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Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Costs J&J $120 Million

The multi-sector health care company, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), has agreed to pay upwards of $120 million to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed by women who sustained injuries after utilizing their transvaginal mesh devices. This first settlement from the company’s Ethicon Inc. unit—which will compensate 2,000 to 3,000 women—is the initial move... Read more »

Texas Woman Sues After Suffering Mirena Uterine Perforation

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is being sued for permanent injuries, financial losses and emotional distress allegedly caused by the defective nature of its Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). Plaintiff Alicia Sloan claims that the manufacturer did not comply with federal standards relevant to the sale of prescription products in the U.S., by... Read more »

Plaintiff Sues Over Failed Durom Cup Hip Implant

Hip replacement Complications
Plaintiff Wendy Huston has suffered debilitating injuries and financial losses that she claims are a direct and proximate result of being implanted with the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement. She is now suing the manufacturer on counts of intentional misrepresentation, negligence, constructive fraud, manufacturing defect, unjust enrichment and failure to... Read more »

Missouri Widow Claims Bard G2 IVC Filter is Defective

IVC filters are designed to catch blood clots before they reach the heart or lungs, and are indicated for patients who cannot tolerate blood thinning medications. The main purpose of this medical device is to prevent pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. Missouri resident Catherine Rowden claims that on September... Read more »

Mirena Perforation Led to Sepsis, Claims California Plaintiff

Uterine perforation
A California woman is suing Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals after allegedly suffering permanent injuries from the company’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). Plaintiff Zabrinah Brown claims that after just one year of receiving the popular birth control device at a Kaiser Santa Clara office in 2014, the Mirena spontaneously migrated, causing a... Read more »

Kentucky Man Files Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit

Hip replacement systems
In a recent Pinnacle hip lawsuit filed against DePuy Orthopedics, plaintiff Ronald Aller is demanding compensation for permanent injuries, lost wages, and physical and mental pain allegedly caused by the defendant’s hip replacement device. His wife is seeking additional damages for loss of consortium. The complaint was directly filed into... Read more »

Plaintiff Awarded $9.2M in Zimmer Hip Lawsuit

Hip replacement Complications
Zimmer Inc. has lost its first case involving the Durom Cup hip replacement. Last week, a Los Angeles County Superior Court ordered the device manufacturer to pay plaintiff Gary Kline $9.2 million. The jury found Zimmer liable on claims of failure to warn and defective design before handing down their... Read more »

Second Round of Mirena Lawsuits Selected for Bellwether Trials

Since April of 2013, Mirena IUD lawsuits filed in federal courts throughout the United States have been coordinated before Judge Cathy Seibel under multidistrict litigation (MDL). By centralizing product liability claims that have common issues of fact and allegations for pretrial proceedings, there is less chance of redundant discovery and... Read more »