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Was There Sufficient Warning For Boston Transvaginal Mesh Victims?

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits, Transvaginal mesh

Did The Manufacturers Of The Transvaginal Mesh And Bladder Sling Give Sufficient Warning?

Boston Vaginal Mesh Lawyers say no in the thousands of transvaginal mesh and bladder sling claims that have been filed in the Pelvic Mesh Repair Lawsuits MDL'Ls.

According to transvaginal mesh lawyers accross the country who are filing vaginal mesh and bladder sling lawsuits the warning was insufficient. For a warning to be sufficient, a transvaginal mesh warning  should appropriately signal danger while simultaneously providing the information in order to use the product appropriately.  A  pharmaceutical or medical device  manufacturer doesn’t necessarily have to discuss matters that are basic medical knowledge.  They are not in a position to control the individual practices  of doctors in every single medical community. 

 Will The Device  Warnings The Transvaginal meshmanufacturers provided  to the doctor relieve them of their duty to warn the patient.

What are some ways that warnings can become inadequate?  Some variables that courts will consider include:  If they are overly broad or too generic, contradictory statements made in the inserts, actions by the sales representatives, and presenting the warning in a way that makes it unlikely to be read.  Remember, every case is different.  In some cases, a doctor might not even bother to read the warnings.  In other cases, the possibility of an adverse reaction is too small to even impact the doctor’s decision.  There have even been cases where a doctor has stated that even if he were given new information, he would have still followed through with his initial decision.

What other possible legal theories being explored?  If a company supplies product related information to the public that amounts to an express warranty, they can be held liable for breach of warranty if the plaintiff can successfully prove that the information was false.

We will be watching the pelvic mesh repair proceedings and waiting to see how they play out.

To file a Transvagina, mesh lawsuit for a Prolene mesh surgicall implanted in: D.C., Daytona, Fort Myers, Ft Lauderdale,  Gainesville,  Jacksonville,  Keys,  Lakeland, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Sarasota, St. Augustine,  Boston, Springfield,  Worcester, Ann Arbor, Detroit,  Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Minneapolis,  St Paul, Charlotte. Fayetteville,  Greensboro,  Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston Salem, Fargo, Providence,  Charleston, Columbia,  Florence, Greenville, Seattle, Tacoma, Charleston,  Wisconsin, Milwaukee,  Cheyenne,  Casper,  Laramie,  Gillette, Milwaukee, Montana, Billings, Springfield, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Omaha ,Manchester, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham,  Fayetteville,  Wilmington, Providence, Charleston  Seattle, Milwaukee, Madison,  Green Bay, Casper or Laramie call Class Action Lawyer Network transvaginal mesh attorneys today.

Lawyers For Yaz, Fosamax, NuvaRing, Pradaxa, Mesh, SSRI’s, Actos,Tylenol, DePuy, Stryker

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in ABG Modular Stem lawyers, Alabama Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, APG II Recall Lawyers, Arizona Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Arkansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, California Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Colorado Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Connecticut Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Delaware Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Updates, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Georgia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, GranuFlo Dialysis Medication Lawyers, Idaho Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Illinois Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Indiana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Iowa Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Kansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Kentucky Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Louisiana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maine Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Massachusetts Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Minnesota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Mississippi Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Missouri Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Montana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nebraska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nevada Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Hampshire Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Jersey Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Mexico Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Ohio Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Oklahoma Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Oregon Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Pennsylvania Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, revuvinate recall lawyers, Rhode Island Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Dakota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Stryker Hip replacement recall lawyer, Texas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Toxic Substances, Transvaginal mesh, Tylenol Liver Damage Lawyers, Utah Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Vermont Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington DC Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, West Virginia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

We continue to accept nationwide vaginal mesh and bladder sling cases, Actos lawsuits, NuvaRing lawsuits, Dialysis medication lawsuits, Pradaxa lawsuits, Hip Replacement lawsuits, SSRI birth defect lawsuits, Tylenol lawsuits, Yaz lawsuits and others.

Vaginal Mesh

Nationwide vaginal mesh and bladder sling cases

Actos Lawyers

Patients have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after consuming the diabetes drug Actos.

