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Defective Medical Devices

Jan 19, 2016
Defective Medical Devices

Bard Loses Appeal, Set to Pay $2 Million in Mesh Verdict

C.R. Bard, Inc. lost its appeal of a jury’s $2 million verdict in Fourth Circuit appellate court on Thursday. The court found that the medical device manufacturer was, in fact, responsible for the injuries the plaintiff suffered after she was implanted with the company’s transvaginal mesh device. In the appeal, Bard claimed that the district court wrongly excluded evidence regarding the FDA’s approval of its product. The court decided that the approval of the product did not adequately represent its safety, only how well it matched something already on the market.  

Jan 15, 2016
Defective Medical Devices

FDA Reclassifies Transvaginal Mesh as a High-Risk Device

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reclassified transvaginal mesh products as class III or "high risk" medical devices. This fact alone doesn't mean much without some context, but don't worry, we'll touch on that soon.… More

Jan 9, 2015
Defective Medical Devices

The Case Against Essure

by Kevin Pflug

Normally, when a company sells a defective product, those who have been injured may file lawsuits seeking compensation for the harm they have suffered.… More

Nov 20, 2014
Defective Medical Devices

Mixed Results Continue in Transvaginal Mesh Cases

It's been a mixed couple of weeks for transvaginal mesh lawsuits. While seven different manufacturers continue to face multidistrict litigations in West Virginia, there's been both good and bad news… More

Sep 25, 2014
Defective Medical Devices

Boston Scientific to Pay $73 Million: What's Next for TVM Suits?

by Greg Coleman

Boston Scientific Corp. was hit with a $73.4 million verdict earlier this month after a jury found that the company's Obtryx transvaginal sling was defective and caused serious injuries.… More

Aug 1, 2014
Defective Medical Devices

Cancer Risk Prompts J&J To Recall Morcellators

A controversial medical device used in hysterectomies and myomectomies is being recalled by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Endo-Surgery unit following FDA warnings… More

Jul 17, 2014
Defective Medical Devices

With 50K Lawsuits Filed, Vaginal Mesh Ban Rejected by FDA

by Greg Coleman

The FDA has announced it will not be recalling or banning transvaginal mesh products – or at least not yet. What prompted this announcement?… More

Jul 8, 2014
Defective Medical Devices

J&J to Pay $4M to State of Oregon Over Hip Implant Claims

This week, J&J agreed to pay out $4 million to settle Oregon's claims that subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics made false claims when advertising and selling its now recalled… More

May 1, 2014
Defective Medical Devices

Endo Settles 'Majority' of Mesh Cases, But Still Denies Any Fault

by Simon Clark

What's the best advice for companies facing legal action? Admit nothing and deny everything, apparently. Endo International Plc. has certainly taken that to heart – and yesterday's news… More

Mar 28, 2014
Defective Medical Devices

Transvaginal Mesh is Dangerous – But Europe's Still Undecided on its Use

by Simon Clark

There are 44,020 reasons not to trust transvaginal mesh – that's the total number of cases filed against seven different manufacturers as of March 13, 2014.… More


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