Mentor Case Time Barred

In 2004, North Carolina resident Melanie Cole was implanted with Mentor’s OB Tape, which is a sling device that is used to treat urinary incontinence.  Three weeks after the surgery, Ms. Cole visited her surgeon and complained that it was not working properly, and that her incontinence was worse. Ms. Cole continued to have problems … Continued

Boston Scientific Prevails in North Carolina Mesh Case

The Uphold Vaginal Support System is a transvaginal mesh product used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (“POP”).  Marta Carlson sued Boston Scientific Corporation (“Boston Scientific”), the maker of the Uphold Vaginal Support System, and asserted that the device caused her to suffer chronic vaginal pain, difficulty during intercourse and incontinence. Ms. Carlson sued Boston Scientific … Continued

Summary Judgment Upheld in Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Case

On February 9, 2009, a North Carolina resident was implanted with the Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral sling. This patient filed suit against the maker of her vaginal mesh, Boston Scientific (“Boston”), asserting claims of breach of express and implied warranties, negligence, punitive damages, and strict liability (design defect, failure to warn, and manufacturing defect). She asserts that … Continued

Judge Severs Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

In November 2011, a Maryland woman underwent surgery at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Maryland where Dr. Jeffrey Welgoss implanted her with a sling manufactured by Ethicon. The patient asserts that she continued to experience pain and discomfort after the removal of the sling and that her Ethicon TVT sling has also caused her to suffer pain and … Continued

Judge Denies C.R. Bard’s Request to Seal Documents in IVC Settlement

In August 2005, a patient was implanted with a Bard Recovery Filter System in order to catch blood clots or “thrombi” traveling from the lower portions of his body toward his heart and lungs. Unfortunately, the device failed and migrated to the patient’s heart, perforating the organs and requiring open heart surgery on April 30, … Continued

Plaintiffs Allege GSK Hid Risk of Birth Defects

The Food and Drug Administration approved Zofran in 1991 for use in cancer patients who required chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The two women have sued GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the maker of Zofran, accusing it of promoting its anti-nausea drug Zofran as an off-label morning sickness remedy while concealing the risk that ingestion of the drug by … Continued

Ohio Couple Says Zofran Caused Infant’s Death

In 1991, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zofran, which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK) for use in cancer patients who require chemotherapy or radiation therapy. An Ohio couple has sued GSK, the manufacturer of Zofran, alleging that it fraudulently promoted its anti-nausea drug Zofran as an off-label remedy for morning sickness while … Continued

More Lawsuits Filed Against the Makers of Zofran

Zofran (ondansetron) is an anti-nausea medication made by GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”).  In 1991, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved it for chemotherapy patients with severe nausea and vomiting.  However, it has been prescribed “off label” for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness even though the FDA never approved Zofran for use by pregnant women. Studies … Continued

Punitive Damages Claim to Proceed Against Boston Scientific

On February 23, 2010, Sharon Pelkey was implanted with the Advantage Fit System to treat her stress urinary incontinence. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Hamilton and took place in a hospital in Kilmarnock, Virginia. Ms. Pelkey has filed suit against the maker of the Fit system, Boston Scientific Corp. (BSC) asserting that the … Continued

GlaxoSmithKline Files Motion To Consolidate Zofran Litigation In Philadelphia

Zofran was developed to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. However, doctors prescribed it for the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women. GlaxoSmithKline is the world’s seventh largest pharmaceutical manufacturer and the maker of Zofran. There have been approximately twelve Zofran lawsuits filed in federal court. Lawsuits have been filed in the … Continued

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