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In Canada, Vaginal Mesh Victims File Class Action Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cook_medical_transvaginal_meshA woman injured by a Cook Medical vaginal mesh has filed a class action lawsuit in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench.

The class action lawsuit calls for at least $500,000 in compensation for each of the women named in the suit.

Women involved in the suit have undergone surgical operations to remove their mesh devices and to repair damage to surrounding organs caused by defective mesh.

Cook Medical already faces numerous lawsuits in the US. Around 385 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia.

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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.

Iowa Newspaper Reports on Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginal_mesh_mdl_2013_settlements_side_effects_court_filing_lawsuitsOne woman’s transvaginal mesh story has become the subject of an article published in The Gazette, a newspaper based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Frances Shulte, who was interviewed by the Iowa publication, underwent surgery to receive an implant of transvaginal mesh in 2005 to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Her personal experience involving an incredible amount of pain and suffering is similar to that of thousands of other women who also received an implant of transvaginal mesh.

According to The Gazette, Shulte’s transvaginal mesh eroded, which is an all too common defect of certain types of mesh products. When transvaginal mesh begins to erode inside of the body, it can cause damage to internal organs and severe pain during any kind of movement.

In an effort to raise awareness of life-altering side effects, such as transvaginal mesh erosion, and to prevent future implants of defective mesh, Shulte has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product that she used.

A West Virginia federal court is currently managing seven transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs). Thousands of lawsuits have been consolidated into this West Virginia federal court targeted at Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, and Neomedic, the latter being the latest medical device manufacturer to be added to the transvaginal mesh MDL roster.

As a national law firm providing legal representation to victims of defective medical devices, Carey Danis & Lowe is familiar with Shulte’s transvaginal mesh story. Our team of transvaginal mesh lawyers encourages you to begin exploring your legal options and compensation eligibility today.

If, like Shulte, you would like to ensure that women are no longer injured by defective transvaginal mesh, Carey Danis & Lowe is available now to listen to your own transvaginal mesh story, and to guide you through the process of filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against your mesh manufacturer.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Expert Witness Maintains Role

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

carey_danis_lowe_law_firm_pharmaceutical_litigation_medical_device_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitThe St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe continue to follow the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit news happening in the U.S. and around the world. A new court document was recently filed in the American Medical Systems multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The document concerns an expert witness, Dr. Catherine Matthews, who is providing testimony for American Medical Systems.

Claiming past communication with Dr. Matthews, the plaintiffs requested that the court reconsider the involvement in of Dr. Matthews. The plaintiffs claimed that Dr. Matthews was betraying confidentiality in working with the defendants.

Judge Cheryl A. Eifert ruled to maintain Dr. Matthews’s involvement in the American Medical Systems MDL on account of the time of communication between her and the plaintiffs, which was before the creation of the MDL itself. In addition, Judge Eifert found that in her contact with the plaintiffs, Dr. Matthews was made knowledgeable of materials neither confidential nor strategic that would render her involvement improper.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that Judge Eifert made a judicious decision in light of the evidence presented. Those on the side of the victims of transvaginal mesh products need not be discouraged by Judge Eifert’s ruling, as it appears that Dr. Matthews does not possess knowledge able to betray the plaintiffs’ strategy.

As of early November 2013, there are 11,496 transvaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated into the American Medical Systems MDL. The American Medical Systems MDL is one of six MDLs being heard in the West Virginia federal court by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. The additional five MDLs involve mesh manufacturers Ethicon, C. R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, and Cook Medical.

American Medical Systems is one of the transvaginal mesh manufacturers currently purported to be in settlement discussions along with C. R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, and Cook Medical, according to Bloomberg. Ethicon is not participating in the settlement talks.

Carey Danis & Lowe attorneys are currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases, and are offering free case evaluations. If you believe that your injuries were caused by a transvaginal mesh implant, you have a case that may qualify you to receive compensation.

If you have concerns about health complications associated with transvaginal mesh, discuss them with one of Carey Danis & Lowe’s on-staff nurses. Also, read more about transvaginal mesh and mesh lawsuits on the Carey Danis & Lowe personal injury litigation blog.

