Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

$73 Million Awarded to Woman Injured by Boston Scientific Mesh Implant

After winning the first two trials over injuries allegedly caused by its Obtryx sling, Boston Scientific has been ordered to pay $73 million to a plaintiff in a Texas state court case. A Bloomberg story reports that this is the first award against this particular company because of a vaginal-mesh implant.

Boston Scientific was found liable for defectively designing its vaginal mesh sling. The plaintiff suffered from minor urine leakage when she received the Obtryx sling, ...

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Pelvic Mesh Litigation Filings Continue to Accumulate

Philadelphia mass tort pelvic mesh filings are increasing steadily after the creation of a mass tort category for these cases in February. An article in The Legal Intelligencer reports that the largest accumulation of case filings occurred in June of 2014, when 375 cases were filed. This was followed by another 192 cases in July and several more thus far in August.

The pelvic mesh lawsuit continues to grow on the premise that the mesh causes internal ...

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What Kinds of Damages are Available in a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?

Women who have been injured by the use of transvaginal mesh have the legal right to recover for their economic and non-economic losses that have occurred as a result. Because every case is different, victims should be certain to discuss their situation with an attorney familiar with transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

In recent years, many serious safety issues have come to light regarding the use of transvaginal mesh to treat certain medical conditions. In response to safety concerns, several manufacturers ...

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Coloplast Begins to Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Coloplast, a Danish manufacturing company, has begun to settle approximately 400 vaginal mesh lawsuits. According to Bloomberg News, the combined settlements are expected to total about $16 million, with the average payment being about $40,000.

Risks of Vaginal Mesh Inserts

Vaginal mesh inserts are designed to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse by holding up internal organs. However, these devices have been known to erode over time, contract ...

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Another legal decision against Ethicon

A judge recently ordered Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division to pay Irish health care products manufacturer Covidien $176.5 million in damages over a patent dispute, Bloomberg reports.

At the conclusion of a non-jury trial, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven, Conn., ruled that Ethicon infringed three U.S. patents for ultrasonic surgical instruments owned by Covidien.

Ethicon recently suffered another multi-million setback, in the form of an $11.1 million jury award ...

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Court Records: Mesh Maker Knowingly Used Unsafe Plastic

According to court records, the company CR Bard Inc. used a type of resin-based plastic for its transvaginal mesh devices, despite being warned that the plastic wasn’t suitable for implantation in humans, Bloomberg reports.

Transvaginal mesh implants, made by a number of different manufacturers, are used to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. They have generated widespread complaints of breaking down in patients’ bodies and causing health problems including infections, chronic pain and organ perforation.

In February, ...

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