Destruction of Evidence

06/11/2014

Audet & Partners, LLP Moves to Preserve Documents Related to Phoenix VA Hospital Scandal

Phoenix VA Hospital Letter From William Audet

By letter dated June 10, 2014 to the Acting Secretary of the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Acting Director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, Audet & Partners, LLP has initiated formal action to prevent the destruction of documents related to potentially illegal "wait lists" maintained in connection with medical treatment provided to veterans in the Phoenix, AZ VA Health Care System. To review complete letter, please click here. On behalf of families considering lawsuits against the VA hospital... Read More
02/06/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Update: J&J Penalized For Lost Evidence

Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Information

Audet and Partners, LLP reports that a West Virginia magistrate overseeing multi district litigation in Ethicon v. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation, MDL Case No. 2:12-me-02327, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, will impose monetary sanctions against defendant Johnson & Johnson for its failure to preserve documents pertaining to the pending litigation. U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Eifert ruled that the defendant's "negligent loss of relevant evidence has unduly complicated the plaintiff's discovery and case preparation, and... Read More
01/09/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Reveals Possible Widespread Document Destruction by Johnson & Johnson

According to recently filed court documents, Johnson & Johnson officials systematically destroyed or lost documents relating to its vaginal mesh implants despite having been ordered to preserve that evidence. Bloomberg.com reported* the alleged document destruction in early December 2013 after court documents were filed by the attorneys representing women who have sued Johnson & Johnson over injuries associated with the transvaginal mesh devices.  Destruction of critical evidence may potentially hinder the prosecution of valid transvaginal mesh claims by affected women.  The... Read More