Bloomberg is reporting that C.R. Bard, Endo Health Solutions, Boston Scientific, Cook, and Coloplast are in what Judge Goodwin described a “behind the scenes” settlement talks. Johnson and Johnson (J&J) is reportedly NOT participating. Bard was held liable in two jury verdicts so far. In July 2012, Bard lost an Avaulta case in a California [...]
On August 15, 2013, after about 12 hours of deliberation, the jury found for Donna Cisson in her vaginal mesh trial against manufacturer C.R.Bard Inc, and found damages in the amount of $250,000 and $1.75 million in punitive damages. The jury found that Bard failed to provide adequate warnings as to the defects in its [...]
On July 25, 2013, Judge Joseph Goodwin will hear presentations submitted by counsel for consideration for selection as bellwether cases in the Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Gynecare transvaginal mesh cases. Based on this procedure, Judge Goodwin will then select which cases will then be tried. It is expected that he will select 5 cases from [...]
Who is Responsible for J&J’s DePuy ASR, Pinnacle, Ethicon’s Gynecare, and Merck’s Vioxx and Fosamax?
Consumers injured by defective devices face an armada of attorneys as they seek to hold accountable device makers such as J&J’s hip implants DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, J&J’s transvaginal mesh product Ethicon, and Merck’s FOSAMAX that has left countless post menopausal women with atypical femur fractures. Currently there are over 10,000 pending cases in the [...]