Practices

Cases Investigated

Beasley Allen is currently investigating the following cases involving defective medical devices. However, our attorneys would like to investigate any claims of serious injury or death that may be the result of defective medical devices or drugs.

Ethicon’s Physiomesh used in hernia repair linked to complications, higher incidence of surgical recurrence

December 9, 2016 - Intended for hernia repair, Physiomesh is a flexible polypropylene mesh designed to reinforce the abdominal wall, preventing future hernias from occurring. Read More


Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics hit with $1 billion verdict in third hip implant bellwether trial

December 1, 2016 - Texas jurors deliberated for less than a day before returning a verdict finding Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit liable for injuries related to its Pinnacle metal-on-metal... Read More


J&J, Depuy Orthopedics hit with $497.6 million verdict for failure of metal-on-metal hip devices

March 17, 2016 - The metal-on-metal hip implant trial started on January 11, 2016, and took more than eight weeks before it concluded. Read More


FDA reclassifies transvaginal mesh as high-risk device

January 11, 2016 - As of Jan. 4, 2016, transvaginal mesh or TVM, has been reclassified by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) from a class II, moderate-risk, to a class III, high-risk device. Read More


Serious injuries, deaths linked to retrievable IVC filters

November 3, 2015 - More than 500 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of small wire devices called retrievable IVC filters. The devices have been implanted in... Read More


3M Bair Hugger surgical warming blankets linked to serious infections, amputations

November 3, 2015 - Bair Huggers, manufactured by 3M subsidiary Arizant Healthcare, are the country’s top-selling surgical warming device. Lawsuits allege the blankets have been linked to surgical site... Read More


FDA investigating serious safety concerns involving Essure permanent birth control

November 3, 2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing safety concerns involving the permanent birth control implant Essure after mounting complaints from women who say they have been... Read More


Jury awards $100 million to woman injured by transvaginal mesh

May 29, 2015 - A Delaware jury ordered Boston Scientific Corp. to pay a Newark woman a record $100 million in damages for injuries she suffered from the company’s transvaginal mesh device. Read More


Beasley Allen lawyer Navan Ward and family spotlighted in WynLiving magazine

January 6, 2015 - Navan Ward, a Principal in our Mass Torts section, and his family were recently featured in WynLiving, the magazine serving residents of the Wynlakes and Wyndridge neighborhoods in... Read More


FDA orders black box warning placed on power morcellators used in hysterectomy, myomectomy procedure

November 25, 2014 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that laparoscopic power morcellators not be used to remove uteruses (hysterectomies) or fibroids (myomectomies) in the vast majority of... Read More


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