Chemical Toxins Leach V Dupont Class Action Lawyers

Patients diagnosed with kidney cancer, testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis and/or thyroid disease who are members of the Leach v. Dupont class.  Leach class definition: a person who drank contaminated water for at least one year prior to December 3, 2004 from one of six named water districts, or specified private drinking water wells contaminated with C-8.  The affected water districts are:

Patients diagnosed with kidney cancer, testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis and/or thyroid disease who are members of the Leach v. Dupont class.  Leach class definition: a person who drank contaminated water for at least one year prior to December 3, 2004 from one of six named water districts, or specified private drinking water wells contaminated with C-8.  The affected water districts are (1) Little Hocking, Ohion (2) Lubeck Public Service District, West Virginia (3) City of Belpre, Ohio (4)  Tuppers Plains, Ohio (5) Mason County Public Service District, West Virginia (6) Village of Pomeroy, Ohio.

Chemical exposure lawyer Little Hocking,

Chemical exposure lawyer Lubeck Public Service District,

Chemical exposure lawyer Belpre,

Chemical exposure lawyer Tuppers Plains,

Chemical exposure lawyer Mason County Public Service District,

Chemical exposure lawyer West Virginia ,

Chemical exposure lawyer Village of Pomeroy

It does not matter where class member now reside, so long as they lived in one of the contaminated areas and drank the water at least one year effective December 3, 2004.

DePuy Hip Pinnacle and ASR Hip Implant Recall Lawyers

Faulty Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants.

Fosamax Lawyers

We are actively pursuing new Fosamax femur fracture cases.  Our intake criteria for these cases is as follows: (1) proof of at least 4 years of Fosamax use or other oral bisphosphonates; (2) fracture of the subtrochanteric or shaft area of the femur; (3) no or minimal trauma associated with the fracture; (4) 80 years old or younger at time of fracture.

Granuflo, Naturalyte Dialysis Mediction Lawyers

We are litigating cases aagainst Fresenius, the German manufacturer and distributor of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysate products. These products are supposed to safely filter and cleanse the bloodGranuFlo/NaturaLyte has been directly linked to unsafe levels of bicarbonate in dialysis patients.

Nuvaring Lawyers

Accepting cases preferably for injuries arising after 2011.  Organon/Merck’s vaginal ring contraceptive drug/device are being actively litigated in both state and federal venues, and have been since late 2007. Plaintiffs allege that NuvaRing increases a woman’s risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke above and beyond the risk that is mentioned in the label.

Pradaxa Excessive Bleeding Lawyers

Pradaxa is an anticoagulant drug indicated for patients who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa was heralded as a treatment advance because it is easier to take than its competitor, it also can cause uncontrollable bleeding which cannot be stopped by any antidote.  Accordingly, there have been bleeding events which have lasted for days.  Some clients have been told that there is simply nothing medical science can do to stop the bleeding.  People have died

Lexapro/Celexa, Zoloft, Prozac, Effexor, Wellbutrin and Pax Lawyers

SSRI antidepressant manu­facturers, including Glaxo-SmithKline, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and Forest Laboratories, alleging a variety of birth defects from prenatal exposure to these drugs. The products involved include Lexapro/Celexa, Zoloft, Prozac, Effexor, Wellbutrin and Paxil.

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers

Litigation against Stryker.  “Rejuvenate” and “ABGII” stem implants were recalled in the summer of 2012, and the failure of these femoral stems has caused enormous damage for those patients as a result of “fretting” in the modular neck- stem junction, leading to corrosion and exposure to large amounts of metallic debris.

Tylenol Lawyers For Liver Damage

Branded Tylenol acetaminophen toxicity causing acute liver failure requiring hospitalization.

Yaz Lawyers

*Only for injuries that occurred before 4/10/2012 as well as from states with 3+ year SOLs and Discovery rules. Cardiovascular injuries caused by Drospirenone (DRSP), the active progestin component in these oral contraceptive pills.  Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Blood Clots and certain types of Stroke.

