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Bellwether Vaginal Mesh Trial Results in $2 Million Verdict

August 19, 2013

Bellwether Vaginal Mesh Trial Results in $2 Million Verdict

A West Virginia jury has told C.R. Bard, the maker of the Bard Avaulta line of vaginal mesh products, that the company is liable for injuries sustained by a woman who had an Avaulta mesh device implant and ordered Bard to pay her $2 million in damages. In an earlier blog, the vaginal mesh injury…

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April 9, 2013

PBS Documentary Highlights Transvaginal Mesh Case

Recently, PBS ran a documentary in the series “Need To Know” calling into question the effectiveness of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) medical device evaluation process. The documentary highlighted the case of a South Dakota nurse who had an implanted Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift mesh device to treat her prolapsed pelvic organ….

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March 5, 2013

Nearly $8 Million in Punitive Damages Added in J&J Vaginal Mesh Verdict

The vaginal mesh injury lawyers in Jacksonville at Farah & Farah recently reported that a jury in Atlantic City, New Jersey awarded $3.35 million in compensatory damages to a woman who claimed that Johnson’s and Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift mesh product was defective, that J&J knew it, and that the medical device manufacturer had failed to…

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March 1, 2013

Jury Awards Woman $3.5 Million in Vaginal Mesh Case

The first trial over whether Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn about the potential dangers of the Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh implant is over — and the jury has awarded the plaintiff $3.5 million. The trial, which took place in State Superior Court in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was the first in the some…

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February 19, 2013

Jury Hears Final Arguments in Bellwether Vaginal Mesh Implant Trial

Transvaginal mesh injury attorney Eddie Farah has been following developments in the first of 1,800 lawsuits slated to go to trial concerning injuries caused by Johnson & Johnson’s defective Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh implant. Jurors heard final arguments in the trial, which was held in state court in New Jersey beginning in January. During summation,…

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January 15, 2013

First J&J Vaginal Mesh Implant Trial Begins in New Jersey

The first trial over Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh device has begun in New Jersey. The lawsuit was brought by a South Dakota woman who claims that she is in constant pain due to the failed transvaginal mesh and that she had to undergo 18 subsequent surgeries to repair damage caused by the…

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December 28, 2012

Florida Woman Files Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Against American Medical Systems

The Jacksonville transvaginal mesh injury attorneys at Farah & Farah have been alerted to a new lawsuit filed by a Florida woman against American Medical Systems (AMS). The woman alleges she suffered serious complications from the company’s AMS Monarc Subfacial Hammock mesh device. The complaint contends the woman had surgery to have the Monarc Subfascial…

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November 1, 2012

Transvaginal Mesh Revision Surgeries Fail to Restore Health to Patients

In recent years, thousands of patients who have received transvaginal mesh implants have suffered serious side effects from transvaginal mesh failures. And now, a recent study is showing that even when revision surgeries to correct complications from failed mesh implants are performed, women are in worse shape than they were before their original mesh surgery….

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July 30, 2012

Bard, Doctor Ordered to Pay $5.5 Million Over Vaginal Mesh Implant

A jury in California has found C.R. Bard, Inc. liable for $3.6 million in damages for injuries caused by its Avaulta Plus vaginal mesh implant. This was the first case — among the hundreds of lawsuits pending against Bard and other vaginal mesh manufacturers — to go to trial over the controversial medical devices. The…

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