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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 »

Boston Scientific to Pay $18.5 Million Transvaginal Mesh Verdict

More than 60,000 women of varying ages have sought legal recourse for serious injuries and financial hardships attributed to transvaginal mesh devices manufactured to help treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Plaintiffs allege that defendants distributed defective products without sufficient trials or warnings about bladder sling problems such as... Read more »

Ethicon Faces $3.2 Million Bladder Sling Lawsuit Award

The second bellwether case to go before trial in the Ethicon MDL was a resounding victory for the plaintiff, 52-year-old Jo Husky. A federal panel in West Virginia district court determined that Ethicon’s Gynecare TVT Obturator suffered design flaws, and ultimately caused the plaintiff’s severe injuries and complications. As such,... Read more »