The Philadelphia judge presiding over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit that resulted in a $13.7 million judgment affirmed the award on appeal.
Medtronic's Covidien unit has agreed to settle over 11,000 lawsuits related to its transvaginal mesh implants.
In February 2012, a multidistrict litigation was created for lawsuits involving injuries allegedly caused by Ethicon transvaginal mesh or bladder slings.
Jury orders Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a Delaware woman who was left permanently injured after being implanted with a transvaginal mesh sling.
A federal court has designated 60 Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits as “miniwave 1” cases in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in the Southern District of West Virginia.
Product liability lawsuits involving vaginal mesh slings manufactured by Ethicon Inc. have been delayed, after the judge presiding over the multidistrict litigation postponed the next pending bellwether trial until the new year.