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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: New Jersey Cases Continue to Increase

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

lawshitVaginal mesh lawsuits filed by women who have suffered serious injuries after using medical products manufactured by either C.R. Bard and Ethicon continue to increase in a New Jersey state court in Atlantic City. Plaintiffs have filed 1,585 lawsuits in the C.R. Bard litigation. Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is named as the defendant in 7,210 cases.

Thus far in October, the Ethicon litigation has seen filings of 32 new cases, with 9 new cases being filed against C.R. Bard.

The case list for the New Jersey vaginal mesh litigation was updated on October 20, 2014.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Users

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that specializes in defective medical device litigation. Our team of dedicated attorneys are currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases. If you or someone you love has been injured by either a C.R. Bard or an Ethicon product, we encourage you to begin exploring your legal options and eligibility for compensation with one of our attorneys today.

We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Carey Danis & Lowe is available to listen to your transvaginal mesh story today. Contact our law firm by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.

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Carey Danis & Lowe Encouraged by C. R. Bard Settlement in New Jersey Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

gI_58887_TVMThe law firm of Carey Danis & Lowe continues to closely follow transvaginal mesh lawsuit news across the country. As a national law firm representing women who allege that transvaginal mesh caused them harm and injury, Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers were encouraged by the outcome of a lawsuit in New Jersey involving the medical device manufacturer, C. R. Bard.

The transvaginal mesh lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial in late September in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Atlantic City, according to Bloomberg.* However, before proceedings could commence, C. R. Bard reached a settlement agreement with the plaintiff. The settlement amount has not been made public.

The lawsuit, Virgil v. C. R. Bard Inc., ATL-L6917-10, involves a Colorado woman, Melanie Virgil, who received an implant of the C. R. Bard Avaulta Plus mesh. In her lawsuit, Virgil claims that the C. R. Bard mesh severely impacted her health, requiring several surgical operations.

In past lawsuits that went to trial, C. R. Bard was ordered to pay $5.5 million in a California case, and $2 million in a federal case in West Virginia.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The C. R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) is In re: C. R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2187. C. R. Bard faces approximately 4,600 cases in the West Virginia MDL.

Carey Danis & Lowe lawyers are currently working on transvaginal mesh cases, and are offering legal evaluations to parties that claim injury. For more information about legal services provided by the attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe, call 800-721-2519.

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ABOUT CAREY DANIS & LOWE

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519 for more information.

Carey Danis & Lowe Pelvic Mesh Lawyers Weigh in on Ethicon MDL 2327 and Gynecare Prolift Mesh Lawsuit Removal Request

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Published April 25, 2013 by PR Web

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) April 25, 2013

carey_danis_lowe_law_firm_pharmaceutical_litigation_medical_device_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitPelvic mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe continue to follow Ethicon MDL 2327 proceedings currently taking place in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, as the law firm represents women who have been injured by defective pelvic mesh.

A recent update in the Ethicon MDL involves a pretrial order issued by Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers and U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. The order pertains to the judge responsible for overseeing the discovery process in the vaginal mesh MDLs. As Judge Mary E. Stanley has retired, any matters pertaining to discovery will now be the responsibility of Judge Cheryl A. Eifert.

Carey Danis & Lowe pelvic mesh lawyers perceive the transference of discovery process responsibility from one judge to another as no impediment to the expedited legal processes inherent in a multidistrict litigation.

According to Carey Danis & Lowe, another noteworthy update in the Ethicon MDL 2327 involves a plaintiff with a case in the Ethicon MDL named Dawn Flores, who recently attempted to have her case moved from the MDL in West Virginia to a California state court, where the plaintiff resides. The case is Flores et al. v. Ethicon Inc. et al., case number 2:12-cv-01804.

Flores filed her vaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon claiming that their Gynecare Prolift mesh was defective in that it eroded, leading to infections and severe pain, in addition to psychological and emotional suffering, according to the Ethicon vaginal mesh trial memorandum and order about Ms. Flores’ case.

