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Texas Judge Reduces Transvaginal Mesh Personal Injury Verdict

Jury Awards $73.4 Million in Personal Injury Damages to Transvaginal Mesh Victim, Judge Cuts Award in Half In a transvaginal mesh personal injury case against Boston Scientific last month, a jury awarded the plaintiff $73.4 million in punitive and compensatory damages for her pain and suffering, as well as ongoing medical expenses. Now, the … [Read more...]

Next Transvaginal Mesh Personal Injury Lawsuit Already Underway

Next Case Against Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer CR Bard Already Going to Trial The second in a series of bellwether cases against transvaginal mesh manufacturer CR Bard is already headed to trial in the US District Court of West Virginia – it began on August 19th, the week after the first CR Bard bellwether case was decided in favor of the … [Read more...]

Final Arguments Heard in First Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trial

Plaintiff Alleges that J&J Did Not Study Transvaginal Mesh’s Dangers Thoroughly The first transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation’s (MDL) bellwether trial, a personal injury lawsuit brought forth by 47-year-old Linda Gross, had closing arguments on February 15th, after five weeks of debate and deliberation. The plaintiff’s personal injury … [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...]

Tranvaginal Mesh (TVM) Could Lead to Autoimmune Disease Risks

Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Lawsuit What are autoimmune diseases? Our immune system is a complex network of special cells and organs that defends the body from germs and other foreign invaders. At the core of the immune system is the ability to tell the difference between self and nonself: what's you, and what's foreign. The body can sometimes view … [Read more...]

Ethicon Ordered to Disclose Post-Market Transvaginal Mesh Studies to Court

The Honorable Carol E. Higbee has ordered Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon to produce all communications and correspondence between the transvaginal mesh manufacturer and the FDA regarding their regulation, Section 522. Section 522, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, is a combination of earlier laws that allows the FDA to … [Read more...]

Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Consolidated into 6th MDL

The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has officially consolidated lawsuits against Coloplast’s transvaginal mesh devices into one multidistrict litigation, MDL 2387. The cases have been consolidated in the Southern District Court of West Virginia, under the honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Judge Goodwin manages 4 other MDLs against … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

On July 13, 2011, the FDA announced that patients undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair with a surgical mesh may be at a greater risk for transvaginal mesh complications than women pursuing other surgical treatments. Because the manufacturers of transvaginal meshes failed to warn patients and doctors about this increased risk, women suffering … [Read more...]

Top 6 Alternatives to Vaginal Mesh Implants

Vaginal mesh implants have been used in the United States since the early 2000’s, and have gained popularity as an easy and quick surgical alternative to hysterectomies or other, more drastic, forms of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, since 2010 a slew of personal injury lawsuits have been … [Read more...]

Three J&J Execs to Testify about Transvaginal Mesh Complications

In a July 19th ruling, the Hon. Carol Higbee, presiding judge over the consolidated litigation in Atlantic City, ordered that three Johnson & Johnson executives must testify in court regarding their transvaginal mesh products. The executives are new CEO Alex Gorsky, former J&J Vice Chairman Sheri McCoy, and Ethicon Franchise head Gary … [Read more...]

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