J&J settles Bellew Versus Ethicon Prolift Suit on 4th Day of Trial

In what thousands of women hope is a sign of a change in philosophy, on the fourth day of trial in a bellwether case before the Hon Joseph R. Goodwin, Ethicon and J&J entered into a settlement of the case brought by Diane M. Bellew, who had a Ethicon Prolift Anterior Floor Repair System implant [...]

March 9th, 2015|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on J&J settles Bellew Versus Ethicon Prolift Suit on 4th Day of Trial

Endo’s American Medical Scientific Mesh Unit Settles 20,000 Cases for $830 Million

Seeing the writing on the wall, Endo International announced on May 1, 2014 that they will pay $830 million to settle 20,000 cases involving women implanted with the AMS transvaginal mesh unit. Click here to read the full article: Endo’s AMS Unit Settles 20,000 Vaginal Mesh Cases for $830M This settlement will resolve most of [...]

May 7th, 2014|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Endo’s American Medical Scientific Mesh Unit Settles 20,000 Cases for $830 Million

Due to Numerous Injuries, FDA Proposes Reclassifying Vaginal Mesh Devices from Class 2 to Class 3

Based on a number of risks associated with the transvaginal mesh devices including infection, vaginal bleeding, damage to connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels, on May 1, 2014, the FDA proposed reclassification of mesh devices from Class 2 to the more rigorous Class 3 status. "The FDA has identified clear risks associated with surgical mesh [...]

May 5th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Due to Numerous Injuries, FDA Proposes Reclassifying Vaginal Mesh Devices from Class 2 to Class 3

FDA Issues Warning Letter to Mesh Manufacturer ENDO for Federal Regulation Violations

Endo International PLC, a subsidiary of American Medical Systems, Inc. was recently issued a warning letter by the FDA for violating three federal regulations relating to how the Minnesota company facility manufactures its urological devices. Click here to read the full article: Inspection Triggers FDA Warning for Mesh Manufacturer While the warnings does not pertain [...]

April 25th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on FDA Issues Warning Letter to Mesh Manufacturer ENDO for Federal Regulation Violations

Five Boston Scientific Mesh Cases Remanded for Trial in Florida

On April 11, 2014, Judge Joseph Goodwin consolidated five Boston Scientific mesh cases and set them for trial on September 29, 2014 in Southern District of Florida. The cases are: Eghnayem v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-07965 Dotres v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-10077 Nunez v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-24346 Dubois-Jean v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:14-cv-04455, and [...]

April 14th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Five Boston Scientific Mesh Cases Remanded for Trial in Florida

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

Next Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Set for December 3, 2013

The next Bard vaginal mesh implant is set to commence December 3, 2013 in U.S. District in West Virginia.  Judge Joseph Goodwin will preside over the case, Carolyn Jones v. C. R. Bard, Inc. 2:11-cv-00114.  Jones alleges that Bard Avaulta Plus vaginal mesh implant gave her bladder spasms and caused bleeding as well as pelvic [...]

November 25th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Next Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Set for December 3, 2013