On August 15, 2013, after about 12 hours of deliberation, the jury found for Donna Cisson in her vaginal mesh trial against manufacturer C.R.Bard Inc, and found damages in the amount of $250,000 and $1.75 million in punitive damages. The jury found that Bard failed to provide adequate warnings as to the defects in its [...]
On August 5, 2013, Judge Joseph Goodwin issued pretrial Order No. 59 providing trial dates for July 14, 2014 and May 27, 2014 from the following bellwether cases. Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., 2:12-cv-04301 TVT; Judy Brown, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-07314 TVT; Jo Huskey, et al. [...]
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is no stranger to controversy. From being embroiled in massive litigation in DePuy ASR artificial hips, Pinnacle litigation, and in the transvaginal mesh litigation with its Ethicon Gynecare products to its multiple legal troubles and fines associated with the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, some things do not change for J&J – they [...]
Trouble is no stranger to Johnson & Johnson. Johnson and Johnson (J&J), embroiled in massive litigation in DePuy ASR artificial hips, and in transvaginal mesh litigation from its Ethicon Gynecare products, faces more legal issues from its anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal. Currently, Johnson & Johnson is appealing a 1.2 billion dollar fine issued in an Arkansas [...]
On July 25, 2013, Judge Joseph Goodwin will hear presentations submitted by counsel for consideration for selection as bellwether cases in the Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Gynecare transvaginal mesh cases. Based on this procedure, Judge Goodwin will then select which cases will then be tried. It is expected that he will select 5 cases from [...]
Big Pharma paid doctors more than $1 billion in 2012 to act in various spokesperson capacities, for travel and meals, as well as research and royalties, which is significantly more than reported in 2011. According to a new data reported in the Financial Times, that figure only includes the 12 leading drug makers who actually [...]
Who is Responsible for J&J’s DePuy ASR, Pinnacle, Ethicon’s Gynecare, and Merck’s Vioxx and Fosamax?
Consumers injured by defective devices face an armada of attorneys as they seek to hold accountable device makers such as J&J’s hip implants DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, J&J’s transvaginal mesh product Ethicon, and Merck’s FOSAMAX that has left countless post menopausal women with atypical femur fractures. Currently there are over 10,000 pending cases in the [...]