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Transvaginal Mesh Law Firm called a “Mass Tort Warehouse” – A Numbers Game

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, January 5, 2017 ~  This story originally ran November 24, 2015, and details the ugly underbelly of the business side of law. The story arises from a lawsuit filed by a former employee whose job it was to obtain millions in litigation financing. Never underestimate the influence of money over law. If you [continue reading…]

Will Caldera Medical Ever Settle its Mesh Claims?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 3, 2016 ~ Caldera Medical’s pelvic mesh cases are apparently nowhere near being settled, despite multiple tries. Is the company insolvent or not?  Meanwhile, the approximately 3,800 women, allegedly injured by the Caldera Medical pelvic mesh products, remain in limbo.  Caldera Medical of Agoura Hills, California announced last [continue reading…]

Welcome 2017!!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, January 2, 2017 ~ Welcome 2017!  Let’s hope after the patience shown by so many of you injured by polypropylene mesh that your patience will finally pay off this year. January often leaves your editor feeling particularly optimistic and it is very possible that 2017 will be the year that brings some much needed [continue reading…]

How to Look Up Your Pelvic Mesh Case

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                  Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 2, 2017 ~ Many of you already know how to look up your pelvic mesh case filed in federal court. Here is a step-by-step way to find it through a Google Search. This applies only to the cases consolidated [continue reading…]

2016 – The Mesh Year in Review

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 29, 2016 ~ It may not seem like much has happened in the world of polypropylene mesh implants this year, but a review of 2016 tells otherwise. There have been changes and shifts in litigation and research, albeit moving much too slowly for the 100,000 or so mesh-injured patients [continue reading…]

Wishing You All the Best This Holiday and for the New Year!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, December 23, 2016~   I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who visit Mesh Medical Device News Desk and find it a valuable community. It’s my honor to provide you with news and information and to speak with many readers during the year.  Thank you for sharing [continue reading…]

Is Your Lawyer Helping To Resolve Your Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 21, 2016~ Is your law firm responsive to your questions pertaining to your pelvic mesh lawsuit?  Do they return your calls?  Have you received your settlement?   Recently “Suzy” called your editor with a concern ( she does not want her real name used because she is represented [continue reading…]

Mullins Pelvic Mesh Trial Set for March

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  February 21, 2017 ~ After much delay, the Mullins case, a defective pelvic mesh trial of 24 women, is still on schedule for March 6, in Charleston WV. This is an attempt by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is overseeing multidistrict litigation in his federal court, to move along cases that [continue reading…]

What is Multidistrict Litigation?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 16, 2016 ~ MDL, Multidistrict Litigation.  Readers of Mesh Medical Device News Desk have been hearing about the court where most of the transvaginal mesh cases are consolidated. But what is the MDL and how did it get started? In early January 2012, the number of transvaginal pelvic mesh [continue reading…]

Ten Deaths Associated With J&J Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 15, 2016 ~ At least 10 deaths and seven injuries, associated with PHYSIOMESH™ (JNJ) hernia mesh, have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Device Events worked with Mesh News Desk in preparation of this story. Civil lawsuits that become mass torts involving many plaintiffs, [continue reading…]

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