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TVM Dallas Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Anterior-Vaginal-MeshEthicon, a branch of Johnson & Johnson, failed to disclose the dangers and complications linked to its Prosima vaginal mesh device. These statements were given by experts in Texas State Court in late September.

In the first court case involving Ethicon Inc.’s Prosima product, Dallas County District Court jurors were presented internal Ethicon documents that U.S. FDA specialists and urogynecology experts said showed the company was aware the product showed more risks and potential problems than Ethicon told doctors about.

By not disclosing the vaginal mesh risks, Ethicon is to blame for her pain and suffering, says Plaintiff Carol Cavness.

In heart-wrenching testimony, Ms. Cavness told the court how the agony and limitations caused by the Prosima vaginal mesh device affected her marriage to the point of divorce. The Prosima complications also continue to hinder her relationships with her children and grandchildren because she’s no longer physically able to join in activities with them.

In addition, Carol Cavness fears losing her airline mechanic job because the physical pain impairs her ability to perform heavy physical duties required by the job.

Three of the 6 cases filed against Ethicon over its pelvic mesh products have returned jury awards ranging from $1.2 to $11.1 million.

Carey Danis & Lowe seeks justice in medical product liability cases.

If you or a loved one has suffered complications related to the vaginal mesh Prosima device, compensation for pain and suffering may be due.

Our expert product liability attorneys will guide you through a free consultation and give you details about filing a Prosima mesh lawsuit.

Please contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or send us an email.

Appeals Court Upholds $4M Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuit Verdict

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Topamax, Uncategorized

topamax-lawsuit-settlementsA pharmaceutical giant will go to the ends of the earth to find a way to appeal a case. However, in the Topamax birth defect lawsuit involving plaintiff, April Czimmer, the maker of Topamax presented an appeal that didn’t hold together in court. A panel of judges in a Pennsylvania appeals court struck down Johnson & Johnson’s appeal in late August 2015.

The drug maker originally questioned the October 2013 jury verdict, which ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the plaintiff $4 million. They argued that the jury verdict and the jury’s explanation didn’t conform to a Virginia Supreme Court ruling about the specificity of language used when describing how a drug directly causes an injury.

In the Czimmer case, that injury was a birth defect of the plaintiff’s son known as a cleft palate caused by Topamax exposure in the womb.

The panel of judges agreed with the jury’s instructions, and that the jury’s explanation did demonstrate the causal relationship between Topamax and birth defects. According to a Law360 article about the appeals court decision, the “three-judge panel found that jury instructions in the case were not at odds with a Virginia Supreme Court ruling”.

The decision to uphold the $4 million verdict is excellent news for Czimmer and her son―and for families across the US who’ve been affected by Topamax birth defects.

We can help you.

Our Topamax lawyers are currently investigating cases involving women who consumed Topamax during their pregnancy, and had children with birth defects, especially cleft lips and cleft palates. We offer free case evaluations, during which one of our Topamax lawyers guides you through your legal options, compensation eligibility, and whether filing a Topamax birth defect lawsuit is right for you and your family.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for your free case consultation today. You can reach our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519. You can also share your Topamax story with us online by visiting https://www.careydanis.com/contact/, and completing your confidential personal injury claim form.

We look forward to offering you any assistance that we can.

J&J to Appeal $3M Verdict in Topamax Birth Defects Lawsuit

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Topamax, Uncategorized

topamax_lawsuitIn March 2015, a Pennsylvania jury awarded a Wisconsin family a $3 million award in a Topamax birth defects lawsuit. The suit, which the family filed in December 2011, alleged that Johnson & Johnson, and the subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, failed to warn patients and health care providers about the birth defects risks associated with using Topamax while pregnant.

The family presented their case in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. The mother used Topamax during her pregnancy to treat chronic migraines. The family’s child was born with a cleft lip, which they claim is the result of the child’s exposure to Topamax in the womb.

According to a Law360 article on the Topamax lawsuit, about 3.8% of children exposed to Topamax in the womb develop an oral birth defect. Unfortunately, the risk of developing a cleft lip or a cleft palate is high for these children.

Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals expressed empathy for the family in the case. However, the defendants said that they made the decision to appeal the jury’s $3 million verdict.

