago in a case involving gunmaker Sturm, Ruger & Co., a New York appeals court refused to apply public nuisance law against the manufacturer of a legal product, saying that doing so would transform nuisance law “into a monster that would devour in one gulp the entire law of tort.”
SAN DIEGO - A product testing engineer with Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson’s pelvic mesh subsidiary, said on Monday that sling products did not change shape during stress testing in a trial to decide if the company allegedly marketed incontinence devices knowing they caused harm.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - A state judge in Oklahoma has blamed Johnson & Johnson for the state's opioid crisis and ordered it to pay $572 million in damages, extending public nuisance law beyond its traditional boundaries into what may become an all-purpose tool for government lawsuits against product manufacturers.
SAN DIEGO – Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson on Thursday in a trial over its subsidiary's pelvic mesh device again used a fact witness seeking to establish that vaginal mesh was an important breakthrough in solving incontinence in women.
SAN DIEGO – In a trial to decide if officials at Johnson & Johnson allegedly injured women with pelvic mesh devices to realize profits, on Wednesday J&J attorneys, through a fact witness, again hammered away at their contention that mesh has done far more good than bad.
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 FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles-based commercial litigator says that last month's California Supreme Court ruling that helps class action lawyers get their classes certified is consistent with how federal courts handle the same issue.
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.
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Bayer will not comment on "rumors and speculation," the company said following a report that it has proposed a multibillion-dollar global settlement over claims that the use of its weedkiller causes cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its plan to stop false labeling and provide accurate risk information to consumers regarding the chemical glyphosate, most commonly known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.
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.