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

A Brief Review of The Trial Testimony and Directed Verdict for Ethicon in Carolyn Lewis Mesh Bellwether Case

On February 18, 2014, Judge Joseph Goodwin granted Ethicon’s Motion for Directed Verdict at the close of Plaintiff’s case in Lewis vs. Ethicon, Inc. (In Re:  Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2327, Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., No. 2:12-4301, S.D. W.Va.). What is a [...]

February 19th, 2014|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on A Brief Review of The Trial Testimony and Directed Verdict for Ethicon in Carolyn Lewis Mesh Bellwether Case

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

Big Pharma: Is Paying Big Fines More Profitable than Telling Doctors and Consumers the Truth in Marketing?

This week, Johnson & Johnson etched its name in the history books of another big pharma company that has been fined over billions of dollars due to a drug manufacturer practices of improper marketing and failure to warn.  Johnson & Johnson pled guilty to claims stemming from allegations that the giant pharmaceutical company knowingly marketed [...]

November 7th, 2013|Actos Diabetes Drug, Avandia Diabetes Drug, DePuy Hip Replacement, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug, Lipitor, Transvaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Big Pharma: Is Paying Big Fines More Profitable than Telling Doctors and Consumers the Truth in Marketing?

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

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