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$2M Vaginal Mesh Verdict Tied Up in Appeals Court

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitFast-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 in the case, transvaginal mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard, argues that the verdict needs to be voided. The company contends that evidence presented to the jury was incomplete.

During the trial, both parties didn’t mention how the transvaginal mesh device under question received its approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

With most transvaginal mesh products, companies received approval via the 510(k) process.

What’s a 510(k)?

Think of the 510(k) as a template system. A medical device manufacturer submits their transvaginal mesh device to the FDA for approval. That device wins approval due to its rigorous testing, and it becomes the template for future products.

Future transvaginal mesh devices can apply for FDA approval using the 510(k) process, and can cite similarity to that first device that received FDA approval.

In the case of transvaginal mesh, citing similarity was enough to bring these defective products to consumers.

Too many modifications

However, there comes a point when medical devices have been modified so much, they can no longer be considered similar to the first device with FDA approval. This alone should require the manufacturer of the highly-modified device to conduct rigorous research to determine safety.

This wasn’t the case for most transvaginal mesh devices, and is the reason why women all over the world are stepping forward to hold manufacturers like C.R. Bard, Ethicon, American Medical Systems, and Boston Scientific accountable.

We can help you step forward.

Are you ready to share your transvaginal mesh story? We’re here to listen, and to help you.

Our experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers are available to discuss your case during a free consultation. We’ll guide you through your legal options, compensation eligibility, and whether filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit is the right decision for you.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

A June Meeting for Consolidated Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsWhen Judge Goodwin said he was going to “kick it into high gear”, he really meant it.

According to a pretrial order (PTO) filed in early April 2015, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin scheduled a status conference for 6 of 7 transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Representatives for plaintiffs and defendants will meet on June 2, 2015.

In the PTO, the court scheduled each MDL for about an hour-long meeting. The meeting schedule for June 2 is as follows:

  • 10:00 am – C.R. Bard MDL 2187
  • 11:00 am – Boston Scientific MDL 2326
  • 1:30 pm – Ethicon MDL 2327
  • 2:30 pm – Coloplast MDL 2387
  • 3:00 pm – Cook MDL 2440

The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased to see Judge Goodwin’s drive to keep each of these MDLs on track.

We Can Help You

Carey Danis & Lowe currently represents women who’ve been injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Ethicon, Coloplast, and Cook.

If you have suffered from any serious transvaginal mesh side effects, such as chronic pain or mesh erosion, we encourage you to begin exploring your legal options.

Free Case Evaluations

During your free case evaluation, one of our defective medical device lawyers will guide you through your legal options, compensation eligibility, and if applicable, the process of filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

 

C.R. Bard Appeal of $5.5 Million Verdict Denied

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitThe California Supreme Court recently denied the appeal of a transvaginal mesh manufacturer, C.R. Bard, who sought to annul a 2012 jury verdict awarding $5.5 million to the plaintiff in the transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Upon receiving the jury’s verdict, C.R. Bard declared that they planned to appeal the decision.

In a Bloomberg report from July 2012, a C.R. Bard representative named Scott Lowry stated that the “the complications suffered by the plaintiff…are not the fault” of C.R. Bard.

The plaintiff in the case, Christine Scott, received an implant of the C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus. Scott experienced mesh erosion, which in turn resulted in stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic pain, according to a Bloomberg report.

The Scott case was the first transvaginal mesh lawsuit to go to trial in the U.S., and thus, it is meaningful whether the case rests in favor of the plaintiff or defendant. C.R. Bard may be out of options for overturning the Scott verdict, and with increasing pressure to settle transvaginal mesh lawsuits, the mesh manufacturer may be moved to let the verdict rest.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is a team of dedicated defective medical device lawyers who are currently filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who sustained injuries from C.R. Bard implants, or implants manufactured by another company, such as Ethicon or Boston Scientific.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, we encourage you to use our offer of a free, no obligation case evaluation in order to better understand your case, legal options, and compensation eligibility.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: C.R. Bard Settles a Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitC.R. Bard, a manufacturer of medical devices used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), recently settled a vaginal mesh lawsuit. Selected as a bellwether case, the lawsuit involved the plaintiff, Debra Wise.