Though Ms. Flores’ request was denied, in cases where plaintiffs are severely ill, Carey Danis & Lowe pelvic mesh lawyers consider it important that such lawsuits be put to trial in a timely fashion for the sake of the plaintiff.

A plaintiff in another case that was recently settled, Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, cited similar problems with Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift mesh. In Linda Gross’ Gynecare Prolift mesh lawsuit, she alleged that the mesh hardened after implantation, and required numerous surgeries to remove the hardened mesh, according to a Bloomberg report on the case.* Gross v. Gynecare, case number Atl-L-6966-10, was heard in the Superior Court of Atlantic County in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Pelvic mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe encourage individuals who have been injured by Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift to contact our law firm to discuss legal options. Carey Danis & Lowe is offering free legal evaluations of vaginal mesh cases and assistance in filing vaginal mesh lawsuits.

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*Bloomberg article about Gross v. Gynecare Inc., case number Atl-L-6966-10:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-25/j-j-failed-to-warn-of-vaginal-mesh-risks-n-j-jury-rules-1-.html

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519.

Gynecare Prolift Lawsuit News: Gross v. Gynecare Jury Rules that Johnson & Johnson to Pay Over $7 Million in Punitive Damages

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Gynecare Prolift Lawsuit News: Gross v. Gynecare Jury Rules that Johnson & Johnson to Pay Over $7 Million in Punitive DamagesLast week, Carey Danis & Lowe released an update on the Gynecare Prolift trial in New Jersey, and wrote that Linda Gross was awarded $3.35 million in a case involving Johnson & Johnson’s defective Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh. On February 25, the jury announced Gross’s compensatory award, and later also ruled that Johnson & Johnson should pay $7.76 million in punitive damages on top of the compensatory award.

Gross is a resident of South Dakota, and a former nurse, who received an implant of Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). After undergoing eighteen corrective surgeries to remove the hardened Gynecare Prolift device, and suffering through a slew of other health complications that have left her unable to work, Gross filed a vaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon.

Gross’s case is being heard in a New Jersey Superior Court in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and is being overseen by Judge Carol Higbee. Gross’s case represents the first of 4,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits to go to trial. Of the 4,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the United States, approximately 2,100 vaginal mesh lawsuits remain pending in New Jersey courts.

In deciding the total amount to award in compensation and punitive damages, the jury ruled that Johnson & Johnson did not adequately inform Gross’s surgeon about the health complications associated with use of the Gynecare Prolift device. Furthermore, according to a Bloomberg report on Gross’s case, the jury ruled that Johnson & Johnson had employed deceptive advertising strategies in marketing the vaginal mesh product.

Despite the jury’s decision, Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that developed and manufactured the Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh device, has announced that it plans to file an appeal of the punitive verdict, citing the lack of evidence bolstering the over $7 million paid in punitive damages.

The jury might have been swayed by the closing arguments, during which the plaintiff’s attorneys spoke about carefully considering the conduct of pharmaceutical giants like Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon. The plaintiff’s attorneys also spoke about deliberating the punishment such a company deserves when they disregard consumer safety.

Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe find the jury’s verdict on the compensatory and the punitive damages to be demonstrative of the future of the Gynecare Prolift lawsuits. However, due to Ethicon’s statement about their desire to appeal, Carey Danis & Lowe is still monitoring the outcome of Gross v. Gynecare for any important changes, as these may have a significant effect on pending vaginal mesh lawsuits.

If you or someone you love has been injured by the Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh device or another type of vaginal mesh, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.  Contact an experienced defective medical device lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519 or by completing a legal claim form.

Closing Arguments Delivered in Gynecare Prolift Trial in New Jersey

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Closing Arguments Delivered in Gynecare Prolift Trial in New JerseyA decision by the jury should be delivered soon regarding a lawsuit filed in New Jersey against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, the developer and manufacturer of the Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh product. Late last week, both sides shared their closing arguments, which leaves the jury to deliberate on the testimony presented before them since the start of the trial on January 10, 2013.