Vaginal Mesh Lawyers Updated Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Information

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Alabama Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Delaware Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Georgia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Idaho Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maine Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Massachusetts Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Medical Device Lawsuits, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Minnesota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Mississippi Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Missouri Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Montana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nevada Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Mexico Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Dakota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Ohio Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Pennsylvania Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Rhode Island Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Dakota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Transvaginal mesh, Utah Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington DC Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, West Virginia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Wisconsin Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Wyoming Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

Class Action Lawyer Network, vaginal mesh lawyers are  accepting all TVT, Vaginal Mesh and Bladder Sling lawsuits at this time. Although many states have reached the 2 year statute of limitation cut off dates, our vaginal mesh lawyers are still accepting these lawsuits on a case by case basis.

The following is a list of vaginal mesh lawsuit states that do not have a 2 year statute of limitations. Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee have a one year statute of limitations.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits  Statute Of Limitations

ARK = 3 Yrs. (Non-discovery)
DC = 3 Yrs.
FL = 4 Yrs.
Maine = 6 Yrs. (Non-discovery)
Mass = 3 Yrs.
MI = 3 Yrs.
Minn = 4 Yrs.
Mont = 3 Yrs.
NH = 3 Yrs.
NM = 3 Yrs.
NY = 3 Yrs. (Non-discovery)
NC = 6 Yrs.
RI = 3 Yrs.
SC = 3 Yrs.
WA = 3 Yrs.
WI = 3 Yrs
WY = 4 Yrs.
 
Non-discovery means SOL starts to run from DATE OF IMPLANT.
 
Most vaginal mesh lawsuits are being filed in the consolidated MDL'S in West Virginia.
Vaginal Mesh Multi District Lawsuit List Consolidated Under Judge Goodwin in West Virginia

    MDL – 2325, IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL No. 2187 | In RE: CR Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2326 IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2327 IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2387 IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation
    Cook Medical Surgical will be the 5th MDL
Vaginal mesh lawsuits are being accepted for all of the manufacturers listed above. Boston Scientific and AMS vaginal mesh cases have a unique advantage. If you have had your vaginal mesh implanted in a 2 year statute state and it is a Boston Scientific or AMS product the lawsuit can be moved to the state's of the mnaiufacturers. This is Minnesota and Massachusetts. These states have not reached the statute filing date as of yet.

Contact our vaginal mesh lawyers for more information on filing you vaginal mesh lawsuits for class action lawsuit against mesh.

 

Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Trials Updated

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Arkansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Class MDL Class Action News, Connecticut Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maine Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Medical Device Lawsuits, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Minnesota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Missouri Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Montana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Hampshire Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Mexico Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Dakota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Pennsylvania Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Rhode Island Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Dakota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington DC Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, West Virginia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Wisconsin Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Wyoming Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates

The vaginal mesh Class action ( multi-distict litigation ) may very well be the largest since the Dow Corning Breast Implant Class Action. The bellwether trials are progressing. Below are the updated reports. A bellwether trial sets the tone of expectation for a juries reaction to injuries, So far the juries have spoken in favor of the victims.

Bard Bellwether Trial, The First of Four Bellwether Trials

A jury  found C.R. Bard iiable for injuries and  must pay $2 million to a woman who sued saying she suffered injuries from the company’s vaginal-mesh implant, a jury found. Today’s jury verdict in Charleston, West Virginia, was the first in a federal court out of more than 5,000 claims over the devices. Jurors deliberated about 12 hours over two days before finding Murray Hill-based Bard liable for injuries that Donna Cisson blamed on its Avaulta line of devices. The jury awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages for Cisson’s injuries plus $1.75 million in punitive damages.

Boston Scientific Next

The first Boston Scientific  round of trials will begin on February 11, 2014, and will involve lawsuits filed over injuries  related to the use of the Pinnacle mesh products.
The second round will start on June 17, 2014, and will involve cases brought against Obtryx pelvic mesh. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2326)

Boston Scientific is just one of several manufacturers involved in litigations for surgical mesh lawsuits established in the Southern District of West Virginia.

Johnson and Johnson Trial Updates

A jury in Atlantic City ordered Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit to pay $11.1 million to a woman who suffered severe injuries from its vaginal mesh device.

