VERDICTS

  • Tracy Reed-Brown v. Rex Medical L.P., Cause No. 00241 (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas).

    • Verdict: $33,684,140. This case involved product liability claims for defective design involving an IVC Filter device. The case produced the first verdict for plaintiff in a case against the Rex Medical involving an IVC filter.

  • Jeffrey Pavlock v. Cook Inc., et al., Cause No. 2017-03885 (Harris County, Texas).

    • Verdict: $1,240,500. This case involved product liability claims for defective design and inadequate warnings involving  an IVC Filter device. The case produced the first verdict for plaintiff in a case against the Cook Entities involving an IVC filter.

  • Perry v. Ethicon, et al, Cause No. S-1500-CV-279123 (Kern County, California).

    • Verdict: $5,700,000 verdict for Plaintiff. This case involved product liability claims for defective design and inadequate warnings relating to a pelvic mesh device. It was the first trial involving Defendant’s TVT-Abbrevo medical device and produced the first plaintiff’s verdict in a TVT-Abbrevo case.

  • Salazar v. Boston Scientific, Corp. et al., Cause No. DC-12-14349 (Dallas County, Texas).

    • Verdict:  $73,465,000 verdict for Plaintiff.  The verdict obtained in this case has the distinction of being the 26th largest verdict in the United States in 2014. This case involved claims for defective design and inadequate warnings relating to a pelvic mesh device.  It produced the first verdict for a plaintiff in a pelvic mesh case against Boston Scientific. 

  • Batiste v. Johnson & Johnson, et al, Cause No. DC-12-14350 (Dallas County, Texas).

    • Verdict:  $ 1,200,000 verdict for Plaintiff. This case involved claims for defective design and inadequate warnings relating to a pelvic mesh device.  This was the first trial, and first plaintiff’s verdict, in a TVT-O case.

  • Anderson v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cause No. 2330 EDA 2014 (Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas).

    • Verdict:  $3,000,000. This product liability action alleged that the defendant failed to warn plaintiff of the risks of birth defects associated with the prescription drug Topamax.

SETTLEMENTS

 

  • In Re: Bard IVC filters Product Liability Litigation:  resolution of approximately 1400 cases against medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. involving its IVC filter products.  

 

  • In Re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation: resolution of over 1700 cases against medical device manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon involving its pelvic mesh products.

 

  • In Re:Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation: resolution of 6000 cases against medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corporation involving its pelvic mesh products.

 

  • In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation: resolution of over 1200 cases against medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. involving its pelvic mesh products.

 

  • In Re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation: resolution of over 300 cases against medical device manufacturer Coloplast Corporatation involving its pelvic mesh products.

 

  • In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation: resolution of over 1300 cases against medical device manufacturer American Medical Systems involving its pelvic mesh products.

 

  • In Re: Covidien LP Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation: resolution of over 500 cases against medical device manufacturer Covidien LP involving its pelvic mesh products.

 

  • In Re: Gore & Associates, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation: mass resolution of cases against medical device manufacturer Gore & Associates, Inc. involving its pelvic mesh products.

 

  • In Re: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation:  resolution of several hundred cases involving multi-state plaintiffs against pharmaceutical company over its prescription drug Avandia.

 

  • In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation: resolution of several hundred cases involving multi-state plaintiffs against pharmaceutical company over its prescription drug Actos.

 

  • In Re: Seroquel Products Liability Litigation: mass resolution of several thousand cases involving multi-state plaintiffs against pharmaceutical company over its prescription drug Seroquel.

 

  • In Re: Zyprexa Products Liability Litigation: mass resolution of approximately one thousand cases involving multi-state plaintiffs against pharmaceutical company over its prescription drug Zyprexa.

 

  • In Re: Vioxx® Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation: resolution of several hundred cases in this court-administered settlement involving multi-state plaintiffs against pharmaceutical company over its prescription drug Vioxx.  

 

  • In Re: Rezulin Products Liability Litigation: mass resolution of several thousand cases involving multi-state plaintiffs against pharmaceutical company over its prescription drug Rezulin.

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