They felt that the jury didn’t account for other factors that may have influenced the child’s development of a cleft lip.

We are here to help you.

Carey Danis & Lowe works with families whose children have been injured by Topamax in the womb. Our team of defective drug lawyers is dedicated to recovering losses for these families.

Our lawyers are available to help you. We offer free case evaluations, during which we discuss your case, your compensation eligibility, and whether filing a Topamax birth defects lawsuit is right for you and your family.

The Carey Danis & Lowe staff also includes medical professionals, who are available to answer your questions about Topamax birth defects.

You can reach our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

We look forward to offering you any assistance that we can.

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Johnson & Johnson Handed $5.7M Verdict in California Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitThe jury in a California vaginal mesh lawsuit handed Johnson & Johnson, and their subsidiary, Ethicon, a $5.7 million verdict to be paid to the plaintiff for compensatory and punitive damages. After more than three days of deliberation, the jury agreed that Johnson & Johnson’s transvaginal mesh device, the Abbrevo, is defective.

Furthermore, the jury decided that Johnson & Johnson did not sufficiently educate health care providers and patients about the risks of using their Abbrevo vaginal mesh product.

The plaintiff in the case, Coleen Perry, received an implant of the Abbrevo device in 2011. According to Bloomberg, Perry experienced mesh erosion, and underwent further surgery to remove the Abbrevo device in 2012.

Johnson & Johnson has plans to appeal the verdict. An Ethicon spokesperson was quoted as saying, “Ethicon acted appropriately and responsibly” in handling all phases of bringing the Abbrevo transvaginal mesh device to market.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased by the jury’s verdict, as it will bring much deserved relief and closure to Perry and her family.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe currently represents women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh products, including Ethicon’s Abbrevo sling. If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, we encourage you to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility with one of our attorneys today.

Carey Danis & Lowe offers free, no obligation case evaluations.

 

J&J Abandons Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Fraud Investigation

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Product Liability, Uncategorized

vaginal_mesh_lawsuits_settlementsThe team of defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe recently reported on our law blog that Johnson & Johnson filed a motion in a West Virginia federal court requesting an investigation into the validity of vaginal mesh lawsuits. What influenced the mesh manufacturer’s decision was communication they had with women who claimed that phone solicitors called them about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

According to Reuters, these women told Johnson & Johnson that the phone solicitors asked the women about whether or not they received a transvaginal mesh implant. Also, the phone solicitors mentioned how filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit could result in $40,000 in compensation.

Johnson & Johnson asserted that these phone solicitors could have played a major role in the tens of thousands of lawsuits targeted at Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary, Ethicon.

Even though Johnson & Johnson appeared resolute in investigating each case’s validity, this is no longer true. According to a court filing, Johnson & Johnson recently abandoned their fraud investigation. However, the motivations behind this abandonment are unknown.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that Johnson & Johnson’s decision is a sound one. With the mesh manufacturer facing approximately 35,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits, sifting through each case to determine its validity would have a detrimental effect on an efficient legal process.

We Represent Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe provides our expert legal services to people like you who suffer from transvaginal mesh complications.

If you suffer from injuries related to a transvaginal mesh implant, we encourage you to review your legal options with us today. One of our personal injury lawyers can also evaluate your compensation eligibility. We offer free, no obligation case consultations.

Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe. Call us at 800.721.2519, or complete 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.

Johnson & Johnson Settles 4 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitsJohnson & Johnson and their subsidiary, Ethicon, agreed to settle 4 vaginal mesh lawsuits. The medical device manufacturer faces thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits, but for the time being, has only decided to settle these 4 particular cases.

An Ethicon spokeswoman was quoted by a Bloomberg reporter as saying that these 4 vaginal mesh lawsuits were deemed appropriate for settlement, and so, Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon moved forward with their decision. Even though the medical device manufacturer agreed to resolve these 4 cases, they remain firm in their stance that they are free of fault.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased to hear the news of the Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon settlement. Though settling 4 cases is a small step forward in addressing the thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeting Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, it is nevertheless a step forward.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe currently represents mesh victims. Our team of defective medical device lawyers work tirelessly towards recovering losses for the thousands of women who have been harmed by transvaginal mesh.

