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Second Ethicon MDL Bellwether Trial Begins August 22

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonThe second bellwether trial in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) is scheduled to begin with jury selection on August 22, 2014, and an official start on August 25. The bellwether case involves the plaintiff Jo Huskey.

Ethicon Gynecare Mesh Injuries

Women who have received an implant of Ethicon Gynecare mesh and transvaginal mesh products manufactured by other makers often sustain similar injuries that are related to defective design. One of the major causes of transvaginal mesh injuries is mesh erosion, which occurs when the mesh implant breaks down inside of the patient’s body. During this erosion process, women often report severe pelvic area pain, bleeding, and vaginal discharge.

First Ethicon MDL Bellwether Case Dismissed

Earlier this year, Carey Danis & Lowe reported that the first bellwether case in the Ethicon MDL was dismissed. The bellwether case concerned the injuries sustained by plaintiff Carolyn Lewis. Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is presiding over the Ethicon MDL in addition to the other six transvaginal mesh MDLs consolidated in a West Virginia federal court, dismissed Lewis’s transvaginal mesh lawsuit due to a lack of evidence.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mesh Victims

As a St. Louis law firm that practices defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe is committed to providing victims of transvaginal mesh with top-notch legal representation. Our personal injury lawyers understand the pain and suffering dealt by these types of defective products, and as a result, find it imperative to hold accountable the companies behind the products.

Our defective medical device lawyers are currently taking transvaginal mesh cases.

If you or someone you love has sustained injuries from transvaginal mesh, we encourage you to review your legal options and compensation eligibility with Carey Danis & Lowe today. We offer free initial case evaluations with no-obligation.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe. Give us a call at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Rumored Dismissal of First Ethicon MDL Bellwether Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonThe first transvaginal mesh lawsuit in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in a West Virginia federal court has reportedly discontinued proceedings following a ruling for dismissal handed down by the court.

The plaintiff in the case, Carolyn Lewis, filed her transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon after sustaining injuries that she believes were caused by a product manufactured by Ethicon that provides structural support to failing pelvic muscles. Lewis claims that the Ethicon device was poorly designed, and resulted in her sustaining serious internal injuries.

In a number of cases involving defective transvaginal mesh, certain devices prove to be incompatible for long-term internal use, and they begin to shrink, harden, and erode, all while still implanted in the patient. Transvaginal mesh erosion is one of the most commonly reported adverse events, and causes serious injuries to the patient, including organ damage.

As expressed in the Bloomberg article, it has still not yet been verified with the court if the Lewis case has in fact been rejected, an outcome that would relieve Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon of responsibility for the plaintiff’s injuries.

The transvaginal mesh attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe are eager to see the impact that this first bellwether case has on the remaining bellwether cases in the Ethicon MDL. Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation law firm headquartered in St. Louis, with additional offices across the country. Our team of litigators represents victims of defective medical devices, among them transvaginal mesh products.

Though the first bellwether case has reportedly been rejected, such an outcome should not discourage anyone who believes that they have been injured by a transvaginal mesh product from seeking legal assistance. Carey Danis & Lowe encourages you to begin exploring your legal options and your eligibility for compensation today in a free initial consultation.

Our lawyers are available now to hear your transvaginal mesh story. Call us at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Ethicon MDL: First Bellwether Trial Begins February 2014

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonThe first bellwether trial to be heard in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia will begin on February 10, 2014. According to a court document filed in mid-December, the bellwether case involves plaintiff Carolyn Lewis.

MDLs are established to provide an efficient legal process. Thus, cases selected to be heard during the bellwether process should be representative. In this particular instance, the court has agreed that the case selected for the first bellwether trial in February is representative of a majority of cases in the Ethicon MDL, of which there are approximately 13,000.

The case is Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. It will be heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The Ethicon MDL is In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2327, and is being presided over by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.

Before the first bellwether trial begins, the court will convene for a pretrial conference on January 16, 2014.

The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe represent victims of defective medical devices, including Ethicon mesh products. If you believe that you were injured by a transvaginal mesh product, our Ethicon lawyers encourage you to explore your legal options today in a free initial consultation. We can also assist with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

Furthermore, we are proud to provide those injured by transvaginal mesh with both legal and medical resources. Carey Danis & Lowe has a team of on-staff medical experts available to listen closely to your concerns about how transvaginal mesh may have impacted your health, and to provide you with actionable solutions.

Carey Danis & Lowe is here to listen to you transvaginal mesh story right now. Contact us by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Judge Selects Four Bellwether Cases in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Litigation in West Virginia

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonU.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin has selected four bellwether cases in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

The four bellwether cases are:

  • Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. 2:12-cv-04301 TVT
  • Judy Brown, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al. 2:12-cv-07314 TVT
  • Jo Huskey, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al. 2:12-cv-05201 TVT-O
  • Tonya Edwards, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al. 2:12-cv-09972 TVT-O

The first bellwether case, Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson, will be tried on January 14, 2014, with the second bellwether case, Brown v. Ethicon, scheduled for May 27, 2014. As detailed in court documents, Judge Goodwin will hear a case involving Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh product in the third bellwether trial.

With the selection of these bellwether cases, Judge Goodwin has set forth a pretrial management schedule. By September 16, 2013, the plaintiffs have been ordered to submit a list of expert witnesses and deposition dates. Following this, the defendants will deliver a list of their experts and deposition dates by September 27, 2013.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers is a national law firm that represents individuals who claim to have been injured by Johnson & Johnson’s transvaginal mesh devices, such as the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift. Carey Danis & Lowe is pleased to see the Ethicon MDL moving forward with the selection and scheduling of bellwether cases.

Women have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits citing intense pelvic region pain, bleeding, infection, organ damage, mesh erosion, mesh contraction, and painful intercourse. Carey Danis & Lowe encourages anyone who has experienced an injury that they believe is linked to an implant of a transvaginal mesh device to contact one of our experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers today.

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