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Plaintiff Awarded $1.5 Million In Second Bellwether Trial In Kugel Hernia Patch MDL
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (Mealey's) The second Kugel surgical patch bellwether trial went to the plaintiff Aug. 23 when a Rhode Island federal court jury awarded $1.5 million to a man who claims that the device caused him internal injuries ( In Re: Kugel... Read More

Jurors Return Defense Verdict In Massachusetts’ 2nd Pelvic Mesh Bellwether Trial (Watch The Video Of Closing Arguments)
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Joan Grossman

LOWELL, Mass. — (Mealey’s) A Massachusetts state court jury on Aug. 29 returned a defense verdict for Boston Scientific Corp. after 2-1/2 days of deliberations in the state’s second bellwether pelvic mesh trial ( Maria Cardenas v. Boston... Read More

Boston Scientific Pays $600 Million To Settle Guidant Contract Suit By Johnson & Johnson
Posted on 18 Feb 2015 by Tom Moylan

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — (Mealey’s) Boston Scientific Corp. on Feb. 17 announced that it has agreed to pay Johnson & Johnson (J&J) $600 million to settle a nine-year-old lawsuit alleging that Guidant Corp., which is now a Boston Scientific... Read More

Orthofix Pleads Guilty, Pays $42 Million In Fines, Penalties For Medical Device Sales Tactics
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON - (Mealey's) Orthofix Inc. on June 7 pleaded guilty to a federal felony count of obstructing a federal audit and agreed to pay nearly $42 million in criminal fines and civil penalties for illegal promotion of its bone-growth stimulators ( United... Read More

4th Circuit Affirms $2 Million Award In 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial, Says 510(k) Not Probative
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Tom Moylan

RICHMOND, Va. — (Mealey’s) In an expedited appeal, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan.14 affirmed a $2 million verdict in the first pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation case to go to trial and affirmed the trial court’s... Read More

DePuy To Pay $2.5 Billion To Settle National ASR Hip Litigation, Parties Announce
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Tom Moylan

WARSAW, Ind. — (Mealey’s) The DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson will pay $2.5 billion to settle about 8,000 claims involving its recalled ASR hip prosthesis, according to a joint announcement Nov. 19 by the company... Read More

2nd Circuit Lifts Stay On 2-Pill Plan B Contraceptive, Expedites FDA's Appeal
Posted on 8 Jun 2013 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 5 said the federal government failed to meet the standard to obtain a stay of a lower court order that the Food and Drug Administration immediately make the older, two-pill Plan... Read More

Medical Device Manufacturer To Pay $30M For Role In Securities Fraud Scheme
Posted on 8 Jan 2014 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Medical device manufacturer ArthroCare Corp. will pay a $30 million monetary penalty to settle claims that certain of its senior executives engaged in a securities fraud scheme that bilked the company’s... Read More

4th Circuit Affirms Directed Verdict In 1st Ethicon Pelvic Mesh MDL Trial
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Tom Moylan

RICHMOND, Va. — (Mealey’s) The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 2 affirmed a directed defense verdict last year in the first Ethicon pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation trial ( Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson,... Read More

Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Pay $76.9 Million To Settle Foreign Bribery Claims
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Tom Moylan

(Mealey's) Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and subsidiary DePuy International Ltd. will pay $76.9 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations in the United States and in the United Kingdom that they paid kickbacks to doctors in Greece, Poland... Read More

California Jury Awards $8.3 Million In 1st Reported DePuy ASR Metal-On-Metal Hip Trial
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A California state court jury on March 8 awarded $8,338,000 in what is believed to be the first trial involving the recalled DePuy ASR XL metal-on-metal hip, according to the parties ( Loren Kransky, et al. v. DePuy, Inc.... Read More

New Jersey High Court: Some Warning, Warranty Claims About Stent Aren't Preempted
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Tom Moylan

TRENTON, N.J. - (Mealey's) The New Jersey Supreme Court on Aug. 9 ruled that some failure-to-warn claims and some breach of warranty claims involving the Cordis Cypher drug-coated coronary stent may survive federal preemption, a ruling that applies... Read More

Defense Verdict Returned In 1st DePuy Pinnacle Hip Bellwether Case
Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Tom Moylan

DALLAS — (Mealey’s) Jurors in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Oct. 23 returned a defense verdict for DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and parent company Johnson & Johnson in the first Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation... Read More

Drug Pump Claims Preempted Expressly, Implicitly, 9th Circuit Panel Majority Says
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Tom Moylan

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said April 16 that claims that a Medtronic drug pump and spine catheter caused a plaintiff to become a paraplegic are preempted explicitly and implicitly... Read More