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Bard Will Pay $200 Million to Resolve 3000 Vaginal-Mesh Cases

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

trans_vaginal_mesh_complications_recall_fda_erosion_lawsuit_settlementsAnother victory has been scored for vaginal mesh sufferers. CR Bard said that it will pay out $200 million to settle 3000 cases. This pay out represents about 20 percent of remaining lawsuits against mesh device makers.

Bard was forced into this decision because US District Judge Joseph Goodwin warned that more multimillion dollar jury verdicts might push the company into bankruptcy. Since Bard lost several jury cases in regular proceedings and on appeal, the judge saw that it wasn’t likely that Bard would win upcoming cases.

In order to prepare for future victim compensation, Bard, based in Murray Hill, New Jersey, added $337 million to its $660 million reserve for medical device-liability cases.

The company is discussing settlements with attorneys for other victims who blame Bard’s vaginal mesh for their injuries, which include crippling pain and the inability to walk.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help

Have you suffered from vaginal mesh? Carey Danis and Lowe attorneys specialize in mesh defect cases. Our firm provides free legal evaluations—please tell us about your case if you’ve been harmed by transvaginal mesh products.

Our on-staff medical experts are ready to answer your questions about complications from faulty mesh devices. Call us at 800-721-2519 to schedule a private consultation. We’ll guide you through your legal options and potential compensation eligibility.

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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Ethicon’s Appeal Denied in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonIn 2013, a jury verdict awarded the plaintiffs in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit being heard in a New Jersey court an $11 million compensatory package. The transvaginal mesh lawsuit involved Linda Gross, who received an implant of the Gynecare Prolift, a transvaginal mesh product manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Following the announcement of the jury verdict, Ethicon sought to appeal the decision, arguing that the evidence presented during the trial did not warrant such a ruling.

In responding to Ethicon’s appeal, Judge Carol E. Higbee ruled against granting Ethicon a new trial or an amended ruling. Judge Higbee felt that evidence supported the jury verdict.

For Linda Gross and victims of transvaginal mesh, Judge Higbee’s ruling is a significant victory over a medical device manufacturer that appears to ignore patient health and safety. The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are encouraged by Judge Higbee’s decision.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm based in St. Louis, Missouri that practices defective medical device litigation. Our experienced and dedicated attorneys represent women and their families in transvaginal mesh lawsuits across the country.

Our law firm is currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases, and encourages anyone who has been injured by a transvaginal mesh product to explore legal options and compensation eligibility with one of our attorneys. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free initial case evaluations.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with us today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.

Mesh Victims Protest at J&J Annual Meeting

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonIn April, women and their families held a protest at the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) annual meeting in New Jersey. They were protesting transvaginal mesh devices manufactured by J&J, and their subsidiary, Ethicon.

An Ohio woman was quoted in an Associated Press article published in NJ.com as saying that one of the company’s transvaginal mesh devices had caused her severe, life-changing injuries, among them several infections. The woman said that she had undergone four surgical operations to remove the transvaginal mesh device she received in 2011 for stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

In addition, many women who have been implanted with a transvaginal mesh device have struggled with chronic pelvic pain and dyspareunia. Due to their injuries, women have stated that their lives have been dramatically, and in some cases, permanently, changed for the worse because of these products.

J&J CEO, Alex Gorsky, took a moment to acknowledge the protestors in stating that the company is dedicated to patient safety.

Even so, thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed across the U.S. have made claims contrary to Gorsky’s statement. Plaintiffs have accused J&J of a failure to warn health care providers and patients about the severe risks associated with use of J&J and Ethicon’s transvaginal mesh devices.

There are currently over 17,900 lawsuits consolidated into the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in a federal court in West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin will hear a bellwether case in the Ethicon MDL on June 23, 2014.

Carey Danis & Lowe Advocates for Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm headquartered in St. Louis that represents victims of defective medical devices. Our defective medical device lawyers are currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases.

Carey Danis & Lowe encourages you to begin exploring your legal options and compensation eligibility with one of our experienced lawyers in a free initial consultation.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Contact us by phone by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing our confidential personal injury claim form.

