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Category: Transvaginal Mesh

The Ethicon Mesh Litigation

06/1/2015
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Since transvaginal mesh was first introduced into the market over 20 years ago, many hundreds of thousands of women have undergone operations where doctors have inserted vaginal mesh devices, threading them through incisions in the vagina to fortify pelvic muscles that failed to support internal organs or to treat incontinence, […]

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The Bard Mesh Litigation

06/1/2015
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All filed federal product liability lawsuits claiming injuries with transvaginal mesh or bladder slings used for repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are centralized. In February 2012, multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases against the mesh manufacturers began. This legal process streamlines hundreds of individual claims […]

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The Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

06/1/2015
Defective Medical Devices
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Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a consolidation of civil cases transferred from different jurisdictions around the country to a single U.S. District Court to achieve certain pre-trial efficiencies. All transferred cases must be marked by common fact questions, and are overseen by a federal judge. The aim of this consolidation is to preserve […]

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Third Ethicon Bellwether Trial Set for March 2015

01/19/2015
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Judge Goodwin is presiding over seven different federal multidistrict litigation established for similar cases filed against various medical device manufacturers, including American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Coloplast Corp., Cook Medical, Ethicon , C.R. Bard, and Neomedic. Each of the complaints involves allegations by women who experienced painful complications following the […]

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Punitive Damages Claims May Proceed Against Boston Scientific

01/7/2015
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Several plaintiffs that were implanted with Boston Scientific’s Obtryx transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System alleged in their lawsuits that the manufacturer, Boston Scientific, ignored warning that devices containing polypropylene should not be implanted in humans. These plaintiffs assert that Boston Scientific was aware that the polypropylene used in the Obtryx device […]

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Endo Agreed to Settle Lawsuit Over Mesh Products

10/18/2014
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In October of 2014, Endo International PLC (”Endo”) agreed to settle claims stemming from lawsuits that alleged problems with its vaginal mesh products. In the settlement, Endo asserts that the agreements are not an admission of liability. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Endo agreed to pay “more than $400 million to […]

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