Posts Tagged ‘ Boston Scientific ’

Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Oct 14th, 2013 | By
Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

The federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, that has more than 33,000 defective product claims consolidated in something called Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), now has a new section on the website for each MDL bellwether trial. Each of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers will face off with plaintiffs in four jury trials intended to test legal theories
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C.R. Bard Settles Second Transvaginal Mesh Case for Undisclosed Amount

Sep 16th, 2013 | By
C.R. Bard Settles Second Transvaginal Mesh Case for Undisclosed Amount

The plaintiff’s name is Melanie Vigil and she claimed C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Mesh Suburethral Plus sling, a mesh made of polypropylene, eroded in her body causing internal injuries that led to multiple surgeries. The sling is placed in a  woman’s pelvic region through the vagina (transvaginal) to treat incontinence. Vigil and her husband Mark were
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Federal Cases Now Top 30K!

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

The following is an update on the status of the federal cases consolidated in the multidistrict litigation. The cases have been filed together in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia.     Follow the So. District of West Virginia http://www.wvsd.uscourts.gov/ It is possible that cases are being filed with more frequency because of the statute
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Lawsuits on the Horizon – Do they Represent the Scope of Injuries?

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

2014 should be a very busy year for transvaginal and incontinence mesh lawsuits. The four Boston Scientific bellwether cases have reportedly been chosen by federal Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, overseeing about 30,000 cases consolidated in his West Virginia Court. On August 1, both sides presented their proposed cases. Judge Goodwin in a pretrial order said:
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75% of Cisson Punitive Damages Goes to Georgia

Aug 16th, 2013 | By
75% of Cisson Punitive Damages Goes to Georgia

One day after the Donna Cisson case comes word that 75 percent of her $1.75 million punitive award will go to the state of Georigia’s general fund. It is the result of the tort reform movement that has quietly crept into U.S. courts around the country, capping jury verdicts and making court a less tempting
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Jury Awards $2 Million to Donna Cisson in First Federal Transvaginal Case Against C.R. Bard

Aug 15th, 2013 | By
Jury Awards $2 Million to Donna Cisson in First Federal Transvaginal Case Against C.R. Bard

Breaking News ~ 5: 31 pm The jury just awarded Donna and Dan Cisson $1,750,000 in punitive awards in their product liability lawsuit against C.R. Bard & Co.  The punitive phase was entered into after the compensatory award of $250,000 was announced late this afternoon. That brings the jury award to $2 million. Here is
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Readers Resource on Upcoming WV Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Jul 15th, 2013 | By
Readers Resource on Upcoming WV Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Here is the schedule for the upcoming cases filed in Charleston, WV, 26,769 as of last week. Remember there are four cases naming C.R. Bard that will be heard back to back. These are bellwether cases that could signal a settlement if the product liability cases are successful. As of last week there were 26,769
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Cook Medical Joins Federal Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits in WV

Jun 18th, 2013 | By
Cook Medical Joins Federal Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits in WV

June 18, 2013 ~ Just call it Multidistrict Litigation No. 2440. As if more than 23, 386 lawsuits (as of June 12) filed against synthetic transvaginal mesh makers were not enough, cases filed against Cook Medical have just been added to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidated in one federal court in West Virginia. Cook is
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FDA Considers Revising 510(k), Industry Balks

Jun 13th, 2013 | By
FDA Considers Revising 510(k), Industry Balks

June 13, 2013~ “External stakeholders.” That is what the FDA calls medical device manufacturers who also  have a decisive role in shaping the regulations they fall under. Thursday, June 13, the FDA met with stakeholders to discuss modifying the 510(k) approval process. (here) About 90 percent of the 4,000 medical devices approved by the FDA
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Judge Grants Motions Limiting Testimony in Bard Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Jun 7th, 2013 | By
Judge Grants Motions Limiting Testimony in Bard Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) June 7, 2013 ~ News coming out of Charleston, West Virginia in the upcoming trials of C.R. Bard over its Avaulta family of transvaginal mesh products show the cases are moving along to a July 8 trial date as defendant, C.R. Bard tries to limit the testimony of 12 sets
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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.