Share your transvaginal mesh injury story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Pretrial Order Filed in West Virginia Federal Court

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

gavel_multidistrict_litigation_settlements_trial_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitsTransvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe note that the transvaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated into six multidistrict litigations (MDLs) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia are continuing to make progress with a new document filed by the court. The latest pretrial order filed by the court pertains to upcoming status conference meetings for all six of the MDLs. The status conference scheduled for November 7, 2013 has been canceled, with the next status conference scheduled for December 5.

The pretrial order provides dates for future status conferences through September 2014.

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin is presiding over the six transvaginal mesh MDLs. As of late October 2013, there are 5,290 cases in the C. R. Bard MDL; 11,329 cases targeted at American Medical Systems; 6,957 lawsuits pending in the Boston Scientific MDL; 11,158 cases in the Ethicon MDL; 1,126 lawsuits consolidated into the Coloplast Corp. MDL; and Cook Medical faces 157 lawsuits.

Women who have received a transvaginal implant and have experienced an adverse outcome continue to contact the transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe for legal advice, and to speak with one of our on-staff nurses. If you believe that your injuries originate from a defective transvaginal mesh device, you have a case that may be eligible for compensation.

Carey Danis & Lowe is here to discuss your legal options, and to assist with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.

Learn more about transvaginal mesh lawsuits by reading Carey Danis & Lowe’s articles about the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh device, and find out the latest on the transvaginal mesh MDL settlement discussions.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: West Virginia MDLs Met Mid-September for Status Conference

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_settlements_news_mdl_class_action_lawsuit_vaginal_mesh_lawsuit_erosion_pain_bleedingThere are six transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) being heard by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The court convened in mid-September for a status conference to discuss progress in all six of the transvaginal mesh MDLs.

Both parties discussed the deadline for filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Judge Goodwin stated that he would mull over a deadline extension and flexibility on the weekly filing allowance.

The plaintiffs counsel and defendants counsel also discussed progress being made in the bellwether trial process. According to the status conference minutes, the next bellwether trial among the six transvaginal mesh MDLs will be Jones v. C. R. Bard, scheduled to begin on November 12, 2013.

In the American Medical Systems MDL, the first bellwether trial was scheduled for December 2013, but has been delayed with a new start date yet to be decided.

The six transvaginal mesh MDLs 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: Ethicon Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2327
  • In re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2387
  • In re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2440

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), patients who experienced an adverse effect from transvaginal mesh most often reported mesh erosion as being the complication. Transvaginal mesh erosion occurs when the mesh begins eroding surrounding tissue and organs. The FDA has also reviewed a number of adverse event reports wherein the patient experienced infection, bleeding, and painful intercourse associated with a transvaginal mesh implant.

The team of St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe work diligently to win you or your loved one a day in court, so that your transvaginal mesh case can finally be heard. Work with one of our transvaginal mesh lawyers, and receive a free legal evaluation of your transvaginal mesh case. Carey Danis & Lowe can also assist with evaluating your compensation eligibility and with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519, or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

Five Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers Reported to Be in Settlement Discussions

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginal_mesh_mdl_2013_settlements_side_effects_court_filing_lawsuitsIn a federal court in West Virginia, five transvaginal mesh manufacturers, C. R. Bard, Boston Scientific Corp., American Medical Systems, Coloplast Corp., and Cook Medical, are purported to be in discussions to settle thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Over 12,000 lawsuits have been consolidated into five different multidistrict litigations (MDLs) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

The settlement talks do not include Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.

There is speculation that the West Virginia transvaginal mesh MDLs could see a huge surge of new cases in light of these settlement discussions. Some are even calling for a multibillion dollar settlement, according to Bloomberg.

In a recent regulatory document, approximately 12,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against C. R. Bard. Of those 12,000, over 4,800 have been consolidated into the C. R. Bard MDL in West Virginia. Boston Scientific Corp. has been dealt the same amount of lawsuits as C. R. Bard, with approximately 6,300 of those cases consolidated into the Boston Scientific Corp. MDL. As for Coloplast Corp., the medical device manufacturer faces over 1,000 lawsuits in the Coloplast MDL. The latest case number data for the Cook Medical MDL shows that the Indiana based manufacturer is being targeted with just over 100 transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

As of early October, Ethicon faces over 10,200 transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the Ethicon MDL.

