Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: Big Wins, but Mixed Results Overall

Less than two weeks after Boston Scientific prevailed in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit in Massachusetts, a Dallas jury hit the company for $73 million. The verdict came relatively quickly; according to media sources, the jury was in deliberation for no more than three hours - and the verdict was unanimous. 

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The Power of Suggestion: Lawyer Brandon Bogle On The Truth Behind ‘Low T’

With the September 17th recommendations from a panel of Food and Drug Administration advisors that the agency impose strict new limitations on the multi-billion dollar testosterone drug industry, the secret behind the marketing of these products, like AndroGel®, has been revealed. The smoke and mirrors pitch that these drugs will help the average male feel more alive, more energetic, and more youthful has been sufficiently debunked.

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Testosterone - Is Your Bottled Water Responsible?

Thanks to a slick ad campaign that would make Mad Men's Don Draper green with envy, a lot of men who believe they are suffering from “Low T” (whether or not they actually are) are risking serious health consequences in order to “T it up.” 

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: A Mixed Bag

There were a few more indications last month that at least some transvaginal lawsuit defendants may face criminal charges. A few months ago, the consumer advocate organization Corporate Action Network called upon U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to initiate a criminal investigation into allegations that Johnson & Johnson, parent company of mesh manufacturer Ethicon, engaged in obstruction of justice when documents relating to its products went missing.

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Testosterone - Another Unfortunate Effect

There's been a great deal in the media about the potentially harmful effects of testosterone supplements, particularly when they are taken by men who have no real medical need. These effects can include elevated risk for stroke and heart attack, which have led to a number of injury lawsuits in recent months. Men eager to regain their youth and virilty – or increase it – nonetheless seek out these treatments, egged on by clever ad campaigns with snappy phrases such as “T it up!”

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UBS Puerto Rico

Many small investors have lost their life savings because of the misconduct of UBS financial advisors regarding Puerto Rican municipal bond investments.

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Xarelto Here We Go Again

In recent years, various players in the pharmaceutical industry have introduced a new line of anticoagulant drugs (popularly known as “blood thinners,” although this is not quite accurate – read on) that have promised to make life much easier for physicians who treat patients at risk for stroke. A stroke of course is the result of a blood clot that cuts off blood supply to the brain, and can result in permanent injury and even death. 

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlements More Frequent

Endo, a subsidiary of American Medical Systems, recently announced that it will be paying out $830 million to settle around 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuit actions pending against it in multidistrict litigation. This is on top of over $54 million paid out last year as well as over $1 billion the company is holding in reserve to cover its legal costs.

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