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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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IUD Breakage Linked to Infertility; Multiple Women File Lawsuits

Women are suing Teva, the owner of Paragard, after their IUDs broke during removal and caused infertility, among other health issues. Various plaintiffs claim that the device became stuck to the uterine wall and broke apart when the device was removed. This caused severe abdominal pain, pelvic inflammation, infection, and infertility. There are currently 55 open cases in the...

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Paragard IUD Cases Rising

December 8, 2020 — The number of women alleging that their Paragard IUDs broke off inside of them during their removal is not slowing, but rather increasing at an alarming rate.  Those affected by the allegedly defective IUDs claim that Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer, failed to warn both them and their doctors about the risk of the IUD breaking...

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Thousands of Hernia Mesh Cases Consolidated and Preparing for Trial

Thousands of Cases Consolidated – Heading for Trial September 2018 – Thousands of cases have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in front of Judge Richard W. Story.  The Court entered an order in January 2018 which created an initial group of 34 cases to prepare for trial. The initial group of...

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Three Medical Manufacturers Due In Court In 2021 Over Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Lawsuits against Bard, Ethicon, and Atrium resumed in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic stalled litigation. Nearly 15,000 claims have been filed against these three companies for their Hernia mesh products.  None of the companies have announced settlements in any lawsuit, but claims continue to rise. Source: Drug Watch

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Currently Pending MDLs Against Hernia Mesh Manufacturers

October 2020 – There are currently three separate multidistrict litigations (MDLs) open against manufacturers of hernia mesh surgical devices, as listed below: Atrium C-QUR Mesh MDL In re: Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation, Case No.: 16-MD-2753 LM (New Hampshire). The judicial panel established the consolidated litigation in December 2016. To date, approximately 2,100 lawsuits over Atrium...

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