Court Sets Key Dates Leading to Trial in Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Cases

Judge Joseph Goodwin set the following key dates for the run up to trial in the vaginal mesh cases vs Boston Scientific currently set for October 14, 2014. Pretrial Order 87 provides as follows: Plaintiffs shall serve expert reports by 5/11/2014 and provide proposed deposition dates to occur by 7/1/2014; Defendants shall serve expert reports [...]

April 7th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Court Sets Key Dates Leading to Trial in Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Cases

J&J and the Destroyed Records in Vaginal Mesh Cases

On February 4, 2014, Federal Magistrate Judge Cheryl Eifert found that Johnson and Johnson lost or destroyed thousands of documents and computer files dating back to 2007 related to development of J&J’s Gynecare Prolift and TVT Retropubic meshes. At the time, current J&J CEO Alex Gorsky was the head of the Ethicon Subsidiary responsible for [...]

March 28th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on J&J and the Destroyed Records in Vaginal Mesh Cases

Coloplast Reportedly Settles 400 Transvaginal Mesh Cases

There are approximately 29,000 mesh cases pending against Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical Systems and Endo Health Solutions before Judge Joseph Goodwin in West Virginia.  Reportedly, settlement talks are ongoing in some form with some of the defendants, with only Johnson& Johnson not participating.  As the cases move to trial, transvaginal [...]

March 6th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Coloplast Reportedly Settles 400 Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Endo Health Solutions Saving $520 Million to Fund Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits While Settling Off Label Marketing Claims for Lidoderm

In 2011, Endo Health Solutions bought American Medical Systems, one of the manufacturers who is currently embroiled in the transvaginal mesh litigation, with over 5,000 pending lawsuits before Judge Joseph Goodwin.  In 2008, women who used these devices began filing suits against American Medical Systems.  In 2013, Endo agreed to pay some $54.5 million toward [...]

February 26th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Endo Health Solutions Saving $520 Million to Fund Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits While Settling Off Label Marketing Claims for Lidoderm

Johnson & Johnson Mesh Trial Set to Begin

The first trial against Johnson & Johnson’s line of vaginal mesh products was set to commence February 10, 2014 in U.S. District in West Virginia.  Judge Joseph Goodwin will preside over the case, Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., 2:12-cv-04301 TVT.  Lewis alleges complaints over Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon-produced TVT Retropubic [...]

February 11th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Mesh Trial Set to Begin

Judge Goodwin Sets Scheduling Order Leading to Multiple Trials in Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Cases

On December 19, 2013, Judge Joseph Goodwin issued a scheduling Order for the Boston Scientific vaginal mesh cases that will result in four hundred cases going through the pipeline to two separate trial dates on October 14, 2014 and February 15, 2015. The Court ordered each side to pick 50 cases for each wave with [...]

December 20th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Judge Goodwin Sets Scheduling Order Leading to Multiple Trials in Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Cases

Cisson Verdict Upheld by Trial Court

According to a report in Fierce Medical Devices, the trial court has upheld the 2 million verdict in the Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard, Inc. transvaginal trial.  Judge Joseph Goodwin reaffirmed that the initial award was appropriate and that attorneys representing Donna Cisson successfully proved the company's vaginal mesh was the cause of her injuries. [...]

October 30th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Cisson Verdict Upheld by Trial Court

Drugs, Advertising, and Risks Associated with Direct to Consumer Ads

If you have watched a news program, sporting event, or network television show recently you have seen multiple ads for drugs or devices that will change your life.  Whether it is “Larry the cable guy” for the “purple” pill, a handsome athletic looking couple looking for the right moment assisted by a “blue” pill, an [...]

October 23rd, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Drugs, Advertising, and Risks Associated with Direct to Consumer Ads

Bard Settles Another Vaginal Mesh Suit

On September 13, 2013, Bard settled Melanie Virgil’s claims that Bard’s Avaulta Plus insert caused urinary problems.  The case, Virgil v. C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR), ATL-L6917-10, Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Atlantic County (Atlantic City), was scheduled to go to trial on September 26.  According to the complaint, Virgil, a junior high school [...]

September 18th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Bard Settles Another Vaginal Mesh Suit

Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Cases Trials Scheduled

On August 29, 2013, Judge Joseph Goodwin announced the bellwether case schedule for the Boston Scientific vaginal mesh cases occurring in West Virginia.  The following cases were selected for the first and second bellwether trials in this MDL: Carol Lynn Fawcett, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp. 2:12-cv-07497 Pinnacle Roseanne Sanchez, et al. v. Boston [...]

August 30th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Cases Trials Scheduled