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May 20, 2020 Defective medical devices

West Virginia’s $3.9 Million Pelvic Mesh Settlement: What Does It Mean for Hernia Mesh Lawsuits?

Charleston, W.Va. — Johnson & Johnson and West Virginia agreed to a $3.9 million settlement over a lawsuit involving the company’s marketing of a surgical mesh product used to treat pelvic conditions in women, WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday. That lawsuit represents just one of the many lawsuits Johnson  & Johnson is facing…

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March 16, 2020 Defective medical devices,Health Care Safety

Ethicon Surgical Stapler Recalled After Causing Injuries

Surgical Stapler Lawsuits & Recalls Ethicon, one of the leading manufacturers of surgical equipment, recently recalled over 5,700 surgical stapler devices and materials in the United States, while also issuing a warning to European users that the medical equipment poses a significant risk. Ethicon’s recall involves the Echelon Flex 60 Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutters, a product…

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September 9, 2013 Defective medical devices,Medical Malpractice

Lawsuits Against Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh Being Heard in Charleston, WV

Lawsuits brought across the United States against the manufacturers of a mesh product that was intended to prevent incontinence in women have been assigned to Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia.  Almost 26,000 lawsuits claiming transvaginal mesh manufactured by a number of companies caused injuries in women are being…

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November 13, 2009 Dangerous Products,Defective medical devices,Medical Devices,WV Consumer Rights Law

West Virginia Product Liability Claims & Lawsuits

What if You’re Injured by a Defective Product in West Virginia? 3 million injuries and 22,000 fatalities– those are the consequences of defective products in the United States every year. A defective product is best described as any product that’s not reasonably safe for its intended usage. If you’re injured by a defective product, such…

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