Vaginal Mesh Overview

C.R. Bard’s products include:

Bard Pelvitex
Bard Pelvisoft
Bard Pelvilace or Pelvicol
Bard Utrtex
Bard Uretex TO
Bard Uretex TOO2
Bard Uretex TOO3

Bard Align
Avaulta Plus™
Avaulta Solo™
BioSynthetic Support System
Faslata® Allograft
Synthetic Support System

Coloplast Vaginal Mesh Products

    Novasilk Synthetic Flat Mesh
    Restorelle Smartmesh
    Exair Mesh

  
Johnson & Johnson products include:

Gynecare Prosima
Gynecare TVT Exact
Gynecare TVT Abbrevo
Gynecare TVT Retropubic System
Gynecare TVT
Gynecare TVT Obturator
Gynecare TVT Secur
Gynecare Gynemesh PS
Gynecare Prolift
Gynecare Prolift+M

Cook Medical Surgical Products

    Cook Medical Surgical
    Surgisis Biodesign Tension-Free Urethral Sling,
    Surgisis Biodesign
    Anterior Pelvic Floor Graft,
    Surgisis Biodesign Posterior Pelvic Floor Graft,
    Cook Urological Stratasis

AMS’s products include:

AMS MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling
AMS MiniArc Single Incision Sling
AMS Monarc Subfascial Hammock
AMS In-Fast Ultra Transvaginal Sling
AMS BioArc
AMS Sparc Self-Fixating Sling System
AMS Elevate
AMS Perigree
AMS Apogee
  
Boston Scientific products include:

Boston Scientific Arise
Boston Scientific Pinnacle
Boston Scientific Advantage Fit
Boston Scientific Lynx
Boston Scientific Obtryx
Boston Scientific Prefyx PPS
Boston Scientific Solyx

Vaginal Mesh Multi District Lawsuit List Consolidated Under Judge Goodwin in West Virginia

    MDL – 2325, IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL No. 2187 | In RE: CR Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2326 IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2327 IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2387 IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation
    Cook Medical Surgical will be the 5th MDL

Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Trials

Vaginal Mesh bellwether trials are selected to determine how similar vaginal mesh  lawsuits might turn out for the victims.  It’s a chance to see how juries will respond to the injury  claims when there are a large number of lawsuits with similar complaints. This  is very important to our vaginal mesh  lawyers.

 

Class Action Carnival Cruise Lines, Hot Tub Infections

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Medical Device Lawsuits

Class Action Lawyer Network maritime injury lawyers are reviewing hot tube onfection class action injury cases.

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Just when you thought it was safe to go cruising again…. a new Class Action Law Suit claims that Carnival Cruise Lines Hot Tubs are infested with dangerous, flesh-eating bacteria.

Tab Lankford, who was cruising on the ship Paradise on December 17, 2011, claims he contracted "hot tub folliculitis" from a Carnival whirlpool. The severe infection nearly cost him his leg. "The entire leg turned black and they wanted to amputate," said his attorney, John Billera. After a week in the hospital and $70,000 in medical bills later, Mr. Lankford's leg was saved, but he still bears the scars from the flesh-eating infection. When Mr. Lankford contacted Carnival regarding his infection, he claims a guest relations specialist told him that there were more than fifty other passengers on the same cruise who came down with the same illness from using the hot tubs.

And the infested hot tubs are not just limited to one ship. The suit alleges that on the May 12, 2012 voyage of Carnival's ship the Fascination, Maria Osoriocano and Andrew Smith became severely infected with MRSA and staphylococcus aureus from using its hot tub. Sean Cleary, their attorney, along with Mr. Billera have now filed a class action seeking the names of all persons who have suffered from a bacterial infection after using a Carnival hot tub.  "Our clients – and we believe many others – have suffered horrendous infections from bathing in Carnival's hot tubs," said Mr. Cleary. "One problem is that these infections may take a few days to surface. By the time the passengers know they have been exposed, it is often too late to report the problem on the ship."

Carnival's motion to dismiss the class action was recently denied by Federal Judge Cecilia Altonaga of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Attorneys Billera and Cleary are now seeking from Carnival the names of all persons who were infected by its hot tubs.
If you or someone you know suffered a rash, outbreak, pimples, boils, or other types of infection or illness  after using a Carnival Cruise Lines hot tub, please feel free to contact us.

If you have been injured by a hot tub infection on a cruise ship contact us

Will There Be A Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tolling Agreement? What Is a Tolling Agreement?

