February 16, 2015 by Brad Perriello
A pacemaker made by St. Jude Medical helped reportedly helped clear a son accused of murdering his father by establishing a time death that was covered by the son’s alibi.
Claudio Cara, 56, was stabbed 5 times in the house he shared with his son, Frank Cara, according to the Toronto Star. Although the younger Cara had an alibi – he was visiting family at the time – he still spent 10 months in jail as his father’s accused killer as Canadian police built their case against him. Read more
February 18, 2015 by Brian Johnson
Johnson & Johnson has withdrawn its motion to have a federal judge overseeing thousands of pelvic mesh lawsuits to force the plaintiffs to prove they have a valid claim.
Attorneys for JNJ and its Ethicon subsidiary were granted a motion to withdraw the discovery bid by U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin on Feb. 11, according to a report in Law360. Attorneys for the New Brunswick, N.J.-based medical products conglomerate did not provide a reason as to why they withdrew their motion, the news source reported. Read more
February 18, 2015 by MassDevice
Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp on Tuesday said it has agreed to pay $600 million to Johnson & Johnson to settle a long-running lawsuit over Boston Scientific’s 2005 acquisition of rival Guidant.
J&J had sought more than $7 billion in damages after it lost a bidding war to Boston Scientific following an initial deal to buy Guidant for $21.5 billion in 2005. J&J accused Guidant of breaking that deal. Read more