The bellwether trial was scheduled to begin on February 18, 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia as part of the C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL).

According to a report by Reuters on C.R. Bard’s decision, the settlement amount is unknown.

The fact that C.R. Bard decided to settle a bellwether case is a positive sign for plaintiffs.

Additionally, the mesh manufacturer’s decision could have been influenced by the presiding judge. Carey Danis & Lowe recently reported that Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is overseeing the 7 mesh MDLs, urged mesh manufacturers to consider settling the tens of thousands of pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

Legal Assistance

If you or someone you love sustained an injury due to vaginal mesh complications, such as mesh erosion, Carey Danis & Lowe is here to help. During a free, no obligation case evaluation, we will guide you through your legal options, and determine your compensation eligibility.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Urged by Judge

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitsThe federal judge who is overseeing the pretrial proceedings in the 7 transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) urged the defendants in each of the MDLs to settle the tens of thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits that they face. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin expressed his belief that without a transvaginal mesh settlement, decades would pass before finally resolving these cases.

According to a Reuters report, Judge Goodwin pointed to the American Medical Systems settlement as a praiseworthy example of what should be done.

Though Judge Goodwin has been pushing for settlement, a few of the vaginal mesh makers, among them C.R. Bard, Ethicon, and Boston Scientific, have been averse to the judge’s recommendation, as they continue to adhere to the belief that their vaginal mesh products are not defective. Still, the increasing amount of pressure that these vaginal mesh makers face may play a major role in ultimately influencing the manufacturers to work out a settlement.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mesh Victims

The dedicated team of defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by C.R. Bard, Ethicon, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, Coloplast, and Cook Medical.

If you have been injured by a transvaginal mesh product manufactured by one of the makers named above, you may be entitled to receive compensation. One of our attorneys can discuss your compensation eligibility during a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Stay up-to-date on the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit updates by reading the Carey Danis & Lowe law blog. Find out about Johnson & Johnson’s allegation of fraud, or about Obtape vaginal mesh lawsuits being settled in Georgia.

Federal Judge Advises C.R. Bard Settlement

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitIn an atypical statement of opinion, the federal judge who is overseeing the thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits in a West Virginia court advised mesh manufacturer, C.R. Bard, to consider a settlement. Such urging is infrequent from federal judges who are managing a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

However, after C.R. Bard has been dealt multi-million dollar loss upon multi-million dollar loss in 2014, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin most likely began to sense that the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits were headed towards major losses for the manufacturer. In fact, Bloomberg published an article in which Judge Goodwin expressed his astonishment as to the lack of stockholder pressure being placed on C.R. Bard over the multi-million dollar losses.

Judge Goodwin was quoted as saying, “If I were a stockholder of any of these companies, I would be materially interested in the fact that there have been multiple million-dollar verdicts for individual plaintiffs.”

Perhaps Judge Goodwin’s insight on the possible outcome of the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits will compel C.R. Bard towards a settlement.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mesh Victims

Our dedicated team of defective medical device lawyers understands the depth of pain and suffering sustained by transvaginal mesh victims, as Carey Danis & Lowe represents women and their families in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We work tirelessly for our clients in an effort to obtain maximum recovery of losses.

If you have been injured by transvaginal mesh, we urge you to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility with Carey Danis & Lowe today. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.

 

Verdict Upheld in 2012 California Transvaginal Mesh Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

crbardtransvaginalmeshlawsuitIn 2012, C.R. Bard faced its first transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The trial took place in a California court, and resulted in the jury deciding to award the plaintiff $5.5 million. C.R. Bard appealed the ruling, and in late November 2014, a California appeals court upheld the majority of the 2012 verdict.