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits

Class Action Lawyer Network vaginal mesh  lawyers are waiting for the results of the signing of a tolling agreement for the vaginal mesh lawsuits. When this tolling agreement is signed vaginal mesh plaintiffs will hopefully have a few more months to get justice amd the courts will have some time to process an unpredented number of lawsuits.

What is a Tolling Agreement?

Legal Definition of Tolling Agreement
By Joseph Nicholson, eHow Contributor

Statutes of limitations generally limit the period after an occurrence in which a claim can be brought. Despite the concrete period specified in such statutes, however, determining exactly when the right to file a claim will be lost can be difficult to know with certainty. A tolling agreement between the parties to the potential claim can be used to create certainty that benefits both sides.

 Purpose Of A Tolling Agreement For A Dangerous Device Lawsuit Like The Vaginal Mesh

        The purpose of a tolling agreement is to prevent the loss of a right because of a statute of limitations. The terms of the agreement can be negotiated by the parties, usually through their attorneys. Ultimately, the parties entering the tolling agreement agree to waive the statute of limitations for either some predetermined period or up until some precedent condition.

    What Is The Benefit to the  Plaintiff

        Tolling agreements most obviously benefit a would-be plaintiff. A statute of limitations would ordinarily bar a claim, such as a personal injury tort claim, a breach of contract claim or collection of a debt. Because the plaintiff has to have enough facts to meet basic pleading requirements before the suit can continue, bringing the complaint together can sometimes be a race against the statute of limitations. By extending the period of time during which a claim can be filed, the plaintiff preserves the right to sue when the right might otherwise be lost.

   What Is  the  Benefit to Defendant

        Why a potential defendant might agree to a tolling agreement might not seem immediately apparent, but there can actually be significant benefit to the defendant. Offers to make a tolling agreement often occur within the context of settlement negotiations. If a defendant has determined that it would prefer to settle rather than defend against litigation, it might be willing to toll the statute of limitations period to allow negotiations to be completed. Otherwise, the plaintiff might be forced to file suit simply to preserve its right.
    Certainty

        A mutually beneficial reason to enter a tolling agreement is to create certainty about when a suit can be filed. For a variety of reasons, there can be ambiguity about when a plaintiff’s right to sue terminates even with the existence of a statute of limitations. Drafting a tolling agreement gives both sides the opportunity to define the outer limits of the limitations period, with an extension given in exchange for a promise not to sue after a certain date or condition. This certainty makes it easier for both sides to assess their relative positions and conduct effective negotiations.
    Initiation

        There are several reasons why even an apparently clear statute of limitations period may be ambiguous. A common reason is that though a statute of period is clear on how long it should last–for example, five years–there can be confusion as to exactly when it started. Many statutes of limitations do not begin until the plaintiff knows or should reasonably have known when the even giving rise to the cause of action occurred. For example, it may not be immediately clear after a surgery that the patient was a victim of malpractice. A plaintiff shouldn’t necessarily be barred from recovery because there was no way to know he was a victim until after the statute of limitations expired. But determining exactly when the patient should reasonably have known can be difficult.
    Laches

        Another reason for ambiguity is the doctrine of laches. This is a principle of fairness that can be used to prevent a plaintiff filing a suit even before the statute of limitations period has expired. A plaintiff who has slept on his rights and not filed suit when he could have and the result has prejudiced the defendant because evidence has been lost or destroyed, or for other reasons, can be barred from filing by the doctrine of laches. Defendants often raise the defense of laches, but it is rarely effective. Nevertheless, the potential for ambiguity is another reason to create a tolling agreement that more clearly defines the parties’ relative rights to sue and be free from suit.

Read more: Legal Definition of Tolling Agreement | eHow http://www.ehow.com/about_6391028_legal-definition-tolling-agreement.html#ixzz2Ui7Qhrwv

Current Important Class Action, Dangerous Drugs and Devices Multi District Litigations In the News

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The following dangrous drugs and devices are appearing in lawyer ads and email blasts across the country.: Vaginal Mesh, Transvaginal Mesh, Pelvic mesh, Surgical mesh,  Bladder sling, Stryker Rejuvinate hip replacement, Stryker ABG Modular II Stems, Yaz, and Mesothelioma. The following dangrous drugs and devices are appearing in lawyer ads and email blasts across the country.:

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Women nationwide in the thousands are filing vaginal mesh lawsuits for severe mesh complications. The vaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated and the bellwether trials are moving ahead.

