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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Boston Scientific Sets Aside Nearly $1 Billion for Legal Expenses

In light of the ongoing lawsuits against Boston Scientific on behalf of women alleging severe injuries from their transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices, the 2006 acquisition of Guidant Corporation, and IRS tax issues, Boston Scientific has set aside nearly $1 Billion to pay legal expenses – as reported by the Boston Business Journal. According to the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Texas Attorney General Joins Other States in Investigating Transvaginal Mesh Products

ABC News in Dallas reports that the Texas Attorney General’s Office has started an investigation of Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, for potential deceptive trade violations, including those pertaining to advertising, marketing, promotion, and sale and distribution, of transvaginal mesh products (TVM). Texas will join Washington, California, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, […]

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