Mirena Lawsuit News: New Jersey Court Schedules Next Meeting

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_iud_lawsuit_settlements_class_action_lawsuit_mirena_mdlThe Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen county, a court that is hearing a consolidation of Mirena lawsuits, recently filed a new case management order on November 20, 2013. The court document supplies details on upcoming court meetings as well as the court’s plan to create a deposition protocol.

The newest case management order in the Mirena multicounty litigation (MCL) provides information on upcoming case management conferences, including the next meeting scheduled for January 14, 2014. The court has scheduled dates for future case management conferences through June 2014.

As the Mirena MCL in New Jersey is currently in pre-trial proceedings, both parties are just beginning the process of planning depositions. According to the case management order, both parties, along with presiding Judge Brian Martinotti, are working on a deposition protocol. Under such protocol as it is currently written, those depositions of Bayer representatives will be capped at two days.

Many women have faulted the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for causing their severe injuries. Some of the most common Mirena injuries include uterine wall or cervix perforation, device migration, pelvic inflammatory disease, and pelvic pain. In addition, the Mirena IUD has also been known to embed in the uterine wall, causing serious internal damage in some cases.

Carey Danis & Lowe provides expert legal counsel to victims of defective medical devices, including those who have been injured by the Mirena IUD. Our St. Louis class action attorneys are available to help you explore your legal options in a free initial consultation. We can also assist you with filing a Mirena lawsuit.

If you received an implant of Bayer’s Mirena IUD, and have questions about how the device could potentially impact your health and safety, Carey Danis & Lowe has a team of on-staff nurses available to answer your questions and closely listen to your concerns.

Share your Mirena IUD story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call 800.721.2519, or submit a confidential personal injury claim form.

Yaz Lawsuit News: Discovery Deadline Extended in New Jersey Yaz MCL

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_settlements_mcl_mdl_multidistrict_litigation_yasmin_ocella_lawsuitsIn the Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella multicounty litigation (MCL) in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County, the court filed a new case management order in mid-October. The court document concerns an extension of the discovery deadline, in addition to the next case management conference, which will be on November 21, 2013. The Yaz MCL is being heard by Judge Brian R. Martinotti.

MCLs like multidistrict litigations (MDLs) are created for efficiency. However, delaying the discovery process in order to build a stronger case, via the gathering of more evidence, means that both parties will be better prepared when it comes time for the bellwether trial process. This is a smart move on the part of the court, as having a dearth of evidence in the first bellwether trials could delay the legal process further.

Even so, the case management order does not reveal the reason for extending the deadline beyond the original date of December 31, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

As of late October, there are 390 cases pending in the Yaz MCL in New Jersey.

Yaz attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe continue to hear from women who have experienced adverse side effects after using Yaz. In April 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety announcement in which they detail their review of recent Yaz studies looking at the link between the risk of Yaz blood clots while using an oral contraceptive like Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella. After reviewing the data, the FDA concluded that there may be a strong link between Yaz and blood clots.

Assistance for Yaz Victims

If you are concerned about Yaz side effects, speak with one of Carey Danis & Lowe’s on-staff nurses.

Carey Danis & Lowe is currently accepting Yaz cases, so if you believe that your injuries were caused by Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, get in touch with one of our Yaz attorneys to discuss your compensation eligibility and to file a Yaz blood clot lawsuit.

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

Mirena IUD Lawsuit News: New Case Management Order Filed in New Jersey Court

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Mirena, Uncategorized

Carey Danis & Lowe Mirena IUD lawyersmirena_iud_lawsuit_settlements_class_action_lawsuit_mirena_mdl have been keeping a close eye on pretrial proceedings in the Mirena IUD multicounty litigation (MCL) in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County. In the latest Mirena IUD lawsuit news, the court recently filed a case management order that communicates deadlines for depositions, response to interrogatories, and more.

The case management order lays out an extensive pretrial schedule that extends to May of 2015.

