Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay in Settlement Over Mesh

Daniels Tredennick Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts Leave a Comment

Disclaimer: Results of this case are not necessarily indicative of future cases. A Delaware jury awarded a 51-year old bank teller $100 million over physical and emotional injuries she sustained from Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh inserts. The $100 million settlement, one of the largest jury verdicts of 2015, consists of $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive …

J&J Drops Plaintiff Solicitation Discovery Bid In Mesh MDL

Daniels Tredennick Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts Leave a Comment

Johnson & Johnson has withdrawn its discovery motion to pursue its allegations that the plaintiffs’ attorneys in transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation had engaged in illegal plaintiff solicitation and filed lawsuits without legitimate claims. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin on Feb. 11 granted J&J’s motion to withdraw its discovery motion related to its claims of plaintiff solicitation, though it did not …

Back-to-Back Transvaginal Mesh Trial Losses Put Pressure on Boston Scientific

Daniels Tredennick Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts Leave a Comment

Boston Scientific Corp’s back-to-back losses in the first two federal trials over its transvaginal mesh devices could drive up the cost of resolving thousands of similar lawsuits, according to legal experts. On November 20th, a jury in West Virginia awarded four women $18.5 million for injuries they said were caused by the Massachusetts-based company’s Obtryx device for stress urinary incontinence, …

Bard Can’t Avoid Its Part Of Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Daniels Tredennick Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts Leave a Comment

  A California appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a $5.5 million verdict against C.R. Bard Inc. and a gynecologist that found the two responsible for a woman’s injuries from a vaginal mesh implant in the first such case to go to trial. The panel rejected Bard’s argument that the negligence theories submitted to the jury were erroneous, finding instead that …

Mesh Verdict for Florida Plaintiffs Could Force Boston Scientific into Global Settlement

Daniels Tredennick Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts Leave a Comment

As our blog reported last week regarding Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh trial in Miami, Florida, the verdict is in and in favor of the plaintiffs. Boston Scientific must pay $26.7 million to a group of four women who blamed the company’s vaginal inserts for injuring them, a jury concluded in the first federal trial of claims over the devices. Jurors …

J&J Federal Trial on Pelvic Mesh Devices Begins in West Virginia

Daniels Tredennick Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts

Johnson and Johnson (JNJ), and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., are going on trial this week in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, facing charges that one of its pelvic mesh devices, the TVT-O, was defective and that the company was negligent and fraudulent in its representation of the product. We Are Mesh Survivors, a coalition …

Judge Plans To Speed Up Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits, Trials

Daniels Tredennick Pharmaceutical and Mass Torts

As the number of vaginal mesh lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system continues to increase, with many of the manufacturers of these controversial products making little progress toward settling the claims, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the litigation indicates that he will prepare a large number of cases to be “expeditiously set for trial.” U.S. District Judge Joseph …