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

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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

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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

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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

Endo International Settles Remaining Pelvic Mesh Cases for $400 Million

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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

Pelvic Mesh Manufacturers Lose Preliminary Objections in Pennsylvania

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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

New Jersey Court Upholds $11.1 Million Jury Award

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As we previously reported, an Atlantic County jury awarded a former nurse $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million in punitive damages for injuries she suffered from a pelvic mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, maker of the Gynecare Prolift pelvic mesh product, filed a motion requesting… Continue Reading

Johnson & Johnson Loses First Ethicon Bellwether Trial

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As we have previously reported, plaintiffs have alleged that employees of Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, manufacturers of the Gynecare Prolift implant, mishandled documents related to the device. Plaintiffs recently asked the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into Ethicon’s handling of thousands of documents related to the device. Since then, other consumer advocacy… Continue Reading

Endo International Settles Pelvic Mesh Cases for $830 Million

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Endo International Plc (“Endo”) has agreed to pay $830 million to resolve legal claims from women who allege that they were injured by the company’s transvaginal mesh devices. Endo said the settlement will cover a “substantial majority” of the mesh litigation brought against its American Medical Systems subsidiary.  This settlement comes only one year after… Continue Reading

Plaintiffs Ask Department of Justice to Investigate Johnson & Johnson’s Destruction of Pelvic Mesh Documents

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As we have previously reported, plaintiffs have alleged that employees of Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, manufacturers of the Gynecare Prolift implant, mishandled documents related to the device. Plaintiffs recently asked the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into Ethicon’s handling of thousands of documents related to the device. The consumer advocacy group, Corporate… Continue Reading

C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Internal Memoranda Show Company Knew of Risks

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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

Johnson & Johnson Accused of Destroying Critical Vaginal Mesh Documents

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As the vaginal mesh implant multidistrict litigation continues in West Virginia, attorneys for one of the bellwether plaintiffs recently filed a motion alleging that officials of Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, manufacturers of the Gynecare Prolift implant, lost or disposed of potentially hundreds of thousands of documents over the past decade despite orders to preserve… Continue Reading

Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Dates Announced

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As we have previously advised, the vaginal mesh implant litigation continues to move forward nationwide. The next trial in the federal court litigation is scheduled for early December 2013, against C.R. Bard, Inc., one of the manufacturers of the mesh device. There are four other bellwether cases set for trial in 2014. A lawsuit involving… Continue Reading

Vaginal Mesh Trial Set for December 2013

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As we have previously advised, the vaginal mesh implant litigation continues to move forward nationwide. A 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,… Continue Reading

C.R. Bard Settles New Jersey Vaginal Mesh Case Prior to Trial

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As we have previously reported, the vaginal mesh implant litigation continues to move forward nationwide. A 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 serve as an alternative to a hysterectomy. Thousands of women, who… Continue Reading

Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Trials to Start Summer 2013

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U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, the federal judge presiding over all federal transvaginal mesh implant lawsuits, has ordered that the first four federal trials will begin this summer. The lawsuits, scheduled for trial in June 2013, will be tried separately, but all involve transvaginal mesh implants manufactured by Bard Avaulta. The lawsuits are currently… Continue Reading

New Jersey Jury Awards $3.5 Million in First Vaginal Mesh Trial

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Last month, an Atlantic County jury awarded a former nurse $3.35 million in compensatory damages for injuries she suffered from a vaginal mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson. Three days following the verdict, the jury also awarded $7.76 million in punitive damages.  The attorney for Johnson & Johnson admitted that her company “didn’t do… Continue Reading