Partner Sean Keith is attending the American Association for Justice (AAJ) meeting in San Francisco where he is attending many meetings regarding several drug and device topics. The meeting began on Saturday and goes on for four days.
On Saturday he attended a meeting regarding the transvaginal mesh cases that are being pursued against Ethicon/J&J, Bard, AMS (American Medical Systems), Boston Scientific, Cook and Coloplast. Sean has been active in the litigation involving Ethicon in which he was selected to serve on the regulatory committee and has been taking depositions of key employees of the company. In the meeting on Saturday, there was a report on the two Ethicon cases that have gone to trial thus far including the Linda Gross trial in New Jersey which resulted in a 11 million dollar verdict.
The first case against Bard was interrupted in the second day of trial when the Judge declared a mistrial. The trial will begin again at the end of July and will be followed by two more trials consecutively after the first one is comopleted. In the AMS litigaiton, there have been four cases chosen by the Judge to be tried including 3 Monarc device cases and 1 Sparc case. The first AMS case in the MDL will be tried in December.
The Ethicon/J&J cases will be tried beginning in January. Boston Scientific will follow those cases.
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