Category Archive for: ‘Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits’

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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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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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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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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