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Philly court sets up new pelvic mesh mass tort

February 20, 2014 by Brad Perriello

The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas establishes a mass tort for all pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in its jurisdiction.

Philly court sets up new pelvic mesh mass tort

A Pennsylvania state judge ordered the creation of a mass tort this week to collect product liability lawsuits filed over pelvic mesh products against some of the largest names in medical devices.

Judge Arnold New, director of the Complex Litigation Center at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, ordered Feb. 11 that "all currently filed pelvic mesh matters shall be transferred to the Complex Litigation Center Pelvic Mesh Mass Tort Program" for coordination, according to court documents.

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Bard mesh cases slated for discovery

January 27, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A federal judge orders the selection of 200 lawsuits for discovery proceedings in the multi-district litigation over C.R. Bard's Avaulta pelvic mesh products.

Bard mesh cases slated for discovery

The mass tort against C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) is about to generate an avalanche of paper after a federal judge ordered the plaintiffs and Bard to choose some 200 lawsuits for discovery.

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Cook Medical begins esophageal stent study

December 12, 2013 by Chris Walker

Cook Medical begins a clinical trial of its Evolution esophageal stent.

Cook Medical starts clinical study for esophageal stent

Cook Medical said it started a multi-center clinical trial of its Evolution esophageal stent.

The study is designed to test the possibility of removing the self-expanding, covered metal stent after treatment of malignant and benign strictures including strictures, fistulas or perforations.

Cook Medical continues to shuffle management | Personnel Moves

December 6, 2013 by Chris Walker

Cook Medical rearranges its management, naming Rob Lyles as its new executive vice president.

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Cook Medical named Rob Lyles executive vice president, the latest move in a larger management shift at the Indiana medtech maker.

Lyles was formerly vice president of Cook's peripheral intervention division. He has been with the company since 2003 and was named division VP in 2007. Lyles' promotion follows the advancement of Pete Yonkman to president of the Cook Medical. Mark Breedlove, a 19-year veteran of Cook Medical, will succeed Lyles as VP of the peripheral intervention division.

Cook Medical names new president, but Hawkins isn't going anywhere

November 14, 2013 by Chris Walker

Cook Medical promotes Pete Yonkman to president of the Cook Group's medical subsidiaries, with Hawking remaining president of Cook Group.

Cook Medical names new president

Cook Medical said it named Pete Yonkman as president, with Kem Hawkins stepping down from the role to better oversee Cook Group altogether.

Yonkman has been with Cook Medical for the past 12 years, originally joining the company as corporate counsel and most recently serving as executive vice president of Cook Medical's 10 strategic business units.

First bellwether date set for Boston Scientific in pelvic mesh lawsuits

October 11, 2013 by Brad Perriello

A federal judge in West Virginia sets a date early next year for the 1st bellwether case in the multi-district litigation filed over Boston Scientific's pelvic mesh products.

First bellwether date set for Boston Scientific in pelvic mesh lawsuits

The 1st bellwether trial in the multi-district litigation filed over Boston Scientific's (NYSE:BSX) pelvic mesh products is slated for early next year, a federal judge ordered this week.

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Pelvic mesh makers look to settle lawsuits

October 1, 2013 by Brad Perriello

Makers of pelvic mesh facing 10s of thousands of lawsuits over the surgical devices are hoping to negotiate bulk settlements with a consortium of plaintiffs' lawyers, according to Bloomberg.

Pelvic mesh makers look to settle lawsuits

Five medical device companies that make pelvic mesh implants are hoping to negotiate settlements for the more than 30,000 pending lawsuits they're facing in the U.S., anonymous sources told Bloomberg.

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