Category Archive for: ‘Vaginal Mesh’

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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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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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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Endo Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay $55 Million in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement

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Endo Pharmaceuticals, parent company of American Medical Systems, announced last month that it will pay $54.5 million in a vaginal mesh lawsuit settlement to resolve some of the thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuit claims brought against American Medical Systems by women who allege injuries associated with its products, according to Reuters. A regulatory filing issued June 20th by Endo and […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Underway as Millions are Awarded to Women

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In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that there were no apparent benefits when using transvaginal mesh when compared with other traditional surgical methods to treat pelvic organ prolapse. However, according to medical studies, both the mesh procedure and implantation of the device may cause serious complications. Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue to Mount As of June 2013, […]

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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Mount, as Women Suffer Life-Changing Transvaginal Mesh Complications

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Vaginal mesh lawsuits continue to mount, filed by thousands of women who are allegedly suffering often debilitating and permanent injuries. In one case, a woman from Atlanta, Georgia said she considered filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit following a procedure she underwent to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The surgery, which she underwent in 2006, caused her pain and infection and […]

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Plaintiff in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Awarded $3.35 Million in Compensatory Damages

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A South Dakota woman who filed a vaginal mesh lawsuit after allegedly being forced to undergo multiple revision surgeries caused by pain and other complications stemming from her implant was awarded $3.35 million in compensatory damages Feb. 25 by a New Jersey jury, Bloomberg.com reports. Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, which manufactured the device at the center of this lawsuit, […]

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300 Women in Canada File Class Action Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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300 women in Canada are gearing up to file a class-action vaginal mesh lawsuit claiming injuries from pelvic mesh devices, a western Canadian newspaper reported earlier this month. On Feb. 8, the Winnipeg Free Press said the case would be brought to a Winnipeg court the following week, with documents also being filed in Canadian provinces Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. […]

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Bellwether Trial Dates Scheduled for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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Bellwether trial dates have been scheduled for transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which have been filed against various vaginal mesh manufacturers by women who allegedly  suffered serious injuries from the devices. The bellwether trials will be the first to be heard by juries and will help predict how juries might rule in similar litigations. Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trials On Horizon Bellwether trials […]

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Ethicon Lawsuit Filed Over Gynecare Prolift in Texas Federal Court this November

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A patient from southeast Texas filed an Ethicon lawsuit at the end of November over a device that allegedly caused her to suffer bleeding, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), dyspareunia and other injuries. The plaintiff in this case, which was filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division on Nov. 30, 2012, was implanted with the Ethicon-manufactured Gynecare Prolift device […]

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Study Reveals 75 Percent of Prolapse Procedures Used Transvaginal Mesh

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If you suffered from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) between 2005 and 2010 and experienced side effects after being treated with transvaginal mesh, you may be eligible to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. According to a study released by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology on Nov. 19, 2012, 74.9 percent of prolapse procedures performed […]

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California Couple Wins $5.5 Million in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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In a landmark verdict last July, a California couple won $5.5 million in a vaginal mesh lawsuit they filed after patient Christine Scott suffered irreversible injuries stemming from a device manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. The jury in this case found the company partially responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries, and awarded her $5 million in damages. Her husband was also […]

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Vaginal Mesh Manufacturer Ordered to Turn in Foreign Documents

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The judge overseeing transvaginal mesh lawsuits in federal court is demanding increasing evidence from the mesh manufacturers whose devices allegedly caused thousands of women to suffer serious injuries. The effort began last October, when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia requested American Medical Systems (AMS) to submit all foreign documents that could be relevant to […]

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