Transvaginal Mesh Sales Halted The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered makers of transvaginal surgical mesh implants to immediately stop the distribution and sale of the products in the United States. The FDA said that Boston Scientific and Coloplast, the last two companies selling these products in the U.S., have not demonstrated “a… Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary was ordered to pay plaintiff Ella Ebaugh $57 million dollars for injuries she suffered from their transvaginal mesh implants. The verdict, rendered in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, was the largest verdict in the Philadelphia  mass tort litigation. … Read More

A jury has returned a verdict of $20,000,000 for a New Jersey woman who has been in constant pain since receiving a vaginal mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. The jury awarded $2.5 million in compensatory damages for pain, suffering, and economic loss, and $17.5 million in punitive damages to punish J&J and Ethicon for failing to warn about the risks of mesh implants.… Read More

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Mar 6, 2015 9:58:22 AM Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has been ordered to pay $5.7 million dollars to a California woman who was damaged by a TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh sling device. Thousands of defective transvaginal mesh products have been implanted in women suffering from the medical conditions Pelvic Organ… Read More

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 24, 2015 12:12:07 PM Mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard is reportedly in talks to settle the thousands of pelvic mesh lawsuits pending against it in federal and state courts across the country. At the urging of federal judge Joseph R. Goodwin, C.R. Bard’s attorneys and plaintiffs’ lead counsel have been discussing… Read More

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Dec 1, 2014 12:32:05 PM A jury in West Virginia has awarded $18.5 million to four women who suffered painful complications after receiving Boston Scientific’s Obtryx vaginal mesh slings. The verdict included an award of $4 million in punitive damages, $1 million to each plaintiff to punish for Boston Scientific’s “gross… Read More

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Nov 17, 2014 12:37:28 PM Four women were awarded $26.7 million in compensatory damages in the first federal bellwether trial over Boston Scientific Corp.’s Pinnacle transvaginal mesh implants. The jury ruled that the mesh implants were defectively designed, and that Boston Scientific Corp. had failed to warn doctors and patients… Read More

Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Sep 12, 2014 4:18:00 PM Taking only one day to deliberate after hearing evidence, a Dallas jury has awarded a 42-year old woman more than $70 million ($23.5 million in compensatory and $50 million in punitive) in damages related to her defective Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh implant. After hearing about… Read More