Including the numbers from the mesh makers latest Securities and Exchange Filings with the federal government, the number of defective mesh cases now hovers at the 100-thousand lawsuit mark.
Even with 67,322 cases filed in federal court in West Virginia, more than any other Mass Tort amassed in one court, the media coverage remains quiet with the exception of large jury verdicts.
The latest numbers come from the SEC 10-Q report filed by Boston Scientific (23,000), Johnson & Johnson (33,000), AMS/Endo (25,000) and C.R. Bard (12,445). Add those number to the number of cases filed by Cook Medical, a privately held U.S. company which is facing 330 cases filed in the federal court in West Virginia and an unknown number around the country; Coloplast, a Danish company, facing at least 1,777 actions filed in the MDL; and Neomedic, a mesh maker from the U.K., which has 72 federal cases filed in federal court in the U.S.
These numbers do not include the cases filed with the MDL over the last two months and recently added to state courts. Typically, the federal multidistrict litigation has been adding one to two-thousand product liability pelvic mesh lawsuits per month.
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Your Editor, Jane Akre