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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays November 11, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Concord, MA Hernia mesh lawsuits filed against three medical device manufacturers have been delayed mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic, and bellwether trials have been delayed a few times already. Nearly 15,000 hernia mesh claims pending in the federal court system have been consolidated in three multi-district litigations (MDLs).
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C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Trial Gets the Green Light

C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Trial Gets the Green Light October 18, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Federal hernia mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard are proceeding with the first bellwhether trial scheduled for January 2021 (it was postponed due to COVID), despite numerous efforts by the medical device maker to have the case dismissed. This trial may well indicate the future of hernia mesh litigation and significantly impact up to 10,000 pending hernia mesh cases.
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What’s Next for Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits?

What’s Next for Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits? September 12, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Atlanta, GA Judge Richard W. Story has now identified ten bellwether Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits that will likely shape the multidistrict litigation pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Trials in these hernia mesh lawsuits are now scheduled to begin in April 2020. But there will be plenty to watch even before opening statements begin.
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$80 Million Verdict in Ethicon Prolift Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

$80 Million Verdict in Ethicon Prolift Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit June 17, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Philadelphia, PA On May 17, a jury returned an $80 million verdict for Patricia and George Mesigian in their surgical mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon. The award included $50 million in punitive damages and a record-setting $30 million in compensatory damages.

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The FDA Pulls (Most) Vaginal Mesh Products off the Market – Now What?

The FDA Pulls (Most) Vaginal Mesh Products off the Market – Now What? May 22, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: The FDA has finally ordered the last two medical device companies selling transvaginal mesh products to pull them from the market. The agency said it is “committed to patient safety” but hundreds of thousands of women –victims of surgical mesh--would disagree. And the lawsuits are still pouring in.
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Abdominal Mesh Victim Prescribed Oxycontin--Could the Pain have been Avoided if Medical Devices were Tested?

Abdominal Mesh Victim Prescribed Oxycontin--Could the Pain have been Avoided if Medical Devices were Tested? April 10, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Tallahassee, FL: Shirley had abdominal mesh implanted following the resection of colon cancer. That was in 2008 and she has been in debilitating pain ever since. And taking Oxycodone to numb the crippling abdominal pain not only resulted in an addiction to opioids; she had to give up her job as a federal prison officer. Wait, it gets worse: her surgeon said all the mesh cannot be removed because it has eroded into her bowel.

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Multidistrict Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Awards and Settlements Approach $11 Billion

Multidistrict Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Awards and Settlements Approach $11 Billion March 13, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Charleston, WV As the nation’s largest mass tort product liability lawsuit winds to a close, those who have suffered from surgical mesh complications and their attorneys are pausing to take stock. Not everyone is happy.
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Ethicon Physiomesh Bellwether Trials to Start in September, 2019

Ethicon Physiomesh Bellwether Trials to Start in September, 2019 March 30, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: Plaintiff Sharon Smith would be understandably buoyed by news that the surgical mesh lawsuit file currently housed in multi-district litigation in Georgia is moving forward, with the first bellwether trials expected for September of next year. While nearly 500 lawsuits are currently housed in the MDL, a continuing barrage of cases have lead observers to believe that thousands of lawsuits could wind up in the MDL by the time bellwether cases begin in 18 months’ time.
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Hernia Mesh a Helluva Mess

Hernia Mesh a Helluva Mess February 19, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Raleigh, NC: Daniel complained to his surgeon time and again about pain and swelling from his abdominal surgical mesh used to repair a hernia back in 2015, but he was told it was simply the "healing process" and that "time would heal". But how long does the healing take? In Daniel's case, time was not on his side.
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California Woman Slams J&J, Ethicon with 7-Count Physiomesh Lawsuit

California Woman Slams J&J, Ethicon with 7-Count Physiomesh Lawsuit February 15, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: The Johnson & Johnson Ethicon surgical mesh lawsuits just keep on coming. On January 19, 2018, Sharon Smith filed a new Hernia Mesh lawsuit in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
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