Vaginal Mesh

12/09/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Defendant Opposes Consolidation

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that C.R. Bard, Inc., a major transvaginal mesh manufacturer  and defendant in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, has argued against consolidation of the mesh litigation.  In a West Virginia federal court, Bard argued against consolidation in multidistrict litigation (MDL) fearing that such consolidation would paint a picture among juries that "something must be wrong" with Bard's pelvic mesh product. Arguing in favor of consolidation, attorneys representing women injured by transvaginal mesh implants have argued that consolidating the page... Read More
07/22/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Targeting C.R. Bard May Soon Settle

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Audet & Partners, LLP has learned that Covidien, a medical device manufacturer that supplied material to C.R. Bard that was incorporated into transvaginal mesh products, recently announced that they will set aside $180 million to cover losses expected in connection with transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending against C.R. Bard in federal multidistrict litigation centered in West Virginia.  There is speculation that C.R. Bard may soon settle many of these claims, and the company would then be... Read More
04/09/2014

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Update: Consumer Group Calls for Criminal Investigation into Johnson & Johnson Destruction of Evidence

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

In follow up to Audet & Partners, LLP previous reports on Johnson & Johnson’s alleged systematic destruction of documents related to the safety of its vaginal mesh products, a consumer advocacy group has asked the United States Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation in hopes that it will result in holding the company accountable for any misdeeds. According to reports, the Corporate Action Network, a consumer advocacy group, has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether or not... 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