If you or someone you love has been injured by vaginal mesh, we encourage you to seek the expert legal assistance of Carey Danis & Lowe. We will review your case and evaluate your compensation eligibility during a free, no-obligation case consultation.

We are here to help you. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Mesh Lawsuit Update: Plaintiffs Deny J&J’s Fraud Allegation

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

vaginal_mesh_lawsuits_settlementsPlaintiffs who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon have firmly denied allegations of fraudulent vaginal mesh lawsuits. It was brought to the attention of Johnson & Johnson that women were being solicited over the phone to file transvaginal mesh lawsuits regardless of whether they had received an implant or not.

Johnson & Johnson mentioned these spam phone calls to the federal judge who is managing the Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia. The mesh manufacturer requested that the court investigate the validity of each of the thousands of cases in the Ethicon MDL.

In response to the Johnson & Johnson request, the plaintiffs delivered a firm argument that the request lacks substance, since evidence of fraudulent filings are nonexistent.

The mesh manufacturer’s request can be considered a distraction from the matter at hand, in addition to an action that could have an unfortunate impact on the efficiency of the Ethicon MDL. In light of this, Carey Danis & Lowe is hopeful that the federal judge rules the Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon request insubstantial.

Legal Representation for Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe provides expert legal representation for mesh victims. Our defective medical device lawyers currently represent women and their families in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. If you have been injured by transvaginal mesh, including devices manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, we encourage you to begin exploring your legal options and compensation eligibility during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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

 

 

Obtape Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Settled in Georgia

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

obtape_lawsuit_settlementsOver 100 Obtape vaginal mesh lawsuits have been settled in the Obtape multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Georgia. The mesh lawsuit settlement covers 111 cases involving the Mentor Obtape Transobturator Sling.

Women who filed Obtape lawsuits targeted at Mentor, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, claimed to have suffered tremendous, life-changing injuries. These women received an Obtape implant to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). As the Obtape is made from a defective sling material, one that has been described as too dense to be effective, the women in these cases often report that their health was better before receiving the Obtape implant.

As a result of the Obtape’s defective nature, these women experienced chronic pain, excessive discharge, and organ and tissue damage. Most, if not all, of these women had to undergo surgery to remove the Obtape implant.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased by the news of the Optape mesh lawsuit settlement. It is welcome news that so many women who have suffered will soon receive compensation for their injuries.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm specializing in defective medical device litigation. Our attorneys represent women and their families in vaginal mesh lawsuits.

If you or someone you love has been injured by vaginal mesh, we encourage you to reach out to one of our attorneys today to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Share your vaginal mesh story with us. We are available to listen.

 

Telephone Scammers Urge Fraudulent Mesh Lawsuits

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

alertIn what is an unfortunate distraction in the Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia, news of telephone scammers contacting women about filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits has brought Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon on the offense.

In reaction to news of the telephone scam, Johnson & Johnson, and their subsidiary, Ethicon, requested that the federal judge overseeing their MDL, in which they are a defendant, review all cases to separate truthful claims from false ones, if they even exist.

Johnson & Johnson caught wind of the telephone scam through women who contacted the company about the unwanted, aggressive telephone solicitation. Oftentimes, these women have not experienced injuries, or they have not even received a mesh implant. Still, as reported by Bloomberg, the telephone scammers remained extremely forceful in their attempts to persuade these women to file a fraudulent claim.

It is unclear how many women contacted Johnson & Johnson, but, according to the company, the women’s accounts were of such a nature and/or quantity, that the company felt it necessary to bring the court’s attention to the matter.

This is a major shift in focus for the Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon MDL, from focus being placed on transvaginal mesh complications to the truthfulness of these complications.

For women with cases in the MDL who have been injured, and are anxiously awaiting justice, this shift in focus is an unfortunate and unwelcome distraction from the important matter at hand.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe hope that these telephone scammers are stopped immediately, so that the MDL can once again move forward. In no way does Carey Danis & Lowe agree with the actions of these telephone scammers.

We hope that as the court decides how to handle the telephone scam, they remain sensitive to the thousands of women who have genuinely suffered.

If you would like to discuss your case, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.