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Boston Scientific To Pay $26.7 Million In Vaginal Mesh Case

By Brian Chase on November 18, 2014 - No comments

Trans Vaginal Mesh LawsuitBoston Scientific Group must pay $26.7 million to a group of four women who alleged that the company’s transvaginal mesh implants had seriously injured them and adversely affected their quality of life.

According to a Bloomberg news report, jurors in federal court in Miami deliberated for just four hours before finding that the company’s officials defectively designed their Pinnacle pelvic organ implants and failed to properly warn …Read the rest »

 

Stryker $1.4 Billion Settlement For Defective Hip Implants

By Brian Chase on November 6, 2014 - No comments

Stryker Hip Implant LawsuitMedical device maker Stryker has agreed to pay $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who have had to undergo unnecessary surgery to remove the faulty hip implants.

According to a CBS news report, a New Jersey Superior Court judge brokered the deal that was reached this week. The accord resolves state and federal lawsuits against Stryker.

The lawsuits stem from two hip implants Stryker recalled due to corrosion and other issues in 2012.

One year ago, Johnson & Johnson paid …Read the rest »

 

$400-Million Settlement Reached In Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By Brian Chase on October 24, 2014 - No comments

Vaginal Mesh ProductsEndo International Plc. has agreed to pay more than $400 million to resolve lawsuits alleging that its vaginal mesh implants were defective and caused serious side effects in women who got them.

According to a Bloomberg News report, Endo, the parent company of American Medical Systems that makes Perigee, Apogee and Elevate mesh implants, is adding $400 million to its $1.2 liability reserve for the devices. …Read the rest »

 

FDA Rejects Ban On Transvaginal Mesh Products

By Brian Chase on August 12, 2014 - No comments

Vaginal Mesh ProductsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a request from the safety advocacy group Public Citizen to order recalls of vaginal mesh products and ban their future sale.

According to a Law360 news report, the letter released Monday said a recent proposal, which is expected to “rigorously review” these controversial surgical mesh products is enough for now.

Public Citizen filed the petition in 2011 asking that these dangerous and defective products be recalled and removed from the market.

However, in its response to the petition, FDA officials said it proposed earlier this year to require …Read the rest »

 

$100 Million Settlement Finalized in NuvaRing Defective Case

By Brian Chase on June 9, 2014 - No comments

NuvaRing Defective Product CaseA $100-million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, has now been finalized after all parties involved in lawsuits have chose to opt into the agreement.

According to an Associated Press news report, U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel approved the settlement in February.

However, Merck & Co. that manufactures the birth control device had the right to get out of the deal if 95 percent of eligible claimants opted in.

The lead attorney for the claimants told the judge …Read the rest »

 

J & J Penalized for Losing Evidence in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By Brian Chase on February 21, 2014 - 1 comment

johnson and johnson logoA West Virginia magistrate judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a penalty for failing to preserve documents relating to a multidistrict litigation over alleged injuries caused by transvaginal mesh implants.

According to Law360, the judge found that J & J’s “carelessness” in losing important documents put plaintiffs’ attorneys at a disadvantage during the discovery process.

The judge, however, refused to impose much more severe restrictions requested by plaintiffs such as default judgments, adverse jury instructions and striking certain defenses.

The judge said …Read the rest »

 


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