Year: 2016

Hernia Mesh Attorney News

Upcoming Decision Looming On New MDL for Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh

On December 1, 2016, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) is holding a hearing in Washington, DC to hear arguments on whether to create a new Multi-District Litigation (MDL), to be known as MDL 2753, in order to consolidate lawsuits around the United States involving Atrium Medical Corp. polypropylene surgical mesh patches.  Rather than bog down many federal district courts around the country with these cases, that are increasing in number on a weekly basis, the MDL consolidation allows one federal judge to preside over these cases, increasing judicial efficiency, while at the same time avoiding the risks of inconsistent rulings and other issues resulting from multiple rulings from many judges around the country.  The likelihood of the MDL being created is strong because Atrium agreed in a brief filed on Nov. 1, 2016 that the MDL should be created and the cases should be assigned to US District Judge Landya B. McCafferty in Concord, New Hamshire.

Atrium markets the C-Qur surgical mesh for permanent abdominal wall reinforcement in hernia repair surgeries.  Atrium claims that the C-Qur Mesh’s barrier coating, comprised of Omega-3 fatty acids, will reduce the risk of complications involving the patient’s intestines, including, pain, adhesions, and erosions, while at the same time helping the mesh better attach to the abdominal wall.  However, plaintiffs claim in the lawsuits that the C-Qur mesh is defective and that there were inadequate warnings given on the complications associated with the mesh after implantation.  The suits allege that the C-Qur mesh does not cut down on adhesions, but actually causes an inflammatory response that increases adhesion formation and it also impedes proper abdominal wall fixation for the mesh patch.

If you have suffered complications after a hernia surgery, please contact the experienced mesh lawyers at Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC ® for a free case evaluation.  You can reach us by calling (800) 321-4477 or by going to our website at www.mesh411.com to learn more about these defective hernia mesh claims and whether you may be entitled to recover money for your injuries, harms and suffering. 

Baby Powder Linked To Ovarian Cancer

Third Jury Finds Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Caused Ovarian Cancer

Jury Finds Negligence With Johnson & Johnson

On October 27, 2016, Johnson & Johnson® lost a third straight jury trial to a woman claiming that she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for many years.  The St. Louis, MO jury awarded Deborah Giannecchini, age 62, an award of more than $70 million in damages.  This verdict follows damages verdicts of $72 million and $55 million against J&J returned this year in the first two talc powder cases to go to trial in St. Louis. Both of the earlier verdicts are being appealed and J&J also has said it will appeal this third verdict.

One juror interviewed after the trial said J&J should have provided a warning label on the product to let consumers decide whether to use the talc powder.  Juror Billie Ray of St. Louis said after the trial “it seemed like Johnson & Johnson didn’t pay attention.” She also said “it seemed like they didn’t care.”  J&J has denied any link to talc use and ovarian cancer.

J&J is facing hundreds of claims in St. Louis state court.  It is also facing about more suits in Los Angeles, CA and others in New Jersey by woman claiming to have developed ovarian cancer after long term use of the talc powder.  However, a New Jersey state court judge last month threw out two J&J talc cases set for trial, finding inadequate scientific support for the cancer claims.

 Our legal team is filing talc cases for women who have suffered from ovarian cancer after the use of talc powder products, such as Johnson’s Baby Powder® and Shower To Shower®.  If you or a loved one used Johnson’s Baby Powder® or Shower To Shower® for more than 5 years and have developed ovarian cancer, please contact us for a free, no obligation, case evaluation.  

Representatives are available 24/7 to take your call at (800)321-4477.

Hernia Mesh Recall Lawyers

Hernia Mesh Devices Recalled

Hernia Mesh Devices Recalled

Many complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh that have been reported to the FDA have been associated with recalled mesh products that are no longer on the market. Pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation are the most common complications associated with recalled mesh.

More Information on the hernia mesh recall lawsuits can be found here.

If you are suffering from one of these devices, call use now at 1-8800-321-4477 to speak with one of our legal professionals regarding your case or complete the form below to receive a call.