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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 (TVM) Lawsuit Update: $73 Million Jury Verdict Against Boston Scientific

Bloomberg reports that jurors in a Texas state court in Dallas found Boston Scientific liable and ordered the company to pay $73 Million in damages to a woman who was seriously injured by the company’s vaginal-mesh implant. In particular, the jury awarded the injured woman $23 Million in compensatory damages and $50 Million in punitive […]

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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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Transvaginal Mesh® Lawsuit Update: Defense Verdict in Favor of Boston Scientific in First Massachusetts State Court Trial

On July 29, 2014, a Massachusetts state court jury returned a verdict in favor of Boston Scientific over allegations that the company sold dangerous and defective transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices (Albright v. Boston Scientific Corp., Case No. 12-909, Middlesex County Superior Court, Massachusetts). Following nearly a three-week trial, Plaintiff Diane Albright’s design defect and failure […]

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$830 Million Settlement Reached in Endo and American Medical Systems Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Reuters reports that a settlement in the amount of $830 Million has been reached to resolve legal claims from women who allege to have been injured by transvaginal mesh devices manufactured by Endo and American Medical Systems. Endo (although not admitting liability or fault) released a statement indicating that the settlement agreement will provide compensation […]

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TVM Lawsuit Update: 1.2 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon® Transvaginal Mesh

Bloomberg reports that a Texas jury has rendered a verdict in favor of a woman who alleged one of the company’s Ethicon® transvaginal mesh products was defectively designed and caused her injuries. The jury ordered the manufacturer of the transvaginal mesh product, Johnson & Johnson, to pay $1.2 million dollars in damages. The Texas case […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Plaintiffs Ask Justice Department to Investigate Destruction of Evidence Claims Against Johnson & Johnson

USA Today reports that plaintiffs who have alleged injuries from Ethicon® transvaginal mesh products – manufactured by Johnson & Johnson – have urged the Justice Department to investigate claims that the manufacturer has intentionally destroyed documents. The article describes that the nonprofit organization Corporate Action Network has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Product Manufacturer Coloplast Agrees to $16 Million Settlement

Bloomberg News reports that Colplast A/S, the manufacturer of, has agreed to pay approximately $16 million to settle lawsuits alleging that its vaginal mesh products have injured women. The article details that Coloplast officials agreed in January to resolve approximately 400 lawsuits, although the official was not identified as they were not authorized to publicly […]

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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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