29 March 2016: Linda Gross $11.1 million Prolift case survives appeal by J&J:
18 February 2016: Teresa Taylor v. Mentor Worldwide - First pelvic mesh MDL mesh ObTape plaintiff awarded $4.4 million: http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/first-pelvic-mesh-mdl-mentor-obtape-plaintiff-awarded-4-4-million-2
10 February 2016: Sharon Carlino vs Ethicon - Carlino pelvic mesh found defective awards $13.5 million against J&J:
18 January 2016: Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard - $2 million Compensatory and Punitive verdict against C. R. Bard upheld by Appellate Court: http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/cisson-2-million-compensatory-and-punitive-verdict-against-c-r-bard-upheld-by-appellate-court
22 December 2015: Patricia Hammons v. Ethicon - Philadelphia Prolift mesh case yields $12.5 million verdict for Plaintiff:
7 November 2015: Linda Batiste v. Ethicon - $1.2 million Batiste pelvic mesh case overturned by Texas Appellate Court:
19 October 2015: Martha Carlson v. Boston Scientific - Jury finds for Boston Scientific in North Carolina pelvic mesh trial:
5 October 2015: Carol Cavness v. Ethicon - First jury vote for Ethicon 10-2:
19 August 2015: No retrial for Ethicon in $3m pelvic mesh loss: A federal judge today shot down a bid by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon to overturn a $3.3 million judgment in a pelvic mesh product liability lawsuit and denied the company’s move for a new trial: http://www.massdevice.com/no-new-trial-for-ethicon-in-3m-pelvic-mesh-loss
24 June 2015: Covidien agrees to settle some cases over transvaginal mesh devices. Medtronic Plc's Covidien unit has agreed to settle some of the more than 11,000 claims involving its transvaginal mesh devices, which patients allege caused severe and painful side effects, according to a court filing:
28 May 2015: Jury Awards Plaintiff $100 Million in Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial:
11 May 2015: Sanchez v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Case settled on Monday morning just before the Los Angeles jury heard closing arguments. The defective product case began one week ago and represented the sixth trial facing the Massachusetts-based manufacturer of pelvic mesh implants.
8th March 2015: Bellew v. Ethicon Prolift Trial settles after a four day trial in the Federal court, Charleston West Virginia.
A settlement avoids a defective design jury conclusion. Terms of a settlement are not revealed and the company admits no liability:
5th March 2015: J&J ordered to pay $5.7 million in Perry v Ethicon. The verdict break down includes $700,000 compensatory
damages and $5 million punitive damages. The Abbrevo mini-sling, made of polypropylene, was found defective in its design and
in its instructions to doctors, the end users.
16th February 2015:
Eleventh- hour settlement in Bard Avaulta trial set to begin in Charleston Federal Court. Debra Wise v. C.R. Bard
settlement details are always confidential and never disclosed.
20th November 2014: Federal court jurors in Charleston, West Virginia, awarded a total of $18.5 million in damages to four
women who were implanted with the Boston Scientific Obtryx mesh, a mid-urethral sling used to treat incontinence.
The compensatory and punitive damages damages in the cases are:
Campbell – $3.25 million plus $1 million in punitive damages
Wilson – $3.75 million plus $1 million in punitive damages
Tyree $3.25 million plus $1 million in punitive damages
Blankenship…is $4.25 million plus $1 million in punitive damages
The jurors decided in each case the Obtryx was defectively designed, the instructions to physicians were insufficient and that the
company was negligent in its manufacture and design of the Obtryx. Each of those failures led to the injuries of the four plaintiffs,
the jury decided.
13th November 2014: Jury Decides $26.7 million for Four Women Injured by Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh. They decided the
Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh Repair Kit was defectively designed and that its instructions to physicians were also defective, that
the company was negligent and failed to warn patients about the dangers of the Pinnacle. Plaintiffs Margarita Dortes, Maria
Nunez, Juana Betancourt and Amal Eghnayem will receive between $6.5 and $6.7 million.
8th October 2014: Bard said to pay $21 million in First Big Vaginal-Mesh Accord. C.R. Bard agreed to pay more than
$21 million to resolve over 500 lawsuits alleging its vaginal-mesh implants harmed women, in the first large-scale settlement
of claims over the company's devices, people familiar with the accords said. Some UK mesh victims have these devices.
30th September 2014: $1.6 billion master settlement reached to resolve AMS pelvic mesh claim. Endo International announced
a master settlement has been reached that will resolve the 25,000 lawsuits facing the vaginal mesh maker and its subsidiary AMS
(American Medical Systems). Some UK mesh victims have these devices.
8th September 2014: US jurors awarded the plaintiff Martha Salazar *$73.5 million in total. They decided by clear and
convincing evidence that mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific displayed gross negligence – $50 million was awarded in
punitive damages and $23.5 million in compensatory damages. Some UK mesh victims have the Boston Scientific Obtryx
mesh tape. *Since reduced
5th September 2014: Another US jury also concluded that the TVT-O mesh tape device was defectively designed and
awarded the plaintiff Jo Huskey $3.27 million:
3rd April 2014: A US jury found that Ethicon’s TVT-O mesh tape, the device of choice in Scotland, was defectively designed and
awarded the plaintiff Linda Batiste $1.2 million:
4th March 2014: Coloplast Reported to Offer $16 Million to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits. Coloplast is one of the smaller
manufacturers of transvaginal meshes and is one of six of the 53,000 cases consolidated in federal court in West Virginia.
Now Coloplast A/S is said to be willing to settle its outstanding lawsuits for $16 million.
14th September 2013: The case of Melanie Virgil has resulted in a settlement in New Jersey announced September 14.
The 56-year-old music teach from Colorado was to go to trial September 23 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.(Bard Avaulta)
The settlement amount is undisclosed:
21st August 2013: Settlement offered in Wanda Queen Transvaginal Mesh Case. Settlement amounts are generally not
disclosed and the defendant does not admit liability as a condition of settlement. The plaintiff typically signs a confidential
agreement as part of the settlement agreement:
15th August 2013: Jury awards $2 million to Donna Cisson in First Federal Transvaginal Mesh Case against C.R. Bard:
The jury awarded Donna and Dan Cisson $1,750,000 in punitive awards in their product liability lawsuit against C.R. Bard & Co.
The punitive phase was entered into after the compensatory award of $250,000 was announced late this afternoon.
That brings the jury award to $2 million:
28th February 2013: After a 31 day trial, jurors in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon case awarded $7.76 million in punitive damages
to Linda and Jeff Gross for the injuries she suffered from a Johnson & Johnson product, the Prolift transvaginal mesh.
(Many Scottish women have this device and some were part of the PROSPECT Clinical Trial). The nine-person jury awarded
the South Dakota couple $3.35 million in compensatory damages Monday, February 25, making the award total $11.1 million:
24th July 2012: C.R. Bard loses $5.5 million in Landmark Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit: Christine Scott, 53, and her husband were
awarded $5.5 million by a Bakersfield, California jury for the injuries she suffered after being implanted with a synthetic vaginal
*Other cases have been settled quietly and anonymously out of court.
*Sincere thanks to Jane Akre and Mesh Medical Device News Desk for court coverage and comprehensive reporting.