Vaginal Mesh Multi District Lawsuit List Consolidated Under Judge Goodwin in West Virginia

    MDL – 2325, IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2326 IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2327 IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    MDL – 2387 IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation

TransVaginal Mesh Lawsuits

These are still the same Prolene mesh which is causing severe complication, just unsder another name

Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

Still the same Prolene mesh and vaginal mesh lawyers, transvaginal mesh lawyers, and pelvic mesh lawyers are filing vaginal mesh lawsuits for all of these

Surgical Mesh Lawsuit, Bladder Sling Lawsuits

Still the same vaginal mesh lawsuit products

Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG Modular II Stems Hip Replacement

Class action Stryker lawsuit lawyers are filing lawsuit for the failed Stryker hip replacement where revision surgery is needed. We suggest you see an orthpedic doctor immediately.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is considering  forming an MDL to handle the growing number of Stryker lawsuits. Both the Rejuvenate and the ABG II hip implants were recalled in July 2012. This was done due to  reports that  the implants were  causing  complications including loosening of the joint, corrosion, and increased risk of inflammation as well as metal toxicity.  Many  victims of these  failed devices have had to undergo revision surgery to remove and replace them long before they reached the end of their expected 15-20 year lifespan. On March 18, 2013, Stryker filed a brief with the JPML, agreeing that coordination of lawsuits involving the recalled devices was appropriate.

Yaz Lawsuit

Yaz class action lawyers  are accepting Yaz cases for blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolism and untimely death of young women.

As of February 12, 2013, Bayer had reached agreements, without admission of liability, to settle the claims of approximately 4,800 Yaz victims  in the U.S. for a total amount of about US$1 billion," according to the annual report.

Bayer also said that it, "is only settling claims in the U.S. for venous clot injuries (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) after a case-specific analysis of medical records on a rolling basis. Such injuries are alleged by about 3,200 of the pending unsettled claimants. Bayer will continue to consider the option of settling individual lawsuits in the U.S. on a case-by-case basis.

 

Mesothelioma Lawsuit

1000's of hard working citizens are starting to show signs of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure on the job. Class action lawyers for Mesothwlioma victims and their families are here to help you.

 

 

 

Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers, Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits

Transvaginal mesh lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network are filing trnasvaginal mesh lawsuits for women nationwide. For Complications such as:

  •  
  •     Pain while urinating
  •     Prolapsed organs
  •     Urinary tract infections
  •     Bowel and Bladder problems
  •     Digestive problems
  •     Urination problems
  •     Painful sexual relations
  •     Urinary retention
  •     Relentless Infections
  •     Mesh erosion into the vagina, bladder, uterus, or intestines
  •     Lower back pain
  •     Severe relentless pain and suffering
  •     Mesh  erosion thru the vaginal wall

If you have experienced any of these side complications   being implanted with a transvaginal mesh call to be included in the nationwide mesh lawsuits. Do not wait. Time is running out.

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Updates, Mirena IUD Lawyers

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Mirena IUD lawyers are reviewing Mirena IUD lawsuit cases for uterine, abdomen and organ perforation. The Mirena IUD lawsuits have been consolidated in a multi district litigation. Now is the time to file your Mirena IUD lawsuits. If you cannot feel your Mirena string you must see a doctor. If the IUD has moved, gravitated out of position and you have a uterine or abdomen perforation you need to have your case reviewed immediatley by a Mirena IUD lawyer.

On  April 8, 2013 an order was  issued by the United States Judicial Panel ("USJP") on Multidistrict Litigation, MDL 2434* consolidating federal lawsuits alleging device migration and similar injuries caused by the Mirena IUD, manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.The first case management order in the consolidated litigation is  setting May 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. as the date for an Initial Conference. In advance of this conference, the court is requiring that Position Statements be filed by counsel no later than May 11, 2013.

As Yiou can see the Mirena IUD lawsuits are moving along. The most serious Mirena injuries of perforation are the ones being considered for the lawsuits at this time.

