Transvaginal Mesh

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Dallas Woman Awarded $1.2 Million, Mesh Called Defectively Designed

For the first time, a Texas jury has decided the pelvic mesh made by healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson was defectively designed. The jury awarded the 64-year-old Dallas woman $1.2 million following a two-and-a half week...more

TVM Update: $1.2M Awarded in Batiste v. Ethicon

The trial in the case of Linda Batiste v. Ethicon came to fruition on April 3, 2014 when a jury awarded Batiste $1.2 Million in compensatory damages. The verdict ended a two and a half week trial that began on March 17, 2014...more

TVM Update: Coloplast in talks to Settle for $16 Million

Transvaginal mesh maker Coloplast A/S (In Re: Coloplast Corp Pelvic Support System Products Liability Litigation, 12-md-2387, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia) is said to be in talks to settle a basket...more

Consumer Group Encourages AG Probe into J&J Document Destruction

The U.S. Attorney General’s office says it is reviewing an open letter submitted by a consumer group encouraging a criminal probe into the destruction by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of pelvic mesh litigation documents....more

Coloplast: $16 Million to Settle 400 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

While it is not official, Bloomberg is reporting that Coloplast A/S, one of the smaller manufacturers of transvaginal meshes, is said to be willing to settle a number of lawsuits for $16 million....more

AMS Facing Healthcare Fraud Investigation by California Attorney General

In 2011 Endo Health Solutions bought American Medical Systems for $2.9 billion. That may have been a mistake because since then, the number of product liability lawsuits naming AMS over its transvaginal mesh has grown to...more

Endo/AMS Puts Aside $520 Million for Mesh Litigation

Even if you eventually win, being involved in transvaginal mesh litigation is an expensive proposition, so Endo Health Solutions has put aside at least $520 million to prepare for any outcome....more

Product Liability Update - January 2014

In this Issue: ..Massachusetts Federal Court Rejects Exception to “Learned Intermediary” Rule for Prescription Drug Advertised Directly to Consumers, and Excludes Expert Opinion of Inadequate Warnings as Unqualified...more

Final Bard Bellwether Mesh Lawsuit Postponed Until January 2014

The fourth and final bellwether vaginal mesh lawsuit filed against C.R. Bard has been postponed until January 10, 2014. This case (Jones v. C. R. Bard, Inc, Case No. 2:11-cv-00114) had been slated to get underway on December...more

TVM Update: J&J Officials May Have Intentionally Destroyed Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Documents

Officials at Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division are currently facing serious allegations that they intentionally destroyed important documents that had been order to be preserved as evidence for thousands of vaginal mesh...more

Transvaginal Mesh Studies Report Serious Complications

In early 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 33 transvaginal mesh manufacturers to conduct three years of trials on the safety and effectiveness of their implants. The required mesh patch studies came as a...more

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Jury Awards $2 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Trial

After 12 hours of deliberations, a jury in West Virginia awarded Donna Cisson $250,000 in damages, and $1.75 million in punitive damages against C.R. Bard as punishment for the company’s actions. The jury found that the...more

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: C.R. Bard Bellwether Moves to the Jury

Bard’s defense team finished presenting its witnesses and arguments, and the West Virginia jury has begun its deliberations to decide whether Bard’s Avaulta mesh was defective....more

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: First Federal C.R. Bard Case Declared a Mistrial

On July 10, 2013, the first federal CR Bard transvaginal mesh trial was declared a mistrial. The lawsuit is just one of thousands that are part of the Multi-District Litigation in West Virginia. In this particular case, the...more

Women Injured From Transvaginal Mesh Entitled To Legal Recourse

Millions of women experience a weakening of the muscles in the pelvic region called pelvic organ prolapse (POP) that can cause certain organs — the bladder, bowel, urethra and uterus in particular — to “drop,” typically in...more

TVM Case Screening Checklist: Factors to Consider at your Intake Evaluation

It seems likely that Tolling Agreements will be in effect in the near future after recent discussions in West Virginia, opening the door for thousands more plaintiffs suffering injuries from defective mesh products to join...more

Transvaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit Yields $11.1 Million Settlement

According to the National Foundation for Continence, an estimated 3.3 million women suffer from some form of pelvic organ prolapse (POP)....more

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Move Forward

In 2006 Linda Gross, a nurse from South Dakota, was diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Ms. Gross received a Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh implant that later caused neurological complications and scarring. ...more

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