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Stark & Stark Gaining Press Attention for $20 Million Pelvic Mesh Verdict

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In case you missed it, Stark & Stark has garnered a significant amount of local, regional, and national press attention for our recent $20 million pelvic mesh verdict against Johnson & Johnson in Philadelphia, PA. In the case, plaintiff Peggy Edelman alleged that a Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh device implanted to relieve stress urinary incontinence… Continue Reading

Jury Awards $20 Million in Pelvic Mesh Implant Case Brought by Stark & Stark

Posted in Medical Devices

A Pennsylvania jury awarded a New Jersey woman $20 million for injuries she suffered after receiving a pelvic mesh implant made by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Following a three-week trial in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Peggy Engleman of Cinnaminson, New Jersey, was awarded $2.5 million compensatory damages and $17.5 million in punitive… Continue Reading

Billion Dollar Verdict in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Posted in DePuy Pinnacle, Medical Devices

Huge Victory in Hip Replacement Lawsuit Despite multiple attempts by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to delay and dismiss the third DePuy Pinnacle hip implant bellwether trial, the case moved forward with outstanding results. After 12 weeks of trial, which included 32 witnesses called and 1,346 total admitted exhibits, Jurors awarded the six plaintiffs more than… Continue Reading

Bair Hugger Lawsuit MDL Judge Issues Bellwether Trial Order

Posted in Bair Hugger Lawsuit, Medical Devices

A Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) against 3M and Arizant Healthcare, alleging the manufacturers’ Bair Hugger surgical warming blankets were the cause of deadly post-surgical infections, has progressed to the bellwether pretrial stage. The more than 800 cases were recently consolidated in Minnesota under the purview of the Honorable Joan N. Ericksen. Bellwether case selection will begin… Continue Reading

Class I Recall of Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitoring Systems Due to Incorrect Test Results

Posted in Alere INRatio2, Medical Devices, Recalls

There has been a Class I recall of Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR monitoring devices manufactured by Alere Inc. These devices are used to monitor blood clotting time as measured by PT/INR values in people taking blood thinning medication, including warfarin (also known as Coumadin). A Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, is… Continue Reading

Third DePuy Bellwether Trial Goes Forward

Posted in DePuy Pinnacle, Medical Devices

The third bellwether trial in the DePuy Orthopedics Pinnacle Hip Implant Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is set to commence in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas. The last multiple plaintiff bellwether case resulted in $150 million dollar verdict, which was later reduced due to punitive damage caps in Texas. The DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits… Continue Reading

Petition Denied for DePuy MDL Appeal

Posted in DePuy Pinnacle

The 5th District court in Texas recently denied a petition by defendants, Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., to grant an expedited appeal and to halt the next round of bellwether trials in the Pinnacle multidistrict litigation (MDL), which are currently scheduled to begin in early September 2016. The defendants filed the petition after… Continue Reading

The BARD IVC Court’s Utilization of Case Management Plans and Case Management Orders to Guide and Control the Multidistrict Litigation

Posted in Inferior Vena Cava (IVC), Medical Devices

IVC filter lawsuits are on the rise. On August 17, 2015, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) consolidated the Bard IVC lawsuits, as part of a Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”), in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Case Management Plans and Case Management Orders for this MDL are described… Continue Reading

The Cook IVC Court’s Utilization of Case Management Plans and Case Management Orders to Guide and Control the Multidistrict Litigation

Posted in Inferior Vena Cava (IVC), Medical Devices

IVC filter lawsuits are on the rise. On October 15, 2014, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) designated the Cook IVC Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. That Court has issued multiple Case Management Plans and Case Management Orders to guide and control… Continue Reading

Recalled Zimmer Persona TM Tibia Knee Implant Claims Expected to be on the Rise

Posted in Medical Devices, Zimmer Persona

In 2012, Zimmer introduced its Persona Personalized Knee Replacement System. When components in the system were called into question for loosening, Zimmer issued a recall of more than 11,500 porous coated, uncemented Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates, as well as the Zimmer Persona Tibial Articular Surface Provisional (TASP) Shim tool, in March 2015. Zimmer… Continue Reading

Judge Denies C.R. Bard’s Request to Delay Trials

Posted in Medical Devices, Transvaginal Mesh

The litigation against manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices continues to increase nationwide. A pelvic mesh implant is a synthetic material implanted and tied to ligaments or bone to lift and support internal organs. The implants were introduced over a decade ago, and can serve as an alternative to a hysterectomy. Thousands of women, who were… Continue Reading

Boston Scientific To Pay Millions Following West Virginia Mesh Trial

Posted in Transvaginal Mesh

Trials against vaginal mesh device manufacturer, Boston Scientific Corp. (“Boston Scientific”), continue in West Virginia. Only one week after a jury in Miami’s federal court ordered Boston Scientific to pay $26.7 million to 4 plaintiffs, the company has now been ordered to pay another $18.5 million to an additional 4 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs in the… Continue Reading

Boston Scientific To Pay Millions Following First Federal Trial

Posted in Transvaginal Mesh

In November 2014, Boston Scientific Corp. was ordered to pay $26.7 million to 4 plaintiffs who allege injury as a result of the company’s transvaginal mesh devices. Following an eight-day trial, a jury in Miami’s federal court found that Boston Scientific Corp. had defectively designed the Pinnacle pelvic-organ implant and had failed to properly warn… Continue Reading

Stryker Orthopaedics Announces Settlement of Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Device Lawsuits

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Howmedica Osteonics Corp., a subsidiary of Stryker Corporation, has agreed to settle the litigation over its Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and ABG II Modular-Neck hip stem devices. As reported by ABC News, Stryker has agreed to pay $1.43 billion to settle approximately four thousand lawsuits that are currently pending in New Jersey state court and… Continue Reading

Endo International Settles Remaining Pelvic Mesh Cases for $400 Million

Posted in Transvaginal Mesh

Endo International Plc (“Endo”) has agreed to pay $400 million to resolve the remaining legal claims from women who allege that they were injured by the company’s transvaginal mesh devices. This settlement comes less than six months after Endo agreed to pay $830 million to settle other mesh lawsuits. The settlement will resolve more than… Continue Reading

First DePuy Pinnacle Hip Device Trial Begins

Posted in DePuy Pinnacle

The trial of plaintiff Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli started last week in federal court in Dallas, Texas. The Paoli trial is the first of more than 6,000 cases filed across the country that have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) before the Honorable Edward Kinkeade, United States District Court Judge in the Northern District of Texas…. Continue Reading

Pelvic Mesh Manufacturers Lose Preliminary Objections in Pennsylvania

Posted in Transvaginal Mesh

The litigation against manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices continues to increase nationwide. A pelvic mesh implant is a synthetic material implanted and tied to ligaments or bone to lift and support internal organs. The implants were introduced over a decade ago, and can serve as an alternative to a hysterectomy. Thousands of women, who were… Continue Reading

Bard Agrees to Settle 500 Pelvic Mesh Cases

Posted in Medical Devices, Stark Events, Transvaginal Mesh

The litigation against manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices continues to increase nationwide. A pelvic mesh implant is a synthetic material implanted and tied to ligaments or bone to lift and support internal organs. The implants were introduced over a decade ago, and can serve as an alternative to a hysterectomy. Thousands of women, who were… Continue Reading