Author Archive for: ‘Reuben Kerben’

Some Transvaginal Mesh Makers Settling Cases While Other Resist

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The introduction of  transvaginal mesh in the 1990s promised to give relief to women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence (SIU). Over the years, millions of women have received the mesh from various manufacturers including Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Cook Medical, Neomedic, American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, and the Ethicon Unit of Johnson & Johnson. SIU and pelvic […]

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WV Federal Court Denies Delay of C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Trial

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According to court orders, the federal multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against transvaginal mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard will continue to move forward after the court denied the company’s motion to postpone the next bellwether trial after finding that Bard failed to show good cause. Bard filed the motion to delay the bellwether […]

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Bard Settles 500 Vaginal Mesh Cases for $21 million

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Vaginal mesh maker C.R. Bard has agreed to pay over $21 million to settle more than 500 cases that claimed the New Jersey company’s vaginal mesh implants injured women. The settlement was reached after U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin ordered Bard to prepare the cases for trial. Some of the lawsuits were consolidated to Southern West Virginia federal court, and […]

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Boston Scientific to Pay $73 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific, Corp. was ordered to pay a plaintiff $73 million in damages by a Dallas jury, a verdict that signifies the company’s first loss in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit involving the company’s Obtryx sling implant. Additionally, Bloomberg.com reported that the manufacturer initially won its first two cases that had reached trial over the sling, and the […]

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AMS Begins First of Two Transvaginal Mesh Safety Studies

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According to MarketWatch.com, medical device manufacturer American Medical Systems has launched a transvaginal mesh safety study to determine whether two of its transvaginal mesh products have caused pain during sexual intercourse, chronic pain and other complications as plaintiffs claim in thousands of U.S. transvaginal mesh lawsuits. AMS announced on June 9, 2014 that the first patient had been enrolled in […]

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Approximately 20K Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Settled By Endo For $830MM

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A transvaginal mesh settlement will resolve an estimated 20,000 lawsuits brought against a device manufacturer by thousands of women who say the mesh caused them to suffer bleeding, painful intercourse, and other complications after being implanted as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or urinary stress incontinence (USI). Endo International Plc., and subsidiary American Medical Systems will pay $830 […]

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Medical Journal Fails to Produce Data in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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According to a New Jersey Law Journal report, the New England Journal of Medicine is requesting a Massachusetts judge to reexamine an order in which it is required to submit figures from a study involving the Prolift vaginal mesh implant that several plaintiffs filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits claim was heavily influenced by the manufacturer. On April 18, 2014, a Super […]

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Vaginal Mesh Maker Coloplast to Pay $16 Million Settlement

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Coloplast A/S, based in Humlebaek, Denmark, has agreed to pay nearly $16 million to settle about 400 lawsuits filed by woman and their families over injuries allegedly caused by its vaginal mesh inserts. According to Bloomberg, lawsuits have been filed over the company’s Coloplast’s Aris-Transobturator and Novasilk-Synthetic Flat Mesh System. Vaginal mesh systems are used to support internal organs when […]

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More American Medical Systems Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Heading to Trial in United States

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Another set of transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. have been chosen for the federal litigation’s third round of bellwether trials.  Juries will begin hearing those cases in August, with the first of the third round going to trial on August 19th.  According to an Order filed on January 24th in the U.S. District Court, […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Plaintiff Granted Continuance in Federal Bellwether Trial

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The plaintiff who filed the transvaginal mesh lawsuit slated for the third bellwether trial in the federal C.R. Bard litigation has been granted a continuance, and the case has been placed on indefinite hold. According to court documents, one of her expert witnesses is unavailable for the time being. The case had been scheduled to go before a jury on […]

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Johnson & Johnson Accused of Destroying Transvaginal Mesh Documents

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Given Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson’s alleged mishandling of specific documents relevant to the transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against them, plaintiffs in these proceedings have also filed a motion seeking to prevent the companies from using certain defenses in the transvaginal mesh bellwether trials scheduled to begin next year. According to a filing released December 2, 2013, plaintiffs who have […]

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C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Scheduled for December

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A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) underway in West Virginia involving personal injury claims over C.R. Bard’s transvaginal mesh devices is prepping for the final trial in its first round of test, or bellwether, cases. That trial will begin on December 6th in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, and will involve a C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh device. When […]

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Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Trial Ends in Dismissal

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What was intended to be the third vaginal mesh lawsuit bellwether trial for manufacturer Bard ended with a dismissal before its scheduled October 8, 2013 start date. The plaintiffs in the trial dismissed their vaginal mesh lawsuit in late September, leading C.R. Bard to demand reimbursement for incurring over $14,000 in legal fees. Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Trial Results in Manufacturer […]

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Super Lawyers Magazine Names Four Bernstein Liebhard Partners

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New York-based law firm Bernstein Liebhard LLP has recently had the pleasure of the 2013 Super Lawyers list naming four of its partners amongst the top rated lawyers in the state of New York. Partners Felecia L. Stern, U. Seth Ottensoser, Jeffrey M. Haber and Stanley D. Bernstein have all been named to the 2013 Super Lawyers list in New […]

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Over 10,000 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Filings in Pending Litigation

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According to court documents, a federal litigation is currently overseeing more than 10,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. A case list update released on September 24, 2013 reported that a staggering total of 10,108 transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging injuries from Ethicon’s line of Gynecare products are currently in progress in the proceeding. […]

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Judge Issues Clarification On Procedures For Filing Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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According to court documents, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin has issued an order to clarify the procedures for plaintiffs filing vaginal mesh lawsuits against manufacturers. The clarification comes as over 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits move forward in a federal case consolidation in West Virginia. Judge Clarifies Filing Requirements In an August 29, 2013 pretrial order, Judge Goodwin asserted that […]

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Key Trials Scheduled in Consolidated Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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The latest figures provided by the U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation reports that there has been an increase in the number of federal lawsuits filed by plaintiffs alleging transvaginal mesh failures caused serious injuries to women across the country. As of August 15, 2013, there are now 25,910 cases making similar allegations across the U.S.; the lawsuits have been […]

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C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Head to Trial

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Transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the federal multidistrict litigation involving C.R. Bard pelvic mesh products have finally begun. Court records indicate that jury selection or the first of the four trials began in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia on July 29th. Opening arguments have been delivered, and testimony is now underway. C.R. Bard is accused of knowing that […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue to Move Forward

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Plaintiffs are currently filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits against American Medical Systems, Inc., alleging that the company’s pelvic mesh products caused injury and serious health conditions. These lawsuits are scheduled to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Bernstein Liebhard represents women who have been injured following use of products […]

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CR Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Docs Show Avaulta Mesh May Have Been Constructed with Plastic Unsuitable for Humans

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Emails recently unsealed in the federal CR Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuit litigation underway in the Southern District of West Virginia reveal that some of the company’s Avaulta mesh devices contained a plastic that its manufacturer warned was not appropriate for implantation in humans. These emails, which were authored by an executive with Bard’s Davol unit in 2004 and 2007, alerted […]

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