Bard Settles Queen Avaulta Solo Vaginal Mesh Suit

On August 21, 2013, after a jury of five men and four women had been selected and opening statements in the trial were ready to commence, the parties in the Wanda Queen vs. C.R. Bard Inc. Avaulta vaginal mesh case settled.  The amount was not disclosed.  Ms. Queen had the mesh inserted because of pelvic [...]

August 21st, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Bard Settles Queen Avaulta Solo Vaginal Mesh Suit

Bard Faces Future after Cisson Verdict

In 2012, Bard lost its first vaginal mesh case and was ordered to pay $3.6 million following the California state court jury's decision.  On August 15, 2013, a West Virginia jury ordered Bard to pay $2 million to Donna Cisson for her injuries due to her use of what the jury found to be the [...]

August 19th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Bard Faces Future after Cisson Verdict

Cisson vs. Bard: $2 Million Victory for Donna Cisson

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 [...]

August 15th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Cisson vs. Bard: $2 Million Victory for Donna Cisson

A Review of Testimony and Documents presented in Donna Cisson vs. C.R. Bard Avaulta Trial

During the first days of testimony, Plaintiff’s attorneys were building the case that the Bard Avaulta is defective and the warnings are inadequate.  The following is a review of some of the testimony and evidence presented from live and videotaped witnesses as reported from various outlets.  It should be noted that we are focusing on [...]

August 13th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on A Review of Testimony and Documents presented in Donna Cisson vs. C.R. Bard Avaulta Trial

Transvaginal Mesh Trials Set for Bellwether Cases

On August 5, 2013, Judge Joseph Goodwin issued pretrial Order No. 59 providing trial dates for July 14, 2014 and May 27, 2014 from the following bellwether cases. Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., 2:12-cv-04301 TVT; Judy Brown, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-07314 TVT; Jo Huskey, et al. [...]

August 6th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Transvaginal Mesh Trials Set for Bellwether Cases

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Another DePuy Orthopedic Product

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is no stranger to controversy.  From being embroiled in massive litigation in DePuy ASR artificial hips, Pinnacle litigation, and in the transvaginal mesh litigation with its Ethicon Gynecare products to its multiple legal troubles and fines associated with the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, some things do not change for J&J – they [...]

August 2nd, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Recalls Another DePuy Orthopedic Product

Ethicon Gynecare Trial Cases to be Selected on July 25, 2013

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 [...]

June 20th, 2013|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Ethicon Gynecare Trial Cases to be Selected on July 25, 2013

510(k); Pathway for Safer drugs or Recipe for Disaster

Recent medical disasters such as the DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, and transvaginal mesh cases have revealed that medical devices were approved for use without adequate clinical data based on a grandfathering type provision in the FDA called a 510(k) process, where a new device that is cleared as "substantially equivalent" as a previously approved device [...]

June 3rd, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on 510(k); Pathway for Safer drugs or Recipe for Disaster

Vaginal Mesh and Litigation Status

As a result of numerous suits filed by women for injuries sustained from transvaginal mesh, the Federal Court system placed these cases in a consolidated system and the MDL panel assigned these cases to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia under Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Judge Goodwin was appointed a [...]

May 14th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Vaginal Mesh and Litigation Status

Risperdal adds to DePuy and Ethicon Troubles for J&J

Johnson and Johnson (J&J), already embroiled in massive litigation in DePuy ASR artificial hips, and in the trans vaginal mesh litigation from its Ethicon Gynecare products, faces another significant issue over its mounting legal troubles stemming from its antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  The drug was approved in 1993 for use in adults and was also later [...]

May 12th, 2013|DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Risperdal adds to DePuy and Ethicon Troubles for J&J