Though the jury called for a $5.5 million award, the portion of the plaintiff’s award for which C.R. Bard was responsible was minimized to $3.6 million. This latter figure the appeals court upheld in the November ruling.

The California case involved a woman who received the C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The woman filed her lawsuit against C.R. Bard after sustaining serious injuries from the defective Avaulta implant.

As the appeals process in this California case did not turn out in C.R. Bard’s favor, perhaps the manufacturer will begin to see that losing in a trial, and appealing the verdict, is a futile strategy, especially in light of the thousands of lawsuits they face in federal and state courts across the U.S.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are encouraged by the appeals court’s decision to uphold the 2012 verdict. It is a confirmation that strong cases stand up in court.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

With years of experience in working on cases involving defective transvaginal mesh, the dedicated team of lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are known for working tirelessly to recover losses for our clients in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. When you seek the legal assistance of Carey Danis & Lowe, you can rest assured that our team will build a strong case, and win you a day in court to share your story of pain and suffering.

We would like to hear from you if you have been injured by transvaginal mesh. Call Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Check the Carey Danis & Lowe law blog often for transvaginal mesh lawsuit updates.

Verdict Upheld in 2012 California Transvaginal Mesh Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

crbardtransvaginalmeshlawsuitIn 2012, C.R. Bard faced its first transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The trial took place in a California court, and resulted in the jury deciding to award the plaintiff $5.5 million. C.R. Bard appealed the ruling, and in late November 2014, a California appeals court upheld the majority of the 2012 verdict.

Though the jury called for a $5.5 million award, the portion of the plaintiff’s award for which C.R. Bard was responsible was minimized to $3.6 million. This latter figure the appeals court upheld in the November ruling.

The California case involved a woman who received the C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The woman filed her lawsuit against C.R. Bard after sustaining serious injuries from the defective Avaulta implant.

As the appeals process in this California case did not turn out in C.R. Bard’s favor, perhaps the manufacturer will begin to see that losing in a trial, and appealing the verdict, is a futile strategy, especially in light of the thousands of lawsuits they face in federal and state courts across the U.S.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are encouraged by the appeals court’s decision to uphold the 2012 verdict. It is a confirmation that strong cases stand up in court.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

With years of experience in working on cases involving defective transvaginal mesh, the dedicated team of lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are known for working tirelessly to recover losses for our clients in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. When you seek the legal assistance of Carey Danis & Lowe, you can rest assured that our team will build a strong case, and win you a day in court to share your story of pain and suffering.

We would like to hear from you if you have been injured by transvaginal mesh. Call Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Check the Carey Danis & Lowe law blog often for transvaginal mesh lawsuit updates.

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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C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement Is $21 Million

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsC.R. Bard offered a $21 million transvaginal mesh lawsuit settlement that could impact around 500 cases. The plaintiffs who filed these lawsuits against C.R. Bard did so after sustaining serious injuries from the company’s mesh products.

These injuries include transvaginal mesh erosion, which can result in internal damage and chronic pain.

According to Bloomberg, the C.R. Bard settlement would provide each plaintiff with a compensation package of around $43,000.

This settlement is an indication that the sheer number of lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, in addition to the costs associated with handling the transvaginal mesh lawsuits, could be influencing the company’s decision-making process.

There has been no word yet on whether the plaintiffs in these 500 cases have accepted the $21 million settlement.

The personal injury lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are dedicated to delivering law news that matters to you. Stay tuned to the Carey Danis & Lowe blog to read about how this settlement proposal unfolds.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that practices defective medical device litigation, and represents women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh products, including those manufactured by C.R. Bard.

As our defective medical device lawyers are currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases, Carey Danis & Lowe encourages anyone who has been injured by transvaginal mesh to explore available legal options and compensation eligibility with our law firm today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.

We invite you to share your transvaginal mesh story with us. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.