Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  It has been quite some time since transvaginal mesh product liability trials were conducted.  They are scheduled to begin in December and throughout 2017.

Judge Joseph Goodwin had given both sides in the transvaginal mesh litigation the word – Begin Settlement Talks.

To a very small degree they have begun with Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) and Boston Scientific representing the last companies to come to the settlement table.
Each is facing thousands of product liability lawsuits filed throughout the country but centered in multidistrict litigation in Charleston WV, where Judge Goodwin presides over 97,000 lawsuits.

See So District of WV here.

For anyone interested in sitting in a transvaginal mesh trial, here is a list of those upcoming actions. Mesh News Desk always welcome court watchers who can help expand our coverage of the issues as they are revealed in court.

Judge Ken Molberg, 95th Judicial District, Dallas

Judge Ken Molberg, 95th Judicial District, Dallas

 

DALLAS

The 95th Judicial District Court, is overseen by Judge Ken Molberg,

Figueroa v Boston Scientific, DC-13-03145 is set for December 5, 2016, and is scheduled to be a two-week trial. ** Update– Figueroa has settled as part of a Qualified Settlement Agreement.  That must be approved by the court before funds are distributed.  The QSA is a way settlement funds, that sit in escrow, are protected as both sides work out their differences. Any interest accrued will eventually go to the client.  The approval of this fund signals that Boston Scientific has come to the settlement table to some extent.

Judge Molberg presided over the case of Linda Batiste ($1.2 million) and the Martha Salazar trial ($73.5 million).

 

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

PHILADELPHIA

In the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas there are 163 product liability cases naming mesh manufacturers pending.   These are defective product cases which alleges the mesh was defectively manufactured and its instructions to end user doctors were insufficient.  Punitive damages are allowed.

The last two trials resulted in $12.5 million (Hammons) and $13.5 million (Carlino).

Here is the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas website.shanin specter kline specter

These cases are being represented by Kline & Specter, a Philadelphia law firm representing the mesh injured women.

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN December 5, 2016  Beltz vs Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=130603835&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN    February 27, 2017  Sullivan vs Boston Scientific et al
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=130700971&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN   March 13, 2017  Collins vs C.R. Bard et al
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=130701187&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN    March 27, 2017  Veliz vs Johnson & Johnson
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=140200303&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN    April 10, 2017   Engleman vs Gynecare et al
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=140305384&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN  May 22, 2017   Adkins vs Johnson & Johnson Et Al
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=130700919&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN  June 5, 2017,  Hubbard vs Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=130700431&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN  June 19, 2017   Blockus vs Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=130700707&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H

TRIAL DATE CERTAIN   July 3, 2016,   Ebaugh vs Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology
https://fjdefile.phila.gov/dockets/zk_fjd_public_qry_05.zp_dktrpt_frames?case_id=130700866&genrc_par1=15&genrc_par2=&call_type=H