Judge Goodwin Sets 26 Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Cases for November 2, 2015 Trial

In an effort to begin to unleash the logjam of 25,000 plus Ethicon Vaginal mesh suits in federal court, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia set a November 2, 2015 trial date for 26 Ethicon cases.  Ethicon, which is a Johnson & Johnson product has been resistant to settlement [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Judge Goodwin Sets 26 Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Cases for November 2, 2015 Trial

J&J settles Bellew Versus Ethicon Prolift Suit on 4th Day of Trial

In what thousands of women hope is a sign of a change in philosophy, on the fourth day of trial in a bellwether case before the Hon Joseph R. Goodwin, Ethicon and J&J entered into a settlement of the case brought by Diane M. Bellew, who had a Ethicon Prolift Anterior Floor Repair System implant [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on J&J settles Bellew Versus Ethicon Prolift Suit on 4th Day of Trial

$5.6 Million Dollar Mesh Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

A California jury rendered a $5.6 million dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Unit in the first trial against the TVT Abbrevo in Kern County, California.  Jurors found the manufacturer was liable for design defect and for failing to warn about its risk to Coleen Perry.  Ms. Perry was implanted with the Ethicon TVT [...]

By | March 5th, 2015|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on $5.6 Million Dollar Mesh Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

Second November 2014 Huge Mesh Loss for Boston Scientific

On November 20, 2014, a jury in Charleston, West Virginia Federal court found the Massachusetts Company liable to four women following a 10-day trial and determined damages for each of the four women ranging from $3.25 million to $4.25 million for the injuries.  The women used the company’s Obtryx device (Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System) [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Second November 2014 Huge Mesh Loss for Boston Scientific

$27 Million Dollar Mesh Verdict Against Boston Scientific

A Federal jury in Miami, Florida awarded $27 million to four women who were injured by defective mesh product manufactured by Boston Scientific.  Boston Scientific will not face additional punitive damages.  The jury returned a verdict finding negligence by Boston Scientific with the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit.  The jury found that this product was [...]

By | November 18th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on $27 Million Dollar Mesh Verdict Against Boston Scientific

Dallas Jury Awards $73 Million TVM Verdict against Boston Scientific

In the first victory for plaintiffs against Boston Scientific Corp. and their mesh devices, a Dallas, Texas jury found for the plaintiff Martha Salazar and ordered Boston Scientific to pay a staggering $73 million.  Jurors found Boston Scientific to be at fault for the damages that Ms. Salazar suffered as well as a finding of [...]

By | September 10th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Dallas Jury Awards $73 Million TVM Verdict against Boston Scientific

West Virginia Federal Jury Awards $3.27 Million Verdict against Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon

In another victory for plaintiffs against vaginal-mesh implant manufacturers, a federal jury in West Virginia found for the plaintiff Jo Huskey and ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $3.27 million.  Jurors found that J&J defectively designed the Ethicon TVT-O sling and failed to properly warn doctors and patients the device could erode, subsequently damaging organs [...]

By | September 5th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on West Virginia Federal Jury Awards $3.27 Million Verdict against Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon

Endo’s American Medical Scientific Mesh Unit Settles 20,000 Cases for $830 Million

Seeing the writing on the wall, Endo International announced on May 1, 2014 that they will pay $830 million to settle 20,000 cases involving women implanted with the AMS transvaginal mesh unit. Click here to read the full article: Endo’s AMS Unit Settles 20,000 Vaginal Mesh Cases for $830M This settlement will resolve most of [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Endo’s American Medical Scientific Mesh Unit Settles 20,000 Cases for $830 Million

Due to Numerous Injuries, FDA Proposes Reclassifying Vaginal Mesh Devices from Class 2 to Class 3

Based on a number of risks associated with the transvaginal mesh devices including infection, vaginal bleeding, damage to connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels, on May 1, 2014, the FDA proposed reclassification of mesh devices from Class 2 to the more rigorous Class 3 status. "The FDA has identified clear risks associated with surgical mesh [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Due to Numerous Injuries, FDA Proposes Reclassifying Vaginal Mesh Devices from Class 2 to Class 3

FDA Issues Warning Letter to Mesh Manufacturer ENDO for Federal Regulation Violations

Endo International PLC, a subsidiary of American Medical Systems, Inc. was recently issued a warning letter by the FDA for violating three federal regulations relating to how the Minnesota company facility manufactures its urological devices. Click here to read the full article: Inspection Triggers FDA Warning for Mesh Manufacturer While the warnings does not pertain [...]

By | April 25th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on FDA Issues Warning Letter to Mesh Manufacturer ENDO for Federal Regulation Violations