Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Patient Safety News: FDA Halts the Sale of Surgical Mesh

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast, the producers of surgical mesh, to stop selling and distributing its products made for treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP) immediately. This decision was reached after thousands of patients filed suit against the companies, blaming the product for painful and often permanent complications, many requiring further surgery. They include […]

  • Patient Safety News: FDA Deliberates Taking Women’s Surgical Mesh Off the Market

    The FDA is now considering whether synthetic surgical mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse should remain available to patients. There have been 10,390 reports of injury and 77 deaths linked to the product, also commonly known as vaginal mesh. Thousands of women have filed lawsuits against the medical device manufacturers Boston Scientific and Coloplast Corp, citing the faulty […]

  • Patient Safety News: Cook Medical to Pay $1.2 Million in IVC Filter Lawsuit Verdict

    A Texas jury ruled that Cook Medical, the maker of the Celect inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, must pay plaintiff Jeffrey Pavlock $1.2 million in damages for serious injuries he suffered from the device and for failure to warn about its risks as a Texas jury found in May 2018.

    Berman & Simmons is handling dangerous drug and medical device claims involving IVC filters.If you’ve sustained injuries from an IVC filter, contact us as soon as possible.

  • Understanding Mass Tort Cases: FAQs

    Have you been harmed by a dangerous drug or medical device? Unfortunately, when companies take shortcuts and fail to put safety first, consumers suffer the consequences.Mass tort cases are brought against manufacturers of dangerous drugs and medical devices for widespread wrongdoing. This article provides answers to some of the most common questions we receive about mass tort cases.

  • Patient Safety News: Bard to Pay $3.6 Million in First IVC Filter Trial

    C.R. Bard, maker of the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter G2, will pay plaintiff Sherr-Una Booker $3.6 million for injuries she suffered from the device and for failure to warn about its dangers.Berman and Simmons has an experienced team of lawyers who focus on representing victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices, including IVC filters.