Defective Medical Device litigation


Over 700 IVC Filter Lawsuits Pending in Federal Court

As of July 2016, there are over 700 Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter lawsuits pending in a federal court in Arizona. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) is IN RE: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2641. The…

Yale IVC Filter Study: Benefits Unclear

In March 2016, a medical journal published a study on IVC filters conducted by the Yale School of Medicine. The study, “Vena Caval Filter Utilization and Outcomes in Pulmonary Embolism : Medicare Hospitalizations From 1999 to 2010”, appeared…

Boston Scientific Delays, Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Return to State Courts

In late October 2015, a federal judge denied a request made by Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of vaginal mesh devices. The company sought to move 62 transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which were filed as a single multi-plaintiff suit, into…

Boston Scientific Mesh Damages Cut from $100 Million to $10 Million

A judge in the ongoing mesh litigation against Boston Scientific significantly reduced the amount awarded to a victim in a May jury trial. New Castle County, Delaware Judge Mary Johnston said the compensations awarded to Deborah Barba ($100…

NuvaRing Lawsuit Dismissal is a Betrayal

Erika Langhart’s family feels betrayed by the legal system. The Langharts brought a lawsuit against Merck because they believe Merck’s product NuvaRing caused their daughter’s death. Their case was dismissed, denying the couple, through a jury trial, the…

Vaginal Mesh Surgery: Study on Low- & High-Volume Surgeons

Surgical operations strike fear in some patients; before the procedure, they worry about what could go wrong. A new study shows that less can go wrong with surgeons who’ve performed the same procedure, in this case, transvaginal mesh…

Scotland’s Health Minister Apologizes to Transvaginal Mesh Victims

Shona Robison, Scotland’s Health Minister, formally apologized to women who suffered complications following transvaginal mesh implant surgeries. Ms. Robison recognized that the medical establishment hadn’t listened to the women who experienced pain and suffering from the implant. The…

$2M Vaginal Mesh Verdict Tied Up in Appeals Court

Fast-tracking medical device approvals is tying up a $2 million jury verdict. The plaintiff in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit won a $2 million award, but now the award is under question in an appeals court. Why? The defendant…

TVM Dallas Case

Ethicon, a branch of Johnson & Johnson, failed to disclose the dangers and complications linked to its Prosima vaginal mesh device. These statements were given by experts in Texas State Court in late September. In the first court…

Vaginal Mesh Slings Fail in about 3 Percent of Incontinence Surgeries

A new study finds that about 1 in 30 women who opt for vaginal mesh implants need to remove or replace the devices within 10 years. Patients fared best when sling operations were done by surgeons who performed…

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