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Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway August 30, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Columbus, OH More than 8,000 hernia mesh patients and their attorneys who filed Ethicon physiomesh complaints are likely watching closely C.R. Bard’s first bellwether trial, which is expected to last five weeks and two days.
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Abdominal Mesh Surgery Destroys Life, say patients in the U.S. and Scotland

Abdominal Mesh Surgery Destroys Life, say patients in the U.S. and Scotland May 27, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Lancaster, SC Ruth underwent three abdominal mesh surgeries in the last few years, all of them unsuccessful. She now lives with an ugly scar and constant pain. She replaced her addiction to prescription painkillers with Suboxone (prevents painful addiction withdrawal) and trips to the emergency room with visits to the addiction center. 
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Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Settlement and More Abdominal Mesh Lawsuits Filed

Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Settlement and More Abdominal Mesh Lawsuits Filed April 23, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC Boston Scientific will pay $188.6 million to resolve transvaginal mesh lawsuits in 47 states and the District of Columbia. This means that tens of thousands of women who have been injured by vaginal mesh implants will qualify for some restitution.
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Ethicon Litigation Dragging but Bellwether Trials Rescheduled

Ethicon Litigation Dragging but Bellwether Trials Rescheduled February 19, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA The Ethicon Physiomesh bellwether trial schedule, which was delayed due to COVID-19, has been confirmed by U.S. District Judge Richard Story in the Northern District of Georgia. The first hernia mesh complications case will go before a jury in March 2021.
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Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned January 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Columbus, OH Having been delayed three times now, the first C.R. Bard hernia mesh lawsuit is slated for April 19, 2021. The bellwether jury trial has been centralized before U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus in the Southern District of Ohio. At issue is that Bard and its subsidiary Davol knew and when they knew about their defective hernia mesh.
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Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach”

Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach” December 7, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Harrisburg, PA Kelly and John are just two of more than one million hernia repair surgeries performed yearly in the U.S., and 90 percent use surgical mesh. Recent reports indicate that one out of every three patients have suffered common mesh complications, some of which led to surgical mesh lawsuits.
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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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