Transvaginal Mesh

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Judge Severs Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

In November 2011, a Maryland woman underwent surgery at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Maryland where Dr. Jeffrey Welgoss implanted her with a sling manufactured by Ethicon. The patient asserts that she continued to experience...more

Pro Te: Solutio Vol. 8 No. 2

Summer is in full swing and certain topics are (staying) hot—especially regulatory issues, from new proposed rules to challenges to case law to strategic considerations. Generic preemption remains a hot topic. In Storm...more

Judge Consolidates Design Defect Claims for Trial in Ethicon Mesh

Judge Goodwin, who oversees the Ethicon mesh pelvic repair system multidistrict litigation in West Virginia, has consolidated 26 actions for trial on the issues of design defect, negligent design, and strict liability. The...more

Defective Design and Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

With hundreds of thousands of women alleging injuries from transvaginal mesh, the potential risks of this dangerous product are becoming better known. In numerous cases, affected victims have alleged that the makers of...more

Check-Out Time at the Hotel California?

We love our home state of California, but we have long bemoaned the widespread practice of what we call litigation tourism. That is where unrelated plaintiffs, sometimes thousands of them, from all corners of the U.S. join...more

The AMS Mesh Litigation

Since transvaginal mesh was first introduced into the market over 20 years ago, many hundreds of thousands of women have undergone operations where doctors have inserted vaginal mesh devices, threading them through incisions...more

The Ethicon Mesh Litigation

Since transvaginal mesh was first introduced into the market over 20 years ago, many hundreds of thousands of women have undergone operations where doctors have inserted vaginal mesh devices, threading them through incisions...more

The Bard Mesh Litigation

All filed federal product liability lawsuits claiming injuries with transvaginal mesh or bladder slings used for repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are centralized. In February...more

The Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a consolidation of civil cases transferred from different jurisdictions around the country to a single U.S. District Court to achieve certain pre-trial efficiencies. All transferred cases...more

The Coloplast Mesh Litigation

In 2010, doctors in the United States inserted more than 70,000 mesh devices in patients, threading them through incisions in the vagina to fortify pelvic muscles that failed to support internal organs or to treat...more

The Boston Mesh Litigation

Mesh products have been regularly used to repair abdominal hernias since the 1950s. In the 1970s, gynecologists used surgical mesh products designed for abdominal hernia repair to repair prolapsed organs....more

Guest Post - Product Liability Cases Are No Longer Quintessential Class Actions In Ontario

What follows is a guest post about a recent favorable development in Canadian drug/device litigation. We're not Canadian lawyers, so we gladly outsource Canadian developments to those who are, such as these guys - Mike A....more

Punitive Damages Awarded in J&J Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Reuters recently reported that a California state court jury (in the case of Perry et al v. Luu et al, Superior Court of the State of California, Kern County, No. 5-1500-CV-279123) awarded $5.7 Million to plaintiff Coleen...more

A Victory Well Won

Today’s case, blogger fanatics, is a good illustration of grinding out a victory. It’s the story of a defendant calmly and effectively pressing its legal and factual arguments, winning a partial victory before trial,...more

Is vaginal mesh safe to use?

Vaginal mesh is commonly used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition where an organ drops from its normal place in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina. Another common use for the...more

California Woman’s Punitive Damages Claim Will Proceed Against Boston Scientific

California resident Roseanne Sanchez was implanted with the Pinnacle kit to treat pelvic organ prolapse and the Advantage System to treat stress urinary incontinence. After the surgery, Ms. Sanchez experienced several...more

Jury Awards $73.4 Million in Boston Scientific Mesh Case

In January 2011, Martha Salazar was implanted with the Obtryx, which was manufactured by Boston Scientific. Following the surgery, she asserts that she had experienced dyspareunia, pain, and nerve damage. ...more

Third Ethicon Bellwether Trial Set for March 2015

Judge Goodwin is presiding over seven different federal multidistrict litigation established for similar cases filed against various medical device manufacturers, including American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific,...more

Insurance Recovery Law -- November 2014

Payment of Costs Doesn’t Preclude Unfair Trade Practices Claim Against Insurer - Why it matters: In a significant victory for policyholders, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that an insured had a valid unfair...more

Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Case Time Barred

On July 11, 2014, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, ruled that a lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific in connection with its Obtryx transvaginal mesh...more

Covidien and C.R. Bard Could Be Moving Toward Mesh Settlement

Covidien is not one of the large names associated with pelvic mesh lawsuits. There are 65,000 product liability lawsuits consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia filed by women alleging life-altering complications...more

Huskey V. Ethicon: Case Survives Federal Preemption Argument by Ethicon

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division tried, as it had before, to have its upcoming federal transvaginal mesh case thrown out of court. The healthcare giant was unsuccessful. On July 8, Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is...more

Scotland Leads the Globe in Halting Transvaginal Mesh Implants

It started with one area in Scotland. This month, one of the 14 health boards in Scotland decided to ban the use of transvaginal mesh. Now the entire country has decided to do so....more

Johnson & Johnson Quietly Settles Three Transvaginal Mesh Cases in Missouri

After committing to fight each of the thousands of transvaginal mesh cases it is facing, healthcare giant, Johnson and Johnson (J&J) quietly settled three mesh-injury cases in Joplin, Missouri last month. The three women had...more

Removal of Mesh Might Not Improve Side Effects

Vaginal mesh is a device that is implanted in woman to help support a woman’s pelvic organs. However, there are cases where the women suffer infections, bleeding, the mesh eroded, difficulty with sex and problems with...more

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