The case is Gross v. Gynecare Inc., and is being heard in a SuperiorCourtofAtlanticCounty in Atlantic City, New Jersey by Judge Carol Higbee. The plaintiff is a former nurse from South Dakota, Linda Gross. According to a Bloomberg News report, Gross’s lawsuit is the first Gynecare Prolift lawsuit to go to trial out of 1,800.

Gross filed the Gynecare Prolift lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the pharmaceutical company neglected to disclose the health risks connected to use of their vaginal mesh product. Furthermore, in closing statements, the plaintiff’s lawyer stated that Ethicon was fully knowledgeable of the health risks linked to implantation of the Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh, but ignored those risks in marketing the vaginal mesh product.

Health complications linked to the implantation of vaginal mesh like Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift include the following:

  • severe pelvic pain
  • bleeding
  • infections
  • vaginal mesh exposure
  • vaginal mesh erosion
  • vaginal mesh hardening causing tissue scarring
  • several surgical procedures to remove the mesh

Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are closely monitoring the Gynecare Prolift trial in New Jersey, and are currently evaluating Gynecare Prolift cases. The law firm of Carey Danis & Lowe seeks justice for our clients who have been made the victims of negligent pharmaceutical giants.

If you or someone you love has been injured by the Johnson & Johnson Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering, losses, medical expenses, and more. Contact an experienced trial lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation and to file a Gynecare Prolift lawsuit by calling 800.721.2519 or by filling out our legal claims form.

First Gynecare Prolift Lawsuit Trial Moves Forward in New Jersey Court: Johnson & Johnson Official Concedes to High Failure Rate of Defective Gynecare Prolift Mesh

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Kugel & Transvaginal Mesh Patch ComplicationsThe first trial of 1,800 regarding Johnson & Johnson’s defective Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh was heard in a New Jersey state court in Atlantic City last week. The trial, known as Gross v. Gynecare Inc., concerns a nurse from South Dakota named Linda Gross, who claims that she underwent 18 revision surgeries to first remove the Gynecare Prolift mesh, and then to repair the damages caused by Johnson & Johnson’s notorious surgical mesh product, according to a report published by Bloomberg.

A Johnson & Johnson company official, the first witness to be brought to the stand in the Gross trial, admitted that a subsidiary of the company, Ethicon, who developed and manufactured the Gynecare Prolift mesh, was aware of the product’s high failure rate. In fact, this Johnson & Johnson Ethicon representative, Scott Ciarrocca, confessed that after 6 months about 20% of the Gynecare Prolift mesh devices proved defective, and after a year, the failure rate was documented to be even higher at 27%.

Gross, like the other 1,800 plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, have done so because they believe that Johnson & Johnson marketed the defective vaginal mesh in spite of its high failure rate and potential to cause serious health complications, and committed a huge misstep by disregarding these facts in order to sell the device.

In June 2012, Johnson & Johnson announced that it had plans to discontinue sales of four of its vaginal mesh products, and would begin scaling back availability over a four month period. The products that have been recalled include Gynecare Prolift, Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System, the Prolift+M Gynemesh M, and the Gynecare TVT Secur System.

In explaining its reason for recalling these four vaginal mesh products, a Johnson & Johnson spokesperson refused to refer to the move as a recall, but rather a “discontinuation”, according to a report from Reuters. Furthermore, the Gynecare Prolift mesh recall, according to this same Johnson & Johnson spokesperson, had no relation to the Gynecare Prolift lawsuits nor high failure rates and compromised health. Instead, Johnson & Johnson asserted that plans to stop sales worldwide are concerned with long term market relevance and success rates.

Defective vaginal mesh has caused a significant amount of pain and suffering in patients who received a surgical implant to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Not only have these individuals had to receive numerous revision surgeries, but they also have experienced the following health problems related to defective vaginal mesh, in particular the Gynecare Prolift product:

  • infections
  • vaginal erosion
  • organ perforation
  • severe pain in pelvic region
  • pain during intercourse
  • vaginal discharge and bleeding

If you or a loved one has received a surgical implant of vaginal mesh, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift, and have experienced serious and negative side effects like those described above, you and your loved one may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.

For a free legal consultation, contact an experienced trial lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519.