Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Will Stay in MDL

Boston Scientific’s Motion to Dismiss Some Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Denied The federal judge overseeing several multidistrict litigations (MDLs) involving personal injury caused by transvaginal mesh devices has denied a motion from Boston Scientific to dismiss some of the transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the pharmaceutical company’s transvaginal … [Read more...]

Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict

First Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict Awarded A jury recently awarded Plaintiff, Linda Gross, damages in her Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Despite the TVM jury verdict,  Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, requested that the  transvaginal mesh jury verdict be overturned. On Tuesday, July 15th, a federal judge denied the … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Banned by Scottish Health Board

Transvaginal Mesh Banned by Dumfries and Galloway Health Board in Scotland The National Health Services Scottish Board has ordered that the use of transvaginal mesh banned officially, after hearing testimonies of victims of the devices earlier this month. On the morning of June 3rd, campaigners Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy provided evidence … [Read more...]

AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Prompt Safety Studies

AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Lead to TVM Safety Studies In the midst of a number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits, American Medical Systems (AMS), a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals responsible for manufacturing the company’s transvaginal mesh devices, has enrolled several hundred patients in the Embrace program, a new study on the safety and … [Read more...]

Coloplast Reserves Over $100 Million for Transvaginal Mesh Trials

Danish Company Coloplast Sets Over $100 Million Aside for Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer Coloplast, based in Denmark, announced on Friday, May 2nd, that the company had reserved one billion Danish krones – which is over $100 million – to help pay for transvaginal mesh litigation in the United … [Read more...]

Ethicon Improperly Destroyed Transvaginal Mesh Files

Court Official Rules J&J/Ethicon Destroyed Thousands of Files on Transvaginal Mesh Implants A court official in the J&J/Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) has decided that the pharmaceutical giant improperly destroyed thousands of files regarding the safety and efficacy of transvaginal mesh devices. Cheryl Eifert, a U.S. magistrate … [Read more...]

Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Will Move Forward

Judge Denies Motion of Summary Judgment in Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Boston Scientific is one of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers that face thousands of personal injury lawsuits related to their products. The company has some upcoming litigation in 2014, including bellwether trials. Recently, Boston Scientific filed a motion … [Read more...]

J&J Subsidiary Ethicon Faces 1,800 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits in Court and in the Lab This Month

Manufacturers of the Gynecare ProLift Transvaginal Mesh System Face Plaintiffs and Scientists Earlier in January, Linda Gross’s lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon went forward in court. The plaintiff had a transvaginal mesh device made by Ethicon implanted to help prevent pelvic organ prolapse in 2006, and since then has had … [Read more...]

First Transvaginal Mesh Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Goes to Court

“Simple” Surgery with Transvaginal Mesh Causes Severe Complications, Personal Injury Lawsuit Linda Gross, 46 years old from South Dakota, was suffering bloating and constipation related to pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which organs in the pelvis begin shifting due to weakening of the muscles in the pelvic wall. Her doctor recommended a … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Trial Dates Set; Device Manufacturers Must Turn Over Documents

Judge Goodwin Forces Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers to File Documents Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the United States District Court in West Virginia presides over not one multidistrict litigation, but four, all involving transvaginal mesh lawsuits. The lawsuits involve five separate manufacturers – Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, … [Read more...]

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