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Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Trials Updated

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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.

 

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