Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lawsuit Update: Jury Awards Oregon Woman $100K

An Oregon jury awarded $100,000 to a woman who suffered injuries allegedly tied to da Vinci robotic gynecological surgery.  Michelle Elsey was unaware of the seriousness of her injuries until a CT scan years later revealed that several foreign objects had been left in her pelvis after a malfunction of the da Vinci robotics during her prior surgery. Da Vinci Robotics and Medical Malpractice In 2007, Mrs. Elsey complained of pelvic pain and sought treatment from Dr. Daniel Laury, a prominent Oregon... Read More

C.R. Bard Slammed With $2 Million Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict

Transvaginal Mesh Settlements

Shortly after a federal judge declared a mistrial in the case of Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00195, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (Charleston), the matter was brought back before a West Virginia jury, which rendered a substantial verdict in the amount of two million dollars.* The verdict, against C.R. Bard involved an injury that the plaintiff sustained after having an Avaulta trans-vaginal device implanted.* After deliberating, the jury rendered an award to the plaintiff in the amount of $250,000... Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Verdict Exceeds $11 Million Against Johnson & Johnson

Transvaginal Mesh Punitive Damages Verdict

The first jury verdict against Johnson and Johnson (J&J)’s Ethicon subsidiary has resulted in a powerful statement regarding the pharmaceutical company’s lack of adequate warnings of the health risks posed by the transvaginal mesh implants.  A New Jersey jury awarded a nurse from South Dakota a total damage award of $11.46 million, which was comprised of $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million in punitive damages.  The plaintiff suffered serious medical complications after receiving a Prolift Transvaginal Mesh implant... Read More