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C.R. Bard Slammed With Multi-Million Dollar Loss

April 13, 2018 – A day after a jury awarded Plaintiff and her husband $33 million in compensatory damages, the same jury found that an additional $35 million in punitive damages was warranted because Bard “acted maliciously or in wanton and willful disregard of the rights” of Plaintiff. Visit our IVC filter lawsuit page for more information. Please don’t hesitate to call us today if you think you need help with a similar case. Reference: “Bard Hit With $35M Punitive Damages In NJ Mesh Case.” Law360, 13 April 2018,  https://www.law360.com/articles/1033164/bard-hit-with-35m-punitive-damages-in-nj-mesh-case.

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Plaintiff Awarded $1.2 Million In Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit

May 24, 2018 – A Texas jury awarded a firefighter $1.2 million after finding that Cook should have properly warned the man’s surgeon of the risks of its IVC filter after it caused debilitating injuries. Visit our IVC filter lawsuit page for more information. Please don’t hesitate to call us today if you think you need help with a similar case. Reference: Polemenakos, Lori. “$1.2 Million Verdict Reached In Cooke Celect IVC Filter Trial.” Leading Response, 30 May 2018, https://leadingresponse.com/ivc-filter-verdict/.

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Woman Awarded $33 Million in IVC Filter Lawsuit

November 2019 – A jury in Philadelphia awarded more than $33 million to a woman who was injured as a result of a defectively designed blood filter. Visit our IVC filter lawsuit page for more information. Please don’t hesitate to call us today if you think you need help with a similar case. References: Mitchell, Max. “Philadelphia Jury Awards $33M in City’s First IVC Filter Trial.” The Legal Intelligencer, 28 October 2019, www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2019/10/28/phila-jury-awards-33m-in-citys-first-ivc-filter-trial/?slreturn=20191108093839 Ray, John. “Will $33.7 Million IVC Filter Verdict Expedite Mass Settlement?” Mass Tort Nexus, 30 October 2019, https://www.masstortnexus.com/News/5406/Will-337-Million-IVC-Filter-Verdict-Expedite-Mass-Settlement#:~:text=Rex%20Medical)-,The%20Jury%20awarded%20Tracy%20Reed%2DBrown%20%241%2C045%2C764%20million%20in%20future,presided%20over%20the%20Reed%20case.

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Jury Awards $3 Million In Third Cook MDL Bellwether

January 6, 2020 – In the final of three bellwether trials held in the Southern Indiana District Court against Cook Medical IVC filter devices, a jury awards the plaintiff $3 million. Visit our IVC filter lawsuit page for more information. Please don’t hesitate to call us today if you think you need help with a similar case. Reference: “In re Cook Med., Inc., IVC Filters Mktg., Sales Practices & Prod. Liab. Litig.” Casetext, 06 January 2020, https://casetext.com/case/in-re-cook-med-inc-ivc-filters-mktg-sales-practices-prod-liab-litig-3.

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Bard, Cook, and Cordis IVC Filter MDL Status Updates

November 2020 – Lawsuits against C.R. Bard and Cook Medical’s claim that devices were defective. This defect makes it more likely to fracture or perforate the inferior vena cava. Visit our IVC filter lawsuit page for more information. Please don’t hesitate to call us today if you think you need help with a similar case. References: Turner, Terry. “IVC Filter Lawsuits, Verdicts & Settlements”. Drugwatch, 7 July 2020,  https://www.drugwatch.com/ivc-filters/lawsuits/. Turner, Terry. “IVC Filter Removal”. Drugwatch, 17 November 2020, https://www.drugwatch.com/ivc-filters/removal/.

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Johnson & Johnson Issues an Urgent Field Safety Notice

May 25, 2016 – Johnson & Johnson issued an “Urgent Field Safety Notice” to warn of the higher instances of hernia recurrence and revision surgery needed from the Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh. This served as a voluntary recall of all unused products. However, in the U.S., this was categorized as a “market withdrawal”, not a “recall”. References https://www.moph.gov.lb/userfiles/files/Medical%20Devices/Medical%20Devices%20Recalls%202016/8-6-2016/ETHICONPHYSIOMESH%E2%84%A2FlexibleCompositeMesh.pdf.

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Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh

October 25, 2016 – The first lawsuits were scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh which had been removed from the global market in May 2016 after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended. For other updates and information, please visit our hernia mesh litigation page. References Akre, Jane. “Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh.” Mesh News Desk, October 25, 2016, https://www.meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/.

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Atrium C-Qur Lawsuits Consolidated

Dec. 8, 2016 – Multiple Atrium C-Qur lawsuits are consolidated into MDL No. 2753 in the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire. For more updates and information about joining a lawsuit, please visit our Hernia Mesh Lawyers page. References U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, https://www.nhd.uscourts.gov/multi-district-litigation-mdl.

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U.S. District Court of New Hampshire Consolidates Actions into MDL Against Atrium

December 2018 – Per the U.S. Judicial Panel’s Transfer Order, the six outside pending actions against  Atrium were consolidated into the District of New Hampshire MDL. Visit our hernia mesh lawsuit page for more information. Please don’t hesitate to call us today if you think you need help with a similar case. Reference: U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, https://www.nhd.uscourts.gov/multi-district-litigation-mdl.

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Merck & Co. Ordered to Disclose Internal Emails In Zostavax Lawsuit

December 23, 2020 — Judge Harvey Bartle ruled that all but part of one of the 22 documents in dispute were not shielded by the attorney-client privilege.  Accordingly, Merck & Co. is required to disclose internal emails about potential changes to the label of Zostavax, which could reveal its knowledge of the adverse effects its vaccine was causing long before it actually made the label change in 2014. Reference: Pierson, Brendan. “Merck Must Turn over Emails in Zostavax MDL, despite Claims of Privilege.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 24 Dec. 2020, www.reuters.com/article/health-zostavax/merck-must-turn-over-emails-in-zostavax-mdl-despite-claims-of-privilege-idUSL1N2J41FA.

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