Please see this checklist and advise
Do I Have A Mirena IUD Lawsuit?  Criteria That Must Be Met To File Your Mirena IUD Lawsuit.
The Mirena IUD causes many symptoms and complications however, in order to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit your Mirena IUD lawyer will be looking for the following:
1. Mirena  IUD must be the product implanted
2. You must have gone to  your 4-6 week follow up appointment  and  your doctor has confirmed that your Mirena IUD  was properly implanted.
3. The Mirena IUD has perforated your uterus or other organ. The Mirena must have moved out of position, gravitated and has become embedded  in your uterus or an organ and/or  there is a perforation injury.
 4. This usually means the Mirena , needs to be or will be Laparoscopic surgically removed.
A lot of Mirena women either don’t go to follow up appointment or by the time they go to follow up the Mirena has already moved. If that happens this becomes a med mal issue and not a products issue. The statute of limitations starts to run when you knew Mirena perforated an organ.
Of course, consult with your doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above

Symptoms of Abdomen Perforation:

  • Abdominal pain – severe
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Symptoms of Uterine Perforation

 

  •     Rigidity, bloating and pain in the abdominal area
  •     Nausea
  •     Fever
  •     Chills
  •     Vomiting
  •     Rapid heartbeat
  •     Lower abdominal pain
  •     Heavy vaginal bleeding
  •     Inability to locate the Mirena IUD string

You must see a physician immediately if you cannot feel the string and you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

You must speak to a lawyers to participate in ther Mirena IUD lawsuits.

Mirena IUD MDL Consolidiation To Be Formed, Mirena IUD Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits, Mirena IUD Lawsuit

Thousands of women are filing lawsuits for Mirena IUD injuries. The most serious injury has occurred when the devise migrates out of position years after implantations. The devise then becomes embedded in the uterus or intestines causing a perforation. A doctor is required to surgically remove the Mirena IUD. The result in many cases is permanent infertility.

Lawyers are seeking  to consolidate all Mirena IUD lawsuits   in a  multidistrict litigation. This brings all Mirena IUD  lawsuits  to the federal court system,  transferred under  one judge where they will be coordinated in a manner similar to  the vaginal mesh and Yaz lawsuits.

Please see this checklist and advise
Do I Have A Mirena IUD Lawsuit?  Criteria That Must Be Met To File Your Mirena IUD Lawsuit.
The Mirena IUD causes many symptoms and complications however, in order to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit your Mirena IUD lawyer will be looking for the following:
1. Mirena  IUD must be the product implanted
2. You must have gone to  your 4-6 week follow up appointment  and  your doctor has confirmed that your Mirena IUD  was properly implanted.
3. The Mirena IUD has perforated your uterus or other organ. The Mirena must have moved out of position, gravitated and has become embedded  in your uterus or an organ and/or  there is a perforation injury.
 4. This usually means the Mirena , needs to be or will be Laparoscopic surgically removed.
A lot of Mirena women either don’t go to follow up appointment or by the time they go to follow up the Mirena has already moved. If that happens this becomes a med mal issue and not a products issue. The statute of limitations starts to run when you knew Mirena perforated an organ.
Of course, consult with your doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above

The Mirena IUD releases  levonorgestrel.  The  Mirena ia  a small T-shaped  IUD  inserted into the woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to five years.

So far eight lawsuits have been filed in the federal court system for the Mirena IUD. 1000"s of women have been contacting lawyers for a Mirena IUD lawsuit. We expect that there will be hundreds more over the coming year, and likely thousands. The most serious injuries reported are uterine perforation, organ perforation, perforaton of the intestines, migration and embedding of the devise in the uterus and organs, Infection, infertility,  and the need to surgically removal the Mirena.

Class Action Lawyer Network lawyers for the Mirena IUD are accepting nationwide victims for participating in what they believe will be a multi district litigation.

On January 16, 2013, plaintiffs moved for consolidation of all federal court actions requesting  that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation order that the cases be consolidated under one judge, Judge Patricia A. Gaughan, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

Mirena IUD Lawsuit UPdate

Mirena IUD Lawsuit  MDL Hearing March 23rd