TV8 Special Report – $116.9M Pelvic Mesh Settlement

2019-12-05T16:51:39+00:00December 5th, 2019|News|

Alleging deceptive trade practices, the Texas attorney general settled its lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, which was accused of knowing its pelvic mesh could cause potentially severe side effects like chronic pain and increased incontinence but failed to warn doctors or patients. The mesh manufacturer agreed to pay 42 states a total of $116.9 million. [...]

COVID-19 and Nursing Home Staffing Shortages: Risk of Bed-Sores

2020-06-23T21:43:22+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|

State of the World’s Nursing estimated a shortage of 5.9 million nurses. Nursing homes are the most vulnerable population to bed-sores or decubitus ulcers. The World Health Organization (WHO) report, State of the World’s Nursing, estimated that the world is short 5.9 million nurses. The most vulnerable population to bed-sores or decubitus ulcers are [...]

Bad News for Women: “The Altis Sling…Performance is Consistent with…Predicate Devices”

2020-06-23T21:34:03+00:00June 23rd, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

Does the Altis sling, like other mini-slings, reduce the risk of obturator and pudendal neuralgia when compared to TVT-O or TOTs? Coloplast sponsored an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for the Altis sling used in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) to obtain data of safety and efficacy with 113 women and the [...]

Transvaginal Mesh Aggregate Settlements Failed to Compensate the Most Injured

2020-06-10T01:26:17+00:00June 10th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

Matrix settlements provided little relief for women with catastrophic pain syndromes that lead to a lifetime of disability and need for ongoing medical care. There is little dispute that the Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of West Virginia failed to provide a path to adequate compensation for the most [...]

Acute Vertigo and Nausea: Basilar Stroke…Please Go To ER

2020-06-04T23:35:22+00:00June 4th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|

Basilar artery occlusion (BAO) leads to a catastrophic stroke syndrome that...carries a risk between 40-80 percent death and severe disability. Basilar artery occlusion (BAO) leads to a catastrophic stroke syndrome that despite advances in acute stroke management that includes timely thrombolysis with tPA, a potent clot breaker, and interventional procedures including mechanical thrombectomy carries [...]

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation: A Focused Look at Compensatory Damages Post-MDL

2020-05-29T01:55:41+00:00May 29th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

Women with disabling injuries have yet to settle claims against TVM manufacturers because accepting the offer would result in living as a medical indigent. Within the rubble of the West Virginia Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) are likely a few hundred or so brave women with disabling injuries who have yet to settle their [...]

Stroke Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Twice as Many Thrombectomies

2020-05-29T01:56:37+00:00May 29th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|

During the peak of the outbreak in Manhattan, Dr. Weinberger reported, “We’re doing twice as many interventions for large vessel thromboses than usual...” Dr. Jesse Weinberger, a stroke neurologist and member of a vascular interventional group that serves multiple hospitals in Manhattan, New York, and is director of the neurovascular laboratory at Mount Sinai [...]

Transobturator Sling Latent or Acute Injuries? Manufacturers Responsible for Both

2020-05-23T02:46:43+00:00May 23rd, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

For women with injuries from the transobturator slings, there are symptoms and types of disability that suggest obturator and pudendal neuralgia injuries. Ben Martin, Esq., national pharmaceutical injury trial attorney and partner at Martin Baughman PLLC in Dallas Texas answers: “They can both be strong cases depending on the facts. In many jurisdictions in [...]

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