Judge Goodwin Sets 26 Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Cases for November 2, 2015 Trial

In an effort to begin to unleash the logjam of 25,000 plus Ethicon Vaginal mesh suits in federal court, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia set a November 2, 2015 trial date for 26 Ethicon cases.  Ethicon, which is a Johnson & Johnson product has been resistant to settlement [...]

June 16th, 2015|Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Judge Goodwin Sets 26 Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Cases for November 2, 2015 Trial

Second November 2014 Huge Mesh Loss for Boston Scientific

On November 20, 2014, a jury in Charleston, West Virginia Federal court found the Massachusetts Company liable to four women following a 10-day trial and determined damages for each of the four women ranging from $3.25 million to $4.25 million for the injuries.  The women used the company’s Obtryx device (Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System) [...]

November 21st, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Second November 2014 Huge Mesh Loss for Boston Scientific

Dallas Jury Awards $73 Million TVM Verdict against Boston Scientific

In the first victory for plaintiffs against Boston Scientific Corp. and their mesh devices, a Dallas, Texas jury found for the plaintiff Martha Salazar and ordered Boston Scientific to pay a staggering $73 million.  Jurors found Boston Scientific to be at fault for the damages that Ms. Salazar suffered as well as a finding of [...]

September 10th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Dallas Jury Awards $73 Million TVM Verdict against Boston Scientific

West Virginia Federal Jury Awards $3.27 Million Verdict against Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon

In another victory for plaintiffs against vaginal-mesh implant manufacturers, a federal jury in West Virginia found for the plaintiff Jo Huskey and ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $3.27 million.  Jurors found that J&J defectively designed the Ethicon TVT-O sling and failed to properly warn doctors and patients the device could erode, subsequently damaging organs [...]

September 5th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on West Virginia Federal Jury Awards $3.27 Million Verdict against Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon

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

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

Bloomberg Reports Settlement Talks in Mesh Cases

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 [...]

September 30th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Bloomberg Reports Settlement Talks in Mesh Cases

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