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Eric T. Chaffin

Oregon Woman Blames Physiomesh for Multiple Corrective Surgeries

On August 22, 2017, an Oregon woman filed a Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturers Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She claims that after being implanted with Ethicon’s hernia mesh, she suffered serious injuries. The case was filed in […]

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Tennessee Man Blames Stryker Metal-on-Metal Design for Hip Failure

On August 17, 2017, a Tennessee man filed a complaint against Howmedica Osteonics (d.b.a. Stryker Orthopaedics) and Stryker Corporation, claiming that after he was implanted with a Stryker LFIT femoral head, he suffered from serious injuries. The case is pending […]

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Case Management Order Gets Parties Moving Forward in New Jersey Stryker MCL

In May 2017, all New Jersey State Court Stryker LFIT V40 lawsuits were coordinated before the Bergen County Superior Court to reduce the risk of duplicative discovery and conflicting rulings. On July 31, 2017, the multicounty litigation (MCL) convened a […]

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U.K. Tells Hip Implant Manufacturers to Share the Burden of Follow-Up Costs

Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants have been the subject of scrutiny for many years. In 2013, for example, the FDA warned that they had “unique risks in addition to the general risks of all hip implants.” These include corrosion and fretting […]

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Jury Awards Hospital $6.6 Million in First Olympus Duodenoscope Trial

After an eight-week trial in King County, Washington, a jury ordered duodenoscope manufacturer, Olympus Corp., to pay Virginia Mason Medical Center $6.6 million in damages suffered as a result of a deadly superbug outbreak. They also ordered the hospital to […]

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Over 80 Lawsuits Already Pending in Consolidated Physiomesh Litigation

On June 2, 2017, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally filed Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits into the Northern District of Georgia. Since then, more cases have joined the litigation. There are now over 80 pending in […]

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Georgia Widow Blames Physiomesh for Husband’s Death

The Ethicon Physiomesh multidistrict litigation continues to grow in the Northern District of Georgia. All federally filed cases were transferred there in June 2017, with District Judge Richard R. Story overseeing the pre-trial proceedings. On June 21, 2017, a Georgia […]

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New Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Iowa Over Contaminated Heater-Cooler Units

On May 31, 2017, an Iowa woman filed a new class action lawsuit against 3T heater-cooler manufacturer LivaNova PLC, previously Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Iowa. The plaintiff […]

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Ethicon Physiomesh MDL Gets Underway with First Status Conference

On June 2, 2017, the U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally filed Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits into one court in the Northern District of Georgia. District Court Judge Richard W. Story was appointed to oversee the pre-trial […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Tennessee Man Blames Physiomesh for Chronic Pain

On May 22, 2017, a Tennessee man filed a Physiomesh lawsuit against manufacturer Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The plaintiff claims that after being implanted with Physiomesh to repair a hernia, he suffered from serious injuries. His […]