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Boston Scientific Delays, Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Return to State Courts

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

boston_scientifi_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitIn late October 2015, a federal judge denied a request made by Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of vaginal mesh devices. The company sought to move 62 transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which were filed as a single multi-plaintiff suit, into a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

An MDL concerning transvaginal mesh injuries and Boston Scientific mesh products exists in a West Virginia federal court. The MDL is In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2326, managed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston.

The federal judge who denied Boston Scientific’s request stated that the company waited too long to move the lawsuits from state to federal court. In California, U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell said that Boston Scientific should’ve issued their request within a year of the lawsuit’s original file date.

Since they waited too long, a state court judge has since separated the individual mesh lawsuits, and sent them back to courts in their state of origin.

This is an unfortunate turn of events for these plaintiffs. Consolidation into the MDL would bring them all one step closer to putting this difficult chapter in their lives behind them.

You don’t have to suffer alone.

We are here to help you. If you or a loved one suffered from a transvaginal mesh injury, we encourage you to explore your legal options.

Carey Danis & Lowe offers free case evaluations, during which we can discuss your compensation eligibility, and whether filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit is right for you.

Call Carey Danis & Lowe today ― 800.721.2519.

You can also reach us online by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

 

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Boston Scientific Reaches First Settlement for Transvaginal Mesh Claims

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Kugel & Transvaginal Mesh Patch ComplicationsBoston Scientific Corporation has bowed under the pressure of juries awarding multimillions in favor of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh cases. On April 28, 2015, Boston Scientific said it reached its first settlement agreement, resolving some of the lawsuits it faces involving its transvaginal mesh device.

In all, the medical device manufacturer expects to pay out approximately $119 million to settle 3000 cases. In addition to those cases, the company estimates that there are more than 25,000 other mesh claims in state and federal courts.

Initially, $26.7 million was awarded to 4 women in Miami; they were implanted with the company’s Pinnacle device for pelvic organ prolapse. One week later an $18.5 million verdict was reached in West Virginia, again for 4 women, harmed by the Massachusetts-based company’s Obtryx device, used for urinary incontinence.

Clearly, these plaintiff wins were not good news for Boston Scientific, and it was in the company’s best interest to establish a settlement before more cases went to trial. Now as part of the new $119 million agreement, a Dallas County, Texas case with a $35 million judgement has been bundled into the settlement.

For the settlement, the company will transfer funds into an escrow account by Oct. 1. Additionally, the company will establish a process for others harmed by transvaginal mesh to participate in the settlement.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help You and Your Family

If you or someone you love was harmed by a Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh product, you and your loved ones may have a case eligible for compensation. Discuss your case and legal options with a Carey Danis & Lowe defective medical device attorney.

Carey Danis & Lowe class action attorneys have years of experience in handling personal injury and pharmaceutical litigation. We work closely with our on-staff medical experts and our clients to develop solid cases.

Our initial consultations are free.

To find out more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.

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.

We’re here to help you.

At our law offices, we work with women who have suffered tremendously from defective vaginal mesh. Our job is to win you the compensation you so rightfully deserve.

Our lawyers are available to discuss your case.

Ready to talk about your case?

We offer free evaluations.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

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A June Meeting for Consolidated Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsWhen Judge Goodwin said he was going to “kick it into high gear”, he really meant it.

According to a pretrial order (PTO) filed in early April 2015, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin scheduled a status conference for 6 of 7 transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Representatives for plaintiffs and defendants will meet on June 2, 2015.

In the PTO, the court scheduled each MDL for about an hour-long meeting. The meeting schedule for June 2 is as follows:

  • 10:00 am – C.R. Bard MDL 2187
  • 11:00 am – Boston Scientific MDL 2326
  • 1:30 pm – Ethicon MDL 2327
  • 2:30 pm – Coloplast MDL 2387
  • 3:00 pm – Cook MDL 2440

The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased to see Judge Goodwin’s drive to keep each of these MDLs on track.

We Can Help You

Carey Danis & Lowe currently represents women who’ve been injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Ethicon, Coloplast, and Cook.

If you have suffered from any serious transvaginal mesh side effects, such as chronic pain or mesh erosion, we encourage you to begin exploring your legal options.

Free Case Evaluations

During your free case evaluation, one of our defective medical device lawyers will guide you through your legal options, compensation eligibility, and if applicable, the process of filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

 

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 Lawsuit Update: C.R. Bard Settles a Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitC.R. Bard, a manufacturer of medical devices used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), recently settled a vaginal mesh lawsuit. Selected as a bellwether case, the lawsuit involved the plaintiff, Debra Wise.

The bellwether trial was scheduled to begin on February 18, 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia as part of the C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL).

According to a report by Reuters on C.R. Bard’s decision, the settlement amount is unknown.

The fact that C.R. Bard decided to settle a bellwether case is a positive sign for plaintiffs.

Additionally, the mesh manufacturer’s decision could have been influenced by the presiding judge. Carey Danis & Lowe recently reported that Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is overseeing the 7 mesh MDLs, urged mesh manufacturers to consider settling the tens of thousands of pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

Legal Assistance

If you or someone you love sustained an injury due to vaginal mesh complications, such as mesh erosion, Carey Danis & Lowe is here to help. During a free, no obligation case evaluation, we will guide you through your legal options, and determine your compensation eligibility.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

C.R. Bard Request Denied in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

gavel_transvaginalmeshlawsuitThousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeting C.R. Bard are currently pending in a federal court in West Virginia. In late December 2014, C.R. Bard submitted a request to postpone bellwether trials.

Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is managing pretrial proceedings in the C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL), as well as the six other transvaginal mesh MDLs in West Virginia, denied the transvaginal mesh manufacturer’s request on the grounds that C.R. Bard failed to deliver a sufficient reason for delaying the bellwether trials.

As there are thousands of cases pending in the C.R. Bard MDL, it is a wise decision to move forward in favor of continuing proceedings, especially for efficiency’s sake. The women in each of these lawsuits has suffered tremendously as a result of C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh, and thus, the legal process should not be halted, and especially not on account of an unsupported request.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mesh Victims

Our law firm represents women and their families in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We understand the profound pain and suffering that these women and their families have endured as a result of defective transvaginal mesh. For these women and their families, our defective medical device lawyers work tirelessly to recover losses.

If you or someone you love has experienced transvaginal mesh complications, 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. Contact us by phone by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Federal Judge Advises C.R. Bard Settlement

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitIn an atypical statement of opinion, the federal judge who is overseeing the thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits in a West Virginia court advised mesh manufacturer, C.R. Bard, to consider a settlement. Such urging is infrequent from federal judges who are managing a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

However, after C.R. Bard has been dealt multi-million dollar loss upon multi-million dollar loss in 2014, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin most likely began to sense that the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits were headed towards major losses for the manufacturer. In fact, Bloomberg published an article in which Judge Goodwin expressed his astonishment as to the lack of stockholder pressure being placed on C.R. Bard over the multi-million dollar losses.

Judge Goodwin was quoted as saying, “If I were a stockholder of any of these companies, I would be materially interested in the fact that there have been multiple million-dollar verdicts for individual plaintiffs.”

Perhaps Judge Goodwin’s insight on the possible outcome of the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits will compel C.R. Bard towards a settlement.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mesh Victims

Our dedicated team of defective medical device lawyers understands the depth of pain and suffering sustained by transvaginal mesh victims, as Carey Danis & Lowe represents women and their families in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We work tirelessly for our clients in an effort to obtain maximum recovery of losses.

If you have been injured by transvaginal mesh, we urge you to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility with Carey Danis & Lowe today. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.