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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.

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.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Case Management Order Filed in Gynecare Transvaginal Mesh Litigation in New Jersey

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonA new case management order was recently filed in the transvaginal mesh multicountry litigation (MCL) in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Atlantic County. Filed on June 26, 2013, the case management order covers transvaginal mesh lawsuit issues, including the scheduling of defendants’ witness depositions and delivery of transvaginal mesh product data from the defendants’ records to the plaintiffs.

According to Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers, from the latest case management order, it is clear that a considerable amount of headway has been made into the Ethicon Gynecare transvaginal mesh MCL in New Jersey. As a law firm that represents individuals who claim to have been injured by transvaginal mesh, Carey Danis & Lowe is encouraged by this progress, as it is a clear indicator of a more efficient and expedited process for plaintiffs whose transvaginal mesh lawsuits were consolidated into the MCL.

Plaintiffs have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits claiming serious health complications following transvaginal mesh implantation. The most commonly reported issues are transvaginal mesh erosion and contraction, infection, pelvic area pain, bleeding, and pain during intercourse. In addition, plaintiffs have also reported that, in order to remove the defective transvaginal mesh, they had to undergo numerous surgeries.

There are currently 3,408 transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the Gynecare MCL in New Jersey, as of July 6, 2013. The case is In re: Pelvic Mesh / Gynecare Litigation case no. 291 CT, and is being presided over by Judge Carol E. Higbee.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, such as Ethicon’s Gynecare transvaginal mesh products, contact the experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe. In addition to a free legal evaluation, our transvaginal mesh lawyers can also provide 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.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: C.R. Bard MDL First Bellwether Trial Begins

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 first bellwether trial in the C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is moving forward, having met on Monday, July 8, 2013. The first of four bellwether trials being heard in the C.R. Bard MDL is Cisson, et al. v. C.R. Bard, Inc. 2:11-cv-00195.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers see the first bellwether case going to trial as an important step forward in the C.R. Bard MDL. In addition, the first bellwether case is a significant guide for future transvaginal mesh lawsuits that go to trial, according to Carey Danis & Lowe.

In the last C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuit, which was being heard in the Superior Court for Kern County in Bakersfield, California, the plaintiffs in the case, Christine Scott and her husband, were awarded $5.5 million by the jury. Scott filed her transvaginal mesh lawsuit claiming that the C.R. Bard Avaulta surgical mesh product caused organ damage that led to severe pain and suffering.

In the coming days, as the C.R. Bard bellwether trial in West Virginia continues to progress, Carey Danis & Lowe will closely follow the proceedings, as the case is of considerable importance to individuals who claim to have been injured by transvaginal mesh products.

As a national law firm representing plaintiffs who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits, our transvaginal mesh lawyers are currently accepting transvaginal mesh cases.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, including the C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh, contact a Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyer today by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

Mirena IUD Lawsuit News: Mirena IUD MCL in New Jersey Met for First Case Management Conference

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Pharmaceutical litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsThe latest news as pertains to Mirena IUD lawsuits involves the Mirena IUD multicounty litigation (MCL) in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County, presided over by Judge Brian R. Martinotti.

A recent case management order filed in the court provides details about the progress of the Mirena IUD MCL. According to the first case management order, both parties are currently working on a short form complaint and answer document, a plaintiff and defendant fact sheet, a discovery time line, and other pertinent matters to the Mirena IUD MCL.

The case is In re: Mirena Litigation Case No. 297 BER-L-4098-13. The next case management conference is scheduled for August 13, 2013, during which both parties will further develop the items mentioned in the first case management order.

Individuals have filed Mirena IUD lawsuits citing injuries from device migration. Quite often these injuries involve tissue and organ damage resulting from the contraceptive device dislodging and migrating to other regions of the body.

As a national law firm representing women in Mirena IUD lawsuits, Carey Danis & Lowe Mirena IUD lawyers are pleased to see the Mirena IUD MCL moving forward in a timely manner. On a frequent basis, Carey Danis & Lowe hears from women who claim injury from the Mirena intrauterine contraceptive device. As such, Carey Danis & Lowe Mirena IUD lawyers are currently investigating and accepting Mirena IUD cases.

If you or someone you love was harmed through the use of the Mirena IUD, contact an experienced lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today. Our Mirena IUD lawyers are offering free legal evaluations, and can assist with filing a Mirena IUD lawsuit. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

NuvaRing Lawsuit News: NuvaRing Multicounty Litigation (MCL) Convened June 19 Amid News of First NuvaRing Lawsuit Going to Trial

By | NuvaRing, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

nuvaringThe NuvaRing mass tort in New Jersey recently convened on June 19, 2013 for a case management conference amid news that the first NuvaRing lawsuit consolidated into the mass tort would be going to trial around the same time.

Carey Danis & Lowe NuvaRing lawyers see significant progress being made in the NuvaRing multicounty litigation (MCL). As a NuvaRing law firm representing women who claim injury from from the NuvaRing contraceptive device, Carey Danis & Lowe strong believes these plaintiffs deserve their day in court.

