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Transvaginal Mesh (MDL 2326) Update: Cases Against Boston Scientific Move Forward After First Two Bellwether Trials

Cases against Boston Scientific continue to move forward in the Multidistrict Litigation (In re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326) before The Honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. According to the Court’s most recent Pretrial Order, new deadlines […]

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TVM Lawsuit Update (MDL 2326): Boston Scientific Ordered by Jury to Pay $18.5 Million in Second Federal Trial

For the second time this month, Boston Scientific has been found liable by a jury in federal court for selling defective vaginal mesh implants, according to the Chicago Tribune. A jury in West Virginia federal court deliberated for six hours before concluding that Boston Scientific failed to adequately warn the four women at issue and […]

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TVM Lawsuit Update: Boston Scientific Ordered by Jury to Pay $26.7 Million In Damages

The Boston Journal reports that Boston Scientific, manufacturer of transvaginal mesh devices, has been ordered by a jury to pay four women a total of $26.7 million in compensatory damages. After an eight-day trial, the jury deliberated and found Boston Scientific liable for selling faulty transvaginal mesh devices. This was one of the first federal […]

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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: FDA Rejects Public Citizen’s Petition to Ban and Recall TVM Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its Final Response rejecting a 2011 Petition Filed by Public Citizen, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, calling for a total ban and complete recall  of the Transvaginal Mesh® (TVM) devices used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Public Citizen also petitioned the FDA to […]

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits in Massachusetts State Court Move Forward After a Defense Verdict, Schlichter, Bogard & Denton Reports

Kristine Kraft, a partner at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, reports that the Massachusetts state court trials involving transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices will move forward after a defense verdict in favor of Boston Scientific was rendered on July 29, 2014. (Albright v. Boston Scientific Corp., Case No. 12-909, Middlesex County Superior Court, Massachusetts). Following nearly […]

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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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