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Carey Danis & Lowe Lawyers Review Potential Impact of Transvaginal Mesh Settlement

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Published November 7, 2013 by PR Web

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 07, 2013

gI_117818_cdl-pr-102013-transvaginal-meshCarey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers believe that settlement discussions purported to be underway in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia involving five transvaginal mesh manufacturers could have the potential to accelerate the legal process for all parties, and most especially for individuals who claim injury from mesh devices. Furthermore, these settlement discussions could have a ripple effect in regards to the future handling of transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

As a national law firm providing legal counsel to victims of defective medical devices, Carey Danis & Lowe has a vested interest in seeing how the settlement discussions pan out, and if they do, how the settlement itself will be structured, especially in light of how many lawsuits are targeted at the five mesh manufacturers.

According to Bloomberg, there are over 30,000 lawsuits pending in the five multidistrict litigations (MDLs) in the federal court in West Virginia.*

The settlement discussions involve lawsuits that have been consolidated into a federal court in West Virginia. The cases are In Re: C. R. Bard Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2187; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2325; In Re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2326; In Re: Coloplast Corp., Pelvic Repair Support Systems Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2387; and In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2440.

According to the team of transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe, though settlement discussions could eliminate the bellwether trial process, which, although useful, sometimes has a protracted pretrial time line, such discussions will not resolve cases immediately. Due to the sheer number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated in the West Virginia federal court, it is important for plaintiffs to wait patiently for justice and resolution to run its course.

The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe will continue to closely follow the proceedings and discussions in West Virginia in order to keep abreast of the latest information.

Carey Danis & Lowe is currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases, and invites individuals who believe their injuries stem from a defective medical device to reach out to the law firm for a gratis legal evaluation. For more information about legal services provided by Carey Danis & Lowe, call 800-721-2519.

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 about our legal services.

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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.

Jury Rules Against C. R. Bard in Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial & Awards Plaintiff $2 Million

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cr_bard_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_claims_settlementsThe jury in a C. R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuit being heard in a West Virginia federal court recently awarded the plaintiff in the case, Donna Cisson, $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Following twelve hours of deliberation, the jury in Cisson v. C. R. Bard Inc. decided that the developer and manufacturer of the Avaulta transvaginal mesh products must pay the plaintiff a compensatory award of $250,000 and punitive damages in the amount of $1.75 million, according to a Bloomberg report on the bellwether trial.

Cisson filed her vaginal mesh lawsuit alleging that C.R. Bard knowingly developed and marketed a product unsuitable for use in humans. Furthermore, Cisson alleged that the Avaulta Plus mesh resulted in mesh erosion, organ damage, painful intercourse, bleeding, pelvic area pain, and spasms.

C. R. Bard plans to appeal the jury’s ruling in the Cisson case. The surgical mesh manufacturer adheres to the belief in the safety of their Avaulta transvaginal mesh products, despite the revealing evidence presented during the trial.

Cisson’s case is the first of 4,262 vaginal mesh lawsuits to be tried in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. According to a Bloomberg report, C. R. Bard faces a total of 8,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits across the U.S. The C. R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia is In re: C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2187.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers are pleased by the verdict of this vaginal mesh case. The team of legal and medical experts at Carey Danis & Lowe believe that when an individual claims to have been injured by a certain product or medical device, this individual deserves their day in court. Carey Danis & Lowe works diligently to make sure that our clients get the justice they so deserve for undue suffering and debilitating injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, contact the experienced trial lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation and for assistance with filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Hears Testimony from Expert Witness

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

trans_vaginal_mesh_complications_recall_fda_erosion_lawsuit_settlementsThe C.R. Bard bellwether transvaginal mesh trial in the U.S. District for the Southern District of West Virginia

completed its first week on August 2. The plaintiff in the case, Donna Cisson, filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard claiming that she sustained serious injuries following an implant of the Avaulta surgical mesh.

At the end of the first week, the court heard testimony from an expert expert witness, Anthony Brennan, a professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida Gainesville. Brennan testified that the Avaulta vaginal mesh represents a poorly designed product manufactured from an unsafe material that is unsuitable for internal use.

The case is Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., MDL-2187; 2:11-cv-00195.

There are currently 4,156 cases consolidated into the C.R. Bard mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL). In addition the the C.R. Bard MDL, there are five other mesh MDLs being heard in the West Virginia federal court, with over 23,000 pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm that represents women who claim to have been injured by transvaginal mesh products. Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh attorneys are keeping a close eye on the C.R. Bard bellwether trial, as our team continues to receive inquiries from individuals about their legal options and the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit news.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free transvaginal mesh lawsuit consultation by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

Plaintiff Awarded $3.35 Million in Gynecare Prolift Lawsuit: Encouraging Verdict for Victims of Defective Vaginal Mesh Products

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Plaintiff Awarded $3.35 Million in Gynecare Prolift Lawsuit: Encouraging Verdict for Victims of Defective Vaginal Mesh ProductsIn a Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh lawsuit being heard in a New Jersey Superior court, the plaintiff, Linda Gross, was awarded $3.35 million. The trial, overseen by Judge Carol Higbee in Atlantic City, New Jersey, involves a South Dakota resident who claims to have been in severe and unmitigated pain and to have endured 18 operations to remove and repair damages caused by Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh.

Though the jury was split in their final decision in Gross’s case, according to a Bloomberg News report, they did ultimately award her the $3.35 million for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. The verdict was read on February 25, with the next stage of the Gross trial moving on to cover the matter of punitive damages. The punitive damages, intended to penalize defendants for intentional negligence, could total $16.75 million in Gross v. Gynecare Inc.

The jury ruled that Johnson & Johnson did not sufficiently inform Gross’s doctor about the health risks associated with Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh. In reaching its verdict, the jury in Gross’s case also stated that Johnson & Johnson employed misleading advertising in promoting Ethicon’s mesh.

In the past several years, there have been mounting reports of serious injuries related to an implant of Ethicon’s vaginal mesh product. One complication with the Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh involves the surgical mesh hardening following implantation. The hardening causes severe pain, vaginal exposure, and becomes more difficult to extract if removal is necessary. These were the health complications raised by Gross’s attorney during the trial.

In addition to these problems, women have also reported bleeding, infection, painful intercourse, and vaginal mesh erosion.

According to a Reuters report on the New Jersey case, there still remain 1,800 Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh lawsuits in the New Jersey court. Furthermore, in a Fox News report on Gross’s case, Johnson & Johnson made a statement on February 25 that in the U.S., there are 4,000 Gynecare Prolift lawsuits pending in courts across the country. Also, in the vaginal mesh MDL in a West Virginia federal court, there are approximately 11,000 vaginal mesh cases pending against five vaginal mesh manufacturers, among them Ethicon, C.R. Bard Inc., and Boston Scientific Corp.

The verdict reached in Gross’s case comes as welcome news to those individuals who have been injured by Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh. Lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe continue to closely watch the Gross case in New Jersey for the total awarded to Gross and her husband in punitive damages. Furthermore, following this encouraging verdict, Carey Danis & Lowe is continuing to accept Gynecare Prolift claims, and will offer individuals free legal evaluations to assist in determining if a vaginal mesh lawsuit should be filed.

For more information about how to file a Gynecare Prolift lawsuit, contact an experienced trial lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a Carey Danis & Lowe legal claim form.