Archive for May, 2017

Fourth Circuit Excludes FDA Evidence in Transvaginal Mesh Products Liability Case

In the Southern District of West Virginia, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., were sued for defective design and failure to warn for their transvaginal mesh TVT-O, in addition to a loss of consortium claim. This specific case, Huskey v. Ethicon, Inc., involved the product Tension-Free Vaginal Tape-Obturator (“TVT-O”), which was implanted in […]


Virginia Supreme Court Rules on UM Carriers’ Duty to Settle Prior to Judgment

Recently, in Ebenezer Manu v. GEICO Casualty Company, the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified the issue of when an insurance provider has a duty to offer a good faith settlement to its insured when the accident was the fault of an uninsured motorist (UM).   Manu was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident caused by […]