Plaintiffs’ lawyers filing into Charleston court.

Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  November 2017 ~ Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) keeps tabs on the pelvic mesh litigation so far. 

Here are the Transvaginal Mesh Cases as of today: 

1. 7/12: $5.5 million – Christine Scott – C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus –  Bakersfield, CA
2. 2/13: $11.11 million – Linda Gross – Ethicon/JJ (Prolift)  – Atlantic City, NJ
3. 8/13: $2 million – Donna Cisson – C.R. Bard (Avaulta) – MDL WV
4. 8/13: Settled –  Queen v. C.R. Bard – (Avaulta Solo) – MDL, WV
5. 2/14: $0 – Carolyn Lewis – Ethicon/JJ (TVT-O) – MDL WV
6. 4/14: $1.2 million – Linda Batiste – Ethicon/JJ (TVT-O), overturned on appeal  – Dallas, TX
7. 5/14: Settled C. Schubert v Ethicon, (Prolift) –  MO
8. 5/14: Settled – S Wilkins Gynecare (TVT Secur) – MO.
9. 7/14: $0 – Diane Albright – Boston Scientific (Pinnacle )– Middlesex Co. MA, will win new trial
10. 8/14: $0 – Maria Cardenas – Boston Scientific (Obtryx) – Middlesex Co., MA
11. 9/14: $3.27 million – Jo Huskey – Ethicon/JJ TVT-O, survived appeal by Ethicon – MDL WV
12. 9/14: $73.465 million – Martha Salazar – Boston Scientific (Obtryx)  – Dallas, TX (judge reduced to $34.6 million tort caps)
13. 11/14: $6.7+ million – Amal Eghnayem – Boston Scientific (Pinnacle) – MDL, Miami  FL
14. 11/14: $6.7+ million – Margarita Dotres – Boston Scientific (Pinnacle) – MDL, Miami  FL
15. 11/14: $6.7+ million – Mania Nunez – Boston Scientific (Pinnacle)– MDL , Miami FL
16. 11/14: $6.5+ million – Juana Betancourt – Boston Scientific (Pinnacle) – MDL Miami FL
17. 11/14: $5.25 million – Jeanie Blankenship – Boston Scientific (Obtryx) –  MDL WV
18. 11/14: $4.75 million – Chris Wilson – Boston Scientific (Obtryx) – MDL WV
19. 11/14: $4.25 million – Carol Campbell – Boston Scientific (Obtryx)– MDL WV
20. 11/14: $4.25 million – Jacquelyn Tyree – Boston Scientific (Obtryx) – MDL WV
21. 1/15: Settled – Joan Budke, Ethicon (Prolift) wrongful death – Lake of the Ozarks, MO
22. 2/15: Settled – Wise v. Bard in the MDL
23. 3/15: Settled  – Bellew v. Ethicon (Prolift) – MDL
24. 5/15: Settled – Sanchez v. Boston Scientific (Pinnacle) – CA
25. 3/15: $5.7 million – Coleen Perry – Ethicon/JJ (Abbrevo sling) – Bakersfield, CA
26. 5/15: $100 million – Deborah Barba v. Boston Scientific  (Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair & Advantage Fit) – Delaware (judge reduced to $10 million citing “grossly disproportionate”)
27. 9/15:  Settled, Wicker v. Ethicon, (Prolift Anterior)  – MDL New Jersey
28. 10/15: $0 – Carol Cavness v. Ethicon/JJ (Prosima) –  Dallas, TX
29. 10/15: $0 – Martha Carlson v. Boston Scientific (Uphold) – Statesville, NC
30. 12/15: $12.5 million – Hammons v. Ethicon/JJ (Prolift) –  Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
31. 2/16: $0 – Sherrer v. Boston Scientific (Solyx)  and C.R.Bard (Align) –  Kansas City, MO
32. 2/16: $13.5 – Carlino v. Ethicon/JJ (TVT)  – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
33. 2/16: $4.4 million – Taylor V Mentor OB Tape (TVT-O )  – GA
34. 9/16: Settled – Figueroa v Boston Scientific (Solyx SIS System) –  Dallas
35. 4/17: $20 million- Engleman v Gynecare, (TVT-S) – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
36. 5/17: $2.16 million – Beltz v. Ethicon, (Prolift) – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
37. 6/17: $0 – Atkins v. Ethicon, (TVT-Secur) – Philadelphia court of Common Pleas,  August a new hearing on damages was ordered by the judge.
38. 9/17: $57 million – Ebaugh v. Ethicon, (TVT, TVT-Secur) – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas ($50 million punitive)
39. 12/17: $15 million – Hrymoc v Ethicon ( TVT-O and Prolift) – New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen Co. (included $10 mil in punitive, $1 million loss consortium)
40. 3/18: $35 million- Kaiser v Ethicon (Prolift) – Hammond Indiana, North District federal court (includes $25 million in punitive damages)
41. 4/12/18: $33 million- McGinnis v. CR Bard ( Avaulta and Align), Bergen Co Superior Court, NJ, (next day $35 Million in punitive damages added)
42. 6/15/18:  $0 Martinez v Boston Scientific (Pinnacle and Obtryx), Mass Superior Court, Woburn, (win for BSC)
43. 9/24/18: Mistrial,  McFarland v. Ethicon ( TVT-O), Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas,  Pl Filed for a new trial
44. 1/31/19: $41 million – Emmet v Ethicon ( TVT-O, Prolift, Gynemesh), Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (includes $15 million in punitive damages)

TALLY:

Defense Wins:   8  (2 are getting another hearing)

Plaintiff Wins: 26

Settled:  9

These are only the cases the your editor is aware of. While we follow the trials in the U.S. closely, it is impossible to know how many cases have quietly settled or were never set for trial and are being settled en masse.  ###