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Laura Woods

Laura enjoys promoting consumer rights by reporting on defective medical device and working to bring these important matters to light.

Covidien Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Reached

A Covidien transvaginal mesh settlement will resolve some of the more than 11,000 claims currently pending against the company. Covidien agreed to the settlement on June 23rd, involving transvaginal mesh devices that allegedly caused patients to suffer severe and painful side effects. The West Virginia federal court filing did not disclose the... Read more »

Mirena Uterine Perforation Lawsuit Filed

A California woman has filed a Mirena uterine perforation lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Chelsea Dawn McClune claims to have suffered serious injuries caused by implementation of the device. According to the Mirena website, the device is the most prescribed IUD in the U.S. and is more than 99%... Read more »

Motion Filed to Centralize Bard IVC Lawsuits

A motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize all federal product liability lawsuits brought by plaintiffs who experienced complications with Bard inferior venous cava (IVC) filters for coordinated pretrial proceedings. This is not the first MDL regarding C.R. Bard products, as hundreds of... Read more »

California Woman Files Mirena IUD Lawsuit

A 26-year-old Oakland, CA woman has filed a Mirena IUD lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Sandra O. Rangel had the product inserted on May 11, 2012 and was forced to have it surgically removed just over one year later. Following the initial insertion of the device, her physician checked... Read more »

Michigan Woman Files Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit

A Michigan woman has filed a morcellator cancer lawsuit against a medical supply company. Denise Whitfield claims the use of a power morcellator sold by Karl Storz Endoscopy caused her to suffer serious injuries, including metastasized Stage 4 bone and breast cancer. “She must undergo extensive and difficult treatments for... Read more »