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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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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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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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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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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Top 13,000 in U.S., Overseas

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Over 13,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have now been filed against manufacturers whose products have been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Of that number, court documents reveal that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit and American Medical Systems have been named in 6,892 vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in multidistrict litigations based in the U.S. District Court […]

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