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 allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries, including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.

Medtronic’s Covidien has agreed to settle more than 11,000 claims related to its pelvic mesh devices. According to regulatory filings, Covidien supplied by defendant manufacturer C.R. Bard with mesh products used in their devices. C.R. Bard is currently defending approximately 14,000 lawsuits related to their devices. Covidien settled the cases for an undisclosed amount that is subject to a confidentiality agreement.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a pelvic mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer of the device.

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 allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries, including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.

A Delaware jury ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman that was injured by a pelvic mesh device. The trial took two weeks to finish. It took the jury only seven hours to conclude that Boston Scientific had negligently designed the devices and also failed to warn patients and doctors about potential risks. Many of the more than 70,000 pelvic mesh cases remain pending in federal court before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin. Judge Goodwin continues to push the manufacturers to consider settling their cases.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a pelvic mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer of the device.

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 allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries, including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.

There are over 10,000 lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard for the Avaulta device. The majority of these cases are consolidated as part of a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia. As we previously reported, C.R. Bard agreed to settle 500 of those cases for an undisclosed amount.

Judge Goodwin has urged C.R. Bard to seriously consider a global settlement. As Bloomberg reported, Judge Goodwin told attorneys for C.R. Bard “I can’t imagine a corporation facing potentially billions of dollars in verdicts wouldn’t find it advisable to try and achieve a settlement for a much lesser sum.” Despite this warning, the remaining C.R. Bard cases are being prepared for trial. Attorneys for C.R. Bard recently asked Judge Goodwin to delay the upcoming trial by one month, arguing that his comments regarding a settlement unfairly prejudiced the jury pool. Judge Goodwin denied the defendant’s application, finding the trials should proceed as planned.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer of the vaginal mesh device.

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 recent West Virginia federal trial claimed injuries, including nerve damage, pain during sex and infection, as a result of the company’s Obtryx device. The jury not only awarded each of the plaintiffs several million dollars in compensatory damages, but also awarded each woman an additional one million dollars in punitive damages, finding the company acted with “gross negligence” in failing to adequately warn consumers and doctors about the risks involved with the device.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer.

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 doctors and patients about the implant’s risk. Risks often include erosion leading to pain and organ damage. A representative for Boston Scientific Corp. denied the device suffered from design flaws and indicated that the company had strong grounds to overturn the verdict. More than 14,000 mesh cases are currently pending nationwide against Boston Scientific Corp.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer.

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 10,000 lawsuits for an average of about $48,000 each according to reports. Since June 2013, Endo has paid approximately $1.3 billion to resolve lawsuits over the mesh devices.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer.

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 allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries, including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.

As we previously reported, a Texas jury awarded $1.2 million to a woman that suffered injuries from her Ethicon pelvic mesh device. A federal jury in West Virginia recently awarded plaintiff Jo Huskey and her husband Allen, $3.27 million in the second bellwether trial against Ethicon. Ms. Huskey had alleged that the TVT-O pelvic mesh sling device, manufactured by Ethicon, was defectively designed and that Ethicon had failed to properly warn of the dangers of the device. The eight person jury deliberated for approximately two hours before making its decision.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against Johnson & Johnson.

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 allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries, including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.

Nearly 900 of these pelvic mesh claims are currently pending in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Pelvic mesh manufacturers Ethicon, Inc., Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard and American Medical Systems, Inc. filed preliminary objections in the Philadelphia court seeking to dismiss claims lodged against them in that centralized proceeding. The court denied the manufacturers’ application and ruled that the viability of the claims would have to be challenged in each individual case depending on which set of state laws applied. The cases will proceed in Philadelphia and continue to be coordinated with the thousands of cases pending in West Virginia federal court.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer of the vaginal mesh device.

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 allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries, including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.

As we have previously reported, C.R. Bard, manufacturer of the Avaulta pelvic mesh device, was believed to know of the risks associated with its device before it hit the market. There are approximately 12,500 lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard for the Avaulta device. The majority of these cases are consolidated as part of a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia.

C.R. Bard has agreed to settle 500 of the pending cases for an undisclosed amount. The manufacturer has reported that it will continue to engage in settlement discussion with the remaining plaintiffs.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer of the vaginal mesh device.

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 a new trial following the jury’s decision. The Presiding Civil Judge in Atlantic County Superior Court, Carol E. Higbee, recently denied Ethicon’s motion. Judge Higbee found that “there was strong evidence presented and multiple sources of evidence that in fact there were many problems with this product.”

More than 5,900 similar lawsuits alleging injury related to pelvic mesh devices are currently pending. If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a pelvic mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against Johnson & Johnson.