• Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Information

07/22/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Targeting C.R. Bard May Soon Settle

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Audet & Partners, LLP has learned that Covidien, a medical device manufacturer that supplied material to C.R. Bard that was incorporated into transvaginal mesh products, recently announced that they will set aside $180 million to cover losses expected in connection with transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending against C.R. Bard in federal multidistrict litigation centered in West Virginia.  There is speculation that C.R. Bard may soon settle many of these claims, and the company would then be... Read More
06/18/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Remain for Injured Women Against Other Manufacturers

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As reported, Audet & Partners, LLP recently settled claims brought on behalf of hundreds of women injured after implantation of transvaginal mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems (AMS). Similar transvaginal mesh settlements are now being considered by other manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices. The parameters of the AMS settlements may lay the groundworks for settlements by other manufacturers of transvaginal mesh including Boston Scientific, CR Bard and others. In particular, the following wide range of criterial in the AMS settlements... Read More
06/18/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Remain for Injured Women Against Other Manufacturers

As reported earlier, Audet & Partners, LLP recently settled claims brought on behalf of hundreds of women injured after implantation of transvaginal mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems (AMS). Similar transvaginal mesh settlements are now being considered by other manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices. The parameters of the AMS settlements may lay the groundworks for settlements by other manufacturers of transvaginal mesh including Boston Scientific, CR Bard and others. In particular, the following wide range of criterial in the AMS... Read More
06/08/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Risks and Benefits Hotly Debated

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A recent meeting of the American Urological Association ("AUA") included extensive debate by surgeons and experts about the risks and benefits of transvaginal mesh slings which have been widely used in recent years for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women.  The longstanding, official position espoused by the AUA is that the synthetic mesh devices are important treatment options for women affected by urinary stress incontinence, a condition that leads to bladder leakage in women due to pressure from... Read More
05/27/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Risk Label May Be Heightened by FDA

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In the wake of mounting lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices implanted in women to treat a litany of internal conditions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") is now moving to heighten the risk label associated with transvaginal mesh specifically used to treat pelvic organ prolapse ("POP").  The risk label for mesh devices used to treat POP will be heightened from "low" to "intermediate." If the new standard is adopted after a mandatory 90-day public comment period, manufacturers of... Read More
04/09/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Update: Consumer Group Calls for Criminal Investigation into Johnson & Johnson Destruction of Evidence

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In follow up to Audet & Partners, LLP previous reports on Johnson & Johnson’s alleged systematic destruction of documents related to the safety of its vaginal mesh products, a consumer advocacy group has asked the United States Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation in hopes that it will result in holding the company accountable for any misdeeds. According to reports, the Corporate Action Network, a consumer advocacy group, has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether or not... Read More
04/03/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Global Settlements on the Rise

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Coloplast, Inc. may be considering settling a number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits against it for $16 million, Bloomberg reports.  If Coloplast A/S, one of the smaller manufacturers of mesh devices, proceeds with the settlements, legal experts predict an impending global settlement of similar lawsuits against other mesh manufacturers. Coloplast A/S, a Danish medical device company, has reportedly agreed to pay $16 million to settle various lawsuits covering approximately 400 women who sued for injuries caused by the company’s transvaginal mesh device,... Read More
03/05/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women across the country who underwent transvaginal mesh surgeries to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence following serious injuries from the procedures.   The lawsuits allege that various manufacturers failed to safely design and test the vaginal mesh devices and did not adequately warn women about the risks of injury. The complainants have alleged serious injuries resulting from implantation including chronic pain, organ perforation, infection, and device erosion. The transvaginal mesh multi-district... Read More
01/09/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Reveals Possible Widespread Document Destruction by Johnson & Johnson

According to recently filed court documents, Johnson & Johnson officials systematically destroyed or lost documents relating to its vaginal mesh implants despite having been ordered to preserve that evidence. Bloomberg.com reported* the alleged document destruction in early December 2013 after court documents were filed by the attorneys representing women who have sued Johnson & Johnson over injuries associated with the transvaginal mesh devices.  Destruction of critical evidence may potentially hinder the prosecution of valid transvaginal mesh claims by affected women.  The... Read More
08/30/2013

Second Transvaginal Mesh Trial Averted By C.R. Bard Settlement

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Audet and Partners, LLP reports that a second transvaginal mesh lawsuit to be heard as part of multidistrict litigation pending in West Virginia, has been settled by C.R. Bard.* The settlement resolves claims brought by plaintiffs Wanda and Greg Queen arising out of implantation of Bard's Avaulta transvaginal mesh device, allegedly requiring six subsequent remedial surgeries. The resolved case is Queen v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00012, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (Charleston)**. Terms of the settlement were not... Read More