March 8, 2013

Update: Recent Verdicts in Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Scales-of-JusticeLinda Gross is a 47 year old nurse from Watertown, South Dakota who suffered from pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a common condition which occurs when the pelvic muscles weaken and stretch, bulging, or prolapsing, into the vagina. In 2006, she was implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift, a polypropylene mesh inserted through the vagina to shore up the pelvic floor.

February 27, 2013

DePuy Metal-on-Metal Hip Update

Posted By: Ward Black Law

hipreplacementDuring the first trial against the DePuy Orthopedics division of Johnson & Johnson, an internal analysis conducted by the company in 2011 was disclosed to the public. The analysis estimated that the ASR metal-on-metal hip implant had a 40% fail rate within 5 years. This is a rate 8 times higher than for many other hip implant devices. Moreover, the life of an average hip implant is 15 to 20 years.

January 24, 2013

Dangerous Products Guide: Vaginal Mesh Side Effects

Posted By: Ward Black Law

vaginalmeshThousands of women across the United States suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) as a result of pelvic muscle weakness. Now, many of these same women are suffering from complications and side effects from surgically implanted vaginal mesh, pelvic mesh and bladder sling products, approved medical treatments for these common disorders. Greensboro, N.C.-based Ward Black Law is aggressively pursuing injury claims related to these products, and has provided a must-read guide below to keep you informed about product alerts, risks and recalls.

January 23, 2013

Depuy Hip Implants – More News

Posted By: Ward Black Law

An internal analysis by Johnson and Johnson, the makers of the recalled Depuy hip implants has been publicly released through court documents and reveals that the company projects that as many as 40% of the implants used will fail within 5 years in the patients who received it.

According to an article in today’s New York Times, “About 93,000 patients worldwide received an A.S.R., about one-third of them in the United States.” Assuming that 40% of them could fail, the A.S.R. Hip Implants (Articular Surface Replacement) could fail with five years for over 12,000 Americans who received the implant.  The implants were recalled by Johnson and Johnson in 2010.  So far about 9,000 cases have been filed between federal court in Ohio and state court in California.  The first cases go to trial this week in California.

View the entire article in the New York Times.

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