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December 14, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Dallas, TX: The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) first raised serious questions about the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal mesh implants in 2008. Much has happened since then -- studies and recalls and thousands of lawsuits. But women still suffer serious and painful pelvic mesh complications, which may take years to manifest. According to attorney and physician Dr. Shezad Malik, the most important thing women should know is that “it’s not too late to file a lawsuit or get involved in a settlement program because this is a device that will continue to cause problems for the rest of this decade.”Read [ Not Too Late for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit ]
April 29, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: Five years ago, attorney Paul Miller told LawyersandSettlements that he had 18 transvaginal mesh cases across Canada. In those five years, more Canadian women - and their doctors - realized the mesh is the cause of their pain and internal damage.Read [ Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits ]
“As of today, we have settled 220 transvaginal mesh cases and about 50 more individuals are getting close to settling,” says Miller at Will Davidson law firm in Toronto.And he is still hearing from women with TVM complications.
January 16, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Attorney: Transvaginal Mesh Device Makers Could Face Billions in Liability ]
Dallas, TX The number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated in West Virginia sits at around 60,000, but that number could still grow dramatically. Meanwhile, the past year was a big one for transvaginal mesh litigation, with one company announcing a large settlement and other companies facing verdicts against them. According to Dr. Shezad Malik, founder of the Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm, 2015 could see both an increase in the number of lawsuits filed and more positive results for transvaginal mesh plaintiffs.
May 7, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Settlement “Never Enough,” Says Attorney ]
Dallas, TX At first glance, American Medical Systems’ $830 million agreement to settle about 22,000 AMS transvaginal mesh complaints seems generous. But that only averages about $40,000 per case, before legal fees. The lawsuits allege the AMS polypropylene mesh is defective and that doctors and consumers were not properly warned about transvaginal mesh complications.
March 20, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ J&J Transvaginal Mesh Victory a “Fluke” ]
Dallas, TX The first of many scheduled court cases alleging that transvaginal mesh devices caused harm to thousands of American women was being closely watched. And a West Virginia judge’s decision in February to dismiss Carolyn Lewis’s personal injury case against Johnson and Johnson (J&J) caused some surprise, but will not deter other cases from going forward.
February 28, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: J&J Pays Punitive Damages ]
Dallas, TX Doctor Shezad Malik, an attorney specializing in transvaginal mesh product liability cases and a practicing cardiologist, says that the month-long jury trial against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary and its Prolift vaginal mesh implant came out with a $3.35 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff, and today Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must pay $7.76 million in punitive damages to the woman for injuries she blamed on the company’s vaginal-mesh device, a New Jersey jury ruled.
May 25, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Avaulta Mesh: Attorney Update ]
Newport Beach, CA The first Avaulta transvaginal mesh bellwether trial against C.R. Bard has been set for February 5, 2013 by Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where Bard cases have been consolidated. “The Avaulta transvaginal mesh claims are consolidated for discovery purposes,” explains attorney Brian Chase, of Bisnar & Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP. “Ultimately each case is individual and if there isn’t a global Multi District Litigation [MDL] resolution, then the cases will get transferred back to their original trial courts and be tried as individual cases.”
February 10, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Update on AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits ]
Minneapolis, MN "Because there are a number of transvaginal mesh manufacturers that have made many TVM products and subsequently caused injuries to thousands of women, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation decided it makes the most sense to have federal TVM lawsuits, including AMS claims, consolidated together in multi-district litigation, or MDL," says attorney Stacy Hauer, who is co-lead council in the Minnesota State Court American Medical Systems (AMS) litigation. This decision is in part because many women were implanted with mesh products made by multiple manufacturers.
January 16, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lead Council Discusses Consortium Claim and More… ]
Minneapolis, MN Attorney Stacy Hauer was recently appointed as interim co-lead council in the Minnesota State Court American Medical Systems (AMS) litigation. AMS is a major manufacturer of transvaginal mesh. "There is a legal claim called loss of consortium which relates to the marital relationship," says Hauer, "and this is one of the few cases in my career where there is a significant consortium claim to be brought against AMS and other transvaginal mesh manufacturers. The woman and their partners who have been injured have significant loss of intimacy in their relationships due to their injuries."
November 8, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Mounting in Canada ]
Toronto, ON Attorney Paul Miller of Will Davidson law firm in Toronto says that the first transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. "When I first got involved with these cases, I had no idea about the amount of suffering and the destruction of these women's lives," says Miller, "and not only them: Relationships with their husbands or boyfriends are falling apart."
- "Transvaginal Mesh Makers Treated Women Like Guinea Pigs," Says Attorney By Jane Mundy (Oct-10-11)
- Do You Have a Bard Avaulta TVM Claim? Attorney Weighs In By Jane Mundy (Sep-27-11)