Category: Medical Devices

Transvaginal Mesh

New Jersey Jury Awards Plaintiff $68 Million in Bard Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

A jury in Bergen County, New Jersey, has awarded $68 million ($33 million in compensatory damages & $35 million in punitive damages) to a woman who claims she was severely injured by C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Solo Support and Align Trans-Obturator...


Sales of Essure Contraceptive Restricted by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Monday that it would be implementing new legislation to protect women from Essure, a birth control implant that has been linked to complications including back / pelvic pain, bleeding, organ perforation,...

St. Jude Defibrillators

St. Jude Defibrillator Recall Lawsuit

St. Jude Medical is warning doctors and patients about a battery defect in its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) that can cause them to fail much earlier than expected, according to a Recall Notice issued by the U.S. Food & Drug...

Surgeons performing surgery

Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuits May Be Consolidated into MDL

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) is deciding whether to consolidate 42 lawsuits alleging severe infections from Stӧckert 3T Heater Cooler Machines for pretrial handling.

Knee Implant

Optetrak Knee Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania

Exactech is facing a products liability lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania woman who claims she suffered adverse health complications following knee replacement surgery with the company’s Optetrak implant.

Bair Hugger MDL Court Orders 2 Bellwether Trials

Two knee replacement lawsuits in the Bair Hugger MDL are being prepared for bellwether trials, which are scheduled to begin in April 2018.

Exactech Knee

DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Patient Claims Implant Left Him “Completely Disabled”

A California man who had total knee replacement with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee said he's worse after the surgery than when he was injured falling off a ladder.


Pennsylvania Man Alleges Inflammatory Reaction from Physiomesh

A Pennsylvania man who claims he was severely injured after being implanted with Physiomesh has filed a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturers.


Physiomesh Lawsuit Filed in Oregon

An Oregon woman who claims she was severely injured by the Physiomesh hernia patch has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit.

Surgeon at work

Pennsylvania Man Alleges Severe Infection from Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler

A Pennsylvania couple alleging a life-threatening infection M. Chimaera infection from a heater-cooler device has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers.