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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 […]

Roopal Luhana

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 […]

Roopal Luhana

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 […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Vascular Solutions Recalls More Catheters Due to Blood-Clot Risk

On June 22, 2017, the FDA announced that Vascular Solutions, Inc., a medical device company that manufactures products used in vascular procedures, had issued a worldwide recall of Venture Catheters. The company issued the recall on April 25, 2017, which […]

Roopal Luhana

Tennessee Woman Files Claims Concerning Bard Hernia Mesh

On May 11, 2017, a Tennessee woman filed a Bard Hernia Mesh lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. She claims that after she was implanted with the Monofilament Soft Bard Mesh, she suffered from […]

Roopal Luhana

New Jersey Consolidates Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits into New MCL

All Stryker hip replacement lawsuits filed in New Jersey state court have now been centralized into one court as part of a new multicounty litigation (MCL). According to a Notice to the Bar dated May 30, 2017, all cases involving […]

Roopal Luhana

Florida Woman to Have Physiomesh Surgically Removed

On May 16, 2017, a Florida woman filed an Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit in the Northern District of Florida. She claims that she suffered serious injuries after having Physiomesh implanted. The woman blames manufacturer Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson […]

Roopal Luhana

Study Shows More Widespread Heater-Cooler Contamination

Last year, the FDA warned doctors and patients that open-chest surgery performed with a Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices could increase a patient’s risk of developing a dangerous NTM infection. The devices had been linked with Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) and […]

Roopal Luhana

Court Specifies 8 Cases for Bair Hugger Bellwether Trial Pool

In December 2015, all federally filed Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits were centralized before one court in the District of Minnesota. Since then, both parties have been working toward the selection of a few cases that will go to trial […]