All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘vaginal mesh lawsuits’

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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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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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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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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UK Department of Health to Regulate Vaginal Mesh Products Following Increasing Lawsuits

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Following the increasing numbers of vaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the U.S. and abroad, the UK Department of Health recently announced its plan to provide surgeons with guidance and support to help minimize vaginal mesh side effects for women being treated for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The agency plans to work with National Health Service (NHS) Commissioning Board and the […]

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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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As Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Rise, Study Finds Women Still in Pain After Corrective Surgeries

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Although it is possible to perform corrective surgery on patients who suffered complications that have resulted in them filing vaginal mesh lawsuits, that success is relative, according to Weill Cornell Medical College urologist, Jerry Blaivas, MD. A study published in the Oct. 21 issue of Renal & Urology News revealed that out of the 47 corrective surgeries Blaivas performed on […]

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