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TVM Update: $5.7 Million Jury Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in California Transvaginal Mesh Case

According to Reuters, yet another jury has returned a multi-million dollar award against Johnson & Johnson in a vaginal mesh lawsuit. In the latest of a series of trials, a California state jury sitting in Kern County awarded a $5.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon for complications with Ethicon’s Gynecare TVT […]

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TVM Lawsuit Update (MDL 2187): Judge Denies C.R. Bard’s Request for New Trial

Judge Joseph Goodwin, who presides over the C.R. Bard MDL pending in the Southern District of West Virginia (In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2187), has denied C.R. Bard’s motion for a new trial on the basis that the manufacturer was not deprived of a fair trial in a […]

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TVM MDL Update (MDL 2187): C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Moves Forward

On December 17, 2014, Judge Joseph Goodwin, the federal judge overseeing the C.R. Bard Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2187) in West Virginia, issued an order designating sixty (60) transvaginal mesh (TVM) cases involving the manufacturer C.R. Bard as ‘Miniwave 1’ cases. Per a previous order issued by the Court on December 10, 2014, these cases will […]

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Judge Says Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer C.R. Bard Faces Billions in Verdicts, Bloomberg Reports

Bloomberg reports that Judge Joseph Goodwin, the federal judge overseeing the C.R. Bard Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2187) in West Virginia, “took the unusual step of urging C.R. Bard to settle thousands of lawsuits over defective vaginal-mesh implants because juries may award billions of dollars in damages.” Judge Goodwin said during a December 9th hearing, “I […]

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Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Lawsuit Update: 3.25 Million Jury Verdict Against Ethicon

Yahoo! News reports that a federal jury in West Virginia has awarded a woman with $3.27 Million in damages for injuries due to Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon transvaginal mesh product. The plaintiff, Jo Huskey, was implanted with a Gynecare TVT Obturator transvaginal mesh device in 2011 to treat stress urinary continence (SUI) and experienced problems […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: New Discovery Order Issued in C.R. Bard Litigation Expected to Facilitate Discovery Process

The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin, who presides over the C.R. Bard Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2187), has issued a recent discovery Order with new discovery procedures that will impact the collection and preservation of evidence in the MDL and move the cases forward. In particular, the new discovery Order provides that “discovery in this proceeding may involve […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: 200 Additional C.R. Bard Avaulta Cases will be Selected for Trial

The litigation involving C.R. Bard’s Avaulta transvaginal mesh continues to move forward. The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin, who presides over the C.R. Bard Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2187) pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, has issued an order requiring that 200 additional cases be selected for trial. In particular, he is requiring attorneys from […]

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Transvaginal Mesh MDL Lawsuit Update: C.R. Bard Denied Request to Exclude Certain Documents at Trial

Law 360 reports that The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin, who presides over the C.R. Bard Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, has denied C.R. Bard’s motion requesting the exclusion of an employee’s proposed changes to vaginal mesh products as evidence based on the finding that they touched on the issue […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Over 31,000 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits On File in Federal Court

As of now, over 31,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in federal courts – and the number of cases continues to grow. According to the most recent report released by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), there are six multidistrict litigations involving different transvaginal mesh device manufacturers where approximately 31,170 lawsuits are pending. Since August, […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Settlement Reached in New Jersey State Court Case Against C.R. Bard

Bloomberg News reports that C.R. Bard has agreed to settle a case set for trial this month in the New Jersey state court consolidation. The case involving Melanie Virgil was set to begin on September 23, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Ms. Virgil is a junior high music teacher from Colorado who alleges that […]

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