Carey Danis & Lowe Mirena IUD lawyers are pleased to see the Mirena IUD MCL in New Jersey progress to such a point where the path to reaching a resolution for the plaintiffs has been so clearly outlined.

The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is a contraceptive device that is inserted into the patient’s uterus. Manufactured by Bayer, the Mirena IUD has been known to embed into or perforate surrounding tissue, causing serious injury.

The Mirena IUD has also been known to increase the likelihood of ectopic pregnancy.

The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe are here to help if you think that your injuries were caused by the Mirena IUD. Our Mirena IUD attorneys are currently offering free legal evaluations of cases, and can assist with assessing compensation eligibility as well as with filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit.

Carey Danis & Lowe also encourages you to contact us to speak with one of our on-staff nurses about health concerns related to the Mirena IUD.

Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing 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 Encouraged by C. R. Bard Settlement in New Jersey Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

gI_58887_TVMThe law firm of Carey Danis & Lowe continues to closely follow transvaginal mesh lawsuit news across the country. As a national law firm representing women who allege that transvaginal mesh caused them harm and injury, Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers were encouraged by the outcome of a lawsuit in New Jersey involving the medical device manufacturer, C. R. Bard.

The transvaginal mesh lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial in late September in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Atlantic City, according to Bloomberg.* However, before proceedings could commence, C. R. Bard reached a settlement agreement with the plaintiff. The settlement amount has not been made public.

The lawsuit, Virgil v. C. R. Bard Inc., ATL-L6917-10, involves a Colorado woman, Melanie Virgil, who received an implant of the C. R. Bard Avaulta Plus mesh. In her lawsuit, Virgil claims that the C. R. Bard mesh severely impacted her health, requiring several surgical operations.

In past lawsuits that went to trial, C. R. Bard was ordered to pay $5.5 million in a California case, and $2 million in a federal case in West Virginia.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The C. R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) is In re: C. R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2187. C. R. Bard faces approximately 4,600 cases in the West Virginia MDL.

Carey Danis & Lowe lawyers are currently working on transvaginal mesh cases, and are offering legal evaluations to parties that claim injury. For more information about legal services provided by the attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe, call 800-721-2519.

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ABOUT CAREY DANIS & LOWE

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519 for more information.

C. R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settled in New Jersey

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

A Colorado woman’s transvaginal mesh lawsuit was set to go to trial in New Jersey when C. R. Bard, the defendant in the case, decided to settle the case. Filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Atlantic County, the plaintiff’s case is in the process of being settled for an undisclosed amount.

According to a Bloomberg article, the plaintiff in the case, Melanie Virgil, endured transvaginal mesh erosion after being implanted with a C. R. Bard Avaulta Plus mesh product.

Last month, in Cisson v. C. R. Bard, the jury in the case ordered C. R. Bard to pay the plaintiff in the case, Donna Cisson, a compensatory award and punitive damages amounting in $2 million. This case was the first case to go to trial in a federal court.

C. R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The case is In re: C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2187, and is being heard by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.

Judge Goodwin is also overseeing transvaginal mesh MDLs concerning mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Ethicon, Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast Corp., and Cook Medical Inc.

As of mid-September, 4,687 cases are pending in the C. R. Bard MDL, which is up by 425 cases since Carey Danis & Lowe last reported on the state of the C. R. Bard MDL in late August. This is a clear indicator that women continue to seek a day in court following an injury they believe was sustained from a mesh implant.

Plaintiffs have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against C. R. Bard and other transvaginal mesh manufacturers alleging that these products resulted in serious injuries. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most commonly reported transvaginal mesh injuries include mesh erosion and mesh contraction.

In addition, women who have received a transvaginal mesh implant have also experienced organ perforation, pelvic area pain, bleeding, infection, and painful intercourse.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers work closely with you and your family to provide expert legal advice and medical information. Share your transvaginal mesh story with the Carey Danis & Lowe team, and receive a free legal evaluation of your case. Also, speak with one of our medical experts for more information on transvaginal mesh health concerns.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that, in cases where a medical device manufacturer has released a harmful product onto the market, it is important that a day in court be granted to all of those who have been injured.

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