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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Ethicon Handed $3.27M Verdict

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonThe second bellwether case to be heard in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in a federal court in West Virginia has wrapped up its proceedings after approximately two weeks. The transvaginal mesh lawsuit resulted in a jury verdict ordering the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, to pay the plaintiff, Jo Huskey, an award of $3.27 million.

This jury verdict comes on the heels of the first bellwether trial that concluded in Ethicon’s favor earlier in the year.

According to Reuters, Jo Huskey received an implant of Ethicon’s Gynecare TVT Obturator (TVT-O), which is a transvaginal mesh product that has been described as a midurethral sling by an Ethicon spokesperson.

In 2011, Huskey received the Gynecare TVT-O to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). After experiencing extreme pelvic pain, Huskey filed a lawsuit targeted at Ethicon claiming that the Gynecare TVT-O was the cause of her severe pain.

The jury that heard Huskey’s case clearly agreed with her claim linking her pain to the bladder sling. The jury also decided that Ethicon was guilty of selling a defective medical product and negligent in warning health care providers and patients about the possible risks and side effects associated with their transvaginal mesh products.

The team of transvaginal mesh injury lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are encouraged by the jury’s decision. As a St. Louis law firm that works with women and their families across the country in similar cases, we understand the incredible pain and distress dealt by defective medical products.

For a trial to conclude in favor of a plaintiff who suffered enormously is always welcome news.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is an advocate of women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh products, including Ethicon’s Gynecare TVT-O. If you or someone you love has received a transvaginal mesh implant, and has sustained serious injuries, we encourage you to contact our law firm.

Discuss your legal options, compensation eligibility, and any medical concerns with one of our defective medical device lawyers and a doctor or nurse from our medical professional team. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free initial case consultations.

We are available to listen to your transvaginal mesh story. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete our confidential personal injury claim form.

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.

Upcoming Ethicon MDL Bellwether Trial

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_settlements_mdl_multidistrict_litigation_class_action_lawsuit_vaginal_mesh_fda_lawsuitsThe Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is preparing for a second round of bellwether trials, which are due to begin in August 2014. According to a pre-trial order filed by the court managing the Ethicon MDL, the next round of bellwether trials involve two plaintiffs, Jo Huskey and Tonya Edwards.

Huskey’s case is scheduled to be heard first on August 25.

As more and more women continue to file transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeted at Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon over what they claim to be defective medical devices, the outcomes of the Huskey and Edwards cases have the potential to greatly impact transvaginal mesh cases across the country.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Victims

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe will closely watch for updates on these two Ethicon MDL bellwether trials. As a law firm headquartered in St. Louis that practices personal injury litigation and defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe currently represents women who, after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, suffered serious injuries. Our law firm is deeply committed to holding accountable manufacturers who release defective and dangerous products onto the market.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, Carey Danis & Lowe is available today to assist in exploring legal options and compensation eligibility. Our initial case evaluations are free.

Also, on the Carey Danis & Lowe website, victims of transvaginal mesh will find useful resources on transvaginal mesh side effects and the latest lawsuit news. Rely upon Carey Danis & Lowe for frequent updates on legal topics that are important to you.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe. Give our law firm a call at 800.721.2519, or complete a 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.