To learn more about transvaginal mesh lawsuits, read about the C. R. Bard settlement agreement reached in a New Jersey transvaginal mesh lawsuit or get an in-depth look at transvaginal mesh injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, the attorneys and medical experts at Carey Danis & Lowe are here to help. Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe, St. Louis class action attorneys, by calling 800.721.2519, or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

Carey Danis & Lowe Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers Review Federal Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized
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The team of transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe reviewed the number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. As of late September, there are currently over 32,000 cases filed against six different transvaginal mesh manufacturers, including C. R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corp., Ethicon, Coloplast Corp., and Cook Medical.

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin is presiding over the six transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) in the West Virginia federal court.

C. R. Bard faces 4,755 cases, whereas 10,284 lawsuits have been consolidated against American Medical Systems. Plaintiffs have filed 6,267 against Boston Scientific Corp., and 10,108 cases against Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. Coloplast Corp. faces 1,080 transvaginal mesh lawsuits, and the newest MDL added to the West Virginia federal court, Cook Medical, includes 152 cases.

In the coming months, Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers will continue to closely watch the number of new lawsuits being consolidated into these six West Virginia MDLs.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm based in St. Louis that represents women who claim injury from transvaginal mesh implants. Our team of attorneys works diligently to provide these women with expert legal counsel.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, Carey Danis & Lowe encourages you to speak with one of our attorneys today for a free legal evaluation of your mesh case. You can also speak with one of our on-staff nurses concerning transvaginal mesh health problems.

Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519, or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

As of late September 2013, there are over 32,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending in a West Virginia federal court. Read more on the Carey Danis & Lowe blog.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: New Pretrial Order Filed in Transvaginal Mesh MDLs in West Virginia Federal Court

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsThe six transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation cases continue to progress, with a new pretrial order being filed by the court clerk. In the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit news pertaining to these six MDLs, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin canceled two upcoming status conferences scheduled for August 1 and September 26. The next status conference in the six transvaginal mesh MDLs will be held on November 7.

In the place of a status conference on August 1, Judge Goodwin will preside over the Cook Medical MDL’s initial conference. The Cook Medical MDL was recently established in the West Virginia federal court in June 2013. Currently, there are 42 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been consolidated into the Cook Medical MDL.

In pretrial order number 83 filed in Ethicon MDL 2327, Judge Goodwin outlined a schedule for upcoming joint status conferences in the six transvaginal mesh MDLs. The status conference schedule currently covers dates through September 2014.

The Cook Medical MDL is In re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL 2440. The Ethicon MDL is In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL 2327. Both MDLs are being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers are encouraged to see significant progress being made in the six transvaginal mesh MDLs. Carey Danis & Lowe is currently accepting transvaginal mesh cases, and urges any individuals who believe that they were injured by a transvaginal mesh product to contact our law firm.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation and for assistance with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Call 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim form.

FDA Ordered Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers to Conduct Safety Studies: Boston Scientific Commits $1 Million to SUPeR Trial

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginal_mesh_implants_lawsuit_litigation_settlements_obtapeBoston Scientific recently contributed a $1 million research grant to the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN). The research funds will be used in the SUPeR clinical trial, a study examining ways to treat a type of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) known as uterine prolapse

Participants in the SUPeR study will be selected for one of two treatment alternatives. The first uses a Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh product known as the Uphold LITE, and the other treatment option involves the more traditional method of surgery and a hysterectomy.

The study will span 5 years, during which researchers will regularly check in with participants every six months. Study data from the SUPeR clinical trial will be released in 2018.

Following increasing reports of problems linked to the use of transvaginal mesh, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products to initiate studies examining its health risks. Boston Scientific’s research grant comes in response to the FDA’s research order in January 2012.

Boston Scientific faces a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in a federal court in West Virginia. As of July 16, 2013, there are 5,234 transvaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated into the Boston Scientific MDL. Along with Boston Scientific, transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into MDLs against C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Ethicon, Coloplast, and Cook Medical. All six of these transvaginal mesh MDLs are being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Women have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that these products resulted in serious health issues, including mesh erosion and contraction, infection, bleeding, pelvic area pain, pain during intercourse, and organ damage. Furthermore, plaintiffs who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits go on to claim that transvaginal mesh manufacturers created poorly designed products, marketed these products without issuing safety warnings, and did not thoroughly research the product.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers are encouraged to see Boston Scientific making an effort to study their transvaginal mesh products, especially in light of the thousands of individuals who claim to have been injured by their products.

Our transvaginal mesh lawyers are currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases, and are offering free legal evaluations, in addition to assistance with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.