Boston Scientific Settles Guidant Heart Devices Allegations for $30 Million

Boston Scientific Inc., already embroiled in transvaginal mesh litigation, agreed to pay $30 million stemming from claims that they knowingly sold defective heart devices that were implanted in Medicare patients.  Boston Scientific acquired Guidant in 2006 and bought the company for $27 billion. From 2002 to 2005, Guidant knowingly sold the defibrillator devices even though [...]

October 21st, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Boston Scientific Settles Guidant Heart Devices Allegations for $30 Million

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

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

Mesh Mistrial; New Trial Starts July 29, 2013

U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin declared the mistrial last week after determining that jurors would not be able to disregard improper testimony by a plaintiff's witness Dr. Lennox Hoyte had testified that no one implants or sells the mesh anymore. The answer was given in response to a Plaintiff’s attorney question: 'What body of evidence [...]

July 17th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Mesh Mistrial; New Trial Starts July 29, 2013