As of May 31, 2013, there are more than 200 cases that have been consolidated into the NuvaRing MCL in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County. The case is In re: NuvaRing Litigation BER-L-3081-09, and is being presided over by Judge Brian R. Martinotti.

For women seeking to learn more about NuvaRing side effects, Carey Danis & Lowe has created a NuvaRing information page intended to educate the public about the history of the contraceptive device along with data about health complications linked to the device.

Plaintiffs who have filed NuvaRing lawsuits have claimed that the contraceptive device causes blood clots, heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and in some cases, death. According to the New Jersey Superior Court website, one of the cases consolidated into the NuvaRing MCL charges the NuvaRing device with creating deep vein thrombosis, leading to the death of a woman in her thirties.

Carey Danis & Lowe NuvaRing lawyers are currently offering free legal evaluations to women who suffered injuries resulting from use of the NuvaRing contraceptive device. Our NuvaRing lawyers are available to discuss legal options, and can assist in filing NuvaRing lawsuits.

To contact a Carey Danis & Lowe NuvaRing lawyer, call our law offices at 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim form.

Mirena IUD Lawsuit News: Mirena IUD Lawsuits Consolidated into Multicounty Litigation in New Jersey

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_iud_birth_control_lawsuit_litigation_bayerMirena IUD lawsuits filed in New Jersey were recently consolidated into a multicounty litigation (MCL) in mid-May, according to court documents filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Bergen County. Judge Brian R. Martinotti will oversee the Mirena IUD proceedings. The case is In Re: Mirena Litigation Case No. 297.

Both parties are scheduled to meet for an initial conference on June 17, 2013. On the agenda for the conference is a discussion of how to coordinate with the Mirena IUD multidistrict litigation (MDL) No. 2434 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

According to a Reuters report on the Mirena IUD MCL in New Jersey, there are approximately 113 cases that have been filed in the Bergen County court as of May 20, 2013.

Plaintiffs in the Mirena MCL and the Mirena MDL have filed their Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging that Bayer neglected to sufficiently warn users that the plastic contraceptive device could cause serious injury through uterus perforation and device migration.

Mirena IUD lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe view the multicounty litigation formation as a positive move, as it will allow for an expedited legal process without redundancy for both parties.

Carey Danis & Lowe Mirena IUD lawyers encourage women who used the Mirena IUD and suffered an injury to contact our Mirena IUD law firm today for a free legal evaluation. Call a Carey Danis & Lowe Mirena IUD lawyer at 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim.

Carey Danis & Lowe Pelvic Mesh Lawyers Weigh in on Ethicon MDL 2327 and Gynecare Prolift Mesh Lawsuit Removal Request

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Published April 25, 2013 by PR Web

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) April 25, 2013

carey_danis_lowe_law_firm_pharmaceutical_litigation_medical_device_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitPelvic mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe continue to follow Ethicon MDL 2327 proceedings currently taking place in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, as the law firm represents women who have been injured by defective pelvic mesh.

A recent update in the Ethicon MDL involves a pretrial order issued by Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers and U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. The order pertains to the judge responsible for overseeing the discovery process in the vaginal mesh MDLs. As Judge Mary E. Stanley has retired, any matters pertaining to discovery will now be the responsibility of Judge Cheryl A. Eifert.

Carey Danis & Lowe pelvic mesh lawyers perceive the transference of discovery process responsibility from one judge to another as no impediment to the expedited legal processes inherent in a multidistrict litigation.

According to Carey Danis & Lowe, another noteworthy update in the Ethicon MDL 2327 involves a plaintiff with a case in the Ethicon MDL named Dawn Flores, who recently attempted to have her case moved from the MDL in West Virginia to a California state court, where the plaintiff resides. The case is Flores et al. v. Ethicon Inc. et al., case number 2:12-cv-01804.

Flores filed her vaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon claiming that their Gynecare Prolift mesh was defective in that it eroded, leading to infections and severe pain, in addition to psychological and emotional suffering, according to the Ethicon vaginal mesh trial memorandum and order about Ms. Flores’ case.

Though Ms. Flores’ request was denied, in cases where plaintiffs are severely ill, Carey Danis & Lowe pelvic mesh lawyers consider it important that such lawsuits be put to trial in a timely fashion for the sake of the plaintiff.

A plaintiff in another case that was recently settled, Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, cited similar problems with Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift mesh. In Linda Gross’ Gynecare Prolift mesh lawsuit, she alleged that the mesh hardened after implantation, and required numerous surgeries to remove the hardened mesh, according to a Bloomberg report on the case.* Gross v. Gynecare, case number Atl-L-6966-10, was heard in the Superior Court of Atlantic County in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Pelvic mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe encourage individuals who have been injured by Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift to contact our law firm to discuss legal options. Carey Danis & Lowe is offering free legal evaluations of vaginal mesh cases and assistance in filing vaginal mesh lawsuits.

Source

*Bloomberg article about Gross v. Gynecare Inc., case number Atl-L-6966-10:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-25/j-j-failed-to-warn-of-vaginal-mesh-risks-n-j-jury-rules-1-.html

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 professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519.