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AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Settled and Dismissed by the Hundreds

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 9, 2016 ~ Six hundred pelvic mesh lawsuits dismissed in one work week.  Unlike the snails pace of federal pelvic mesh litigation, Mesh News Desk has learned that over the last work week, 673 product liability lawsuits concerning pelvic mesh made by American Medical Systems (AMS) have been settled [continue reading…]

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Hard Lessons Learned from Mesh Settlements

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 27, 2016~ The following is an Op-Ed written by your editor who has covered the pelvic mesh issues for more than five years.  I am not a doctor or a lawyer and am not providing any professional advice.  I am sharing observations of the evolution of mesh settlements [continue reading…]

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*Breaking News * Mesh-Injured Woman Pushes Against Caldera Mesh Settlement

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 20, 2016~ Twelve years ago today a grandmother was implanted with a Caldera Medical pelvic mesh used to treat incontinence, which she says she didn’t have. Today she is urging a quiet revolution that threatens to implode the $11.7 million settlement the privately-held company has offered to get [continue reading…]

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Endo Will Stop Making Pelvic Mesh and Close Women’s Health Division

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March 2, 2016 ~ Facing billions in defective product lawsuits, Endo International will shut down its pelvic organ mesh unit, Astora Women’s Health, after a search for a buyer was unsuccessful. Based in Eden Prarie, Minnesota, Astora will close March 31 to “reduce the potential for product liability related to future mesh implants.” the [continue reading…]

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Settlement Dollars are Slow in Coming in Transvaginal Mesh Claims

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MND, Nov. 5, 2015~ Your editor recently sat down at the Mass Torts Made Perfect session on multidistrict litigation (MDL) to hear the latest on the settlements purported to be in the works concerning transvaginal mesh. Attorney Henry Garrard told the crowd that four of five mesh manufacturers are in the settlement mode.  It [continue reading…]

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Media Coverage Leaves Tainted Impression of Mesh Injury Surgeries and Medical Lien Companies

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Deconstructing “The Lien Machine” MND, September 3, 2015 ~A recent series of Reuter’s articles takes a broad swipe at the industries that helps women find the resources they need to obtain mesh-removal surgeries. With 100,000 plaintiffs now joined in litigation against seven mesh manufacturers, removal of the polypropylene mesh implant may be the only [continue reading…]

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MAM Rally Going to West Virginia for Pelvic Mesh Status Conference

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Charleston, West Virginia will be the setting for a gathering of both sides involved in pelvic mesh litigation for a June 2 status conference before Judge Joseph Goodwin, and of mesh-injured women from the region who have decided to converge in a show of solidarity to bring an end to the protracted litigation. Here is the [continue reading…]

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Hello May- Doctor Duh!

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This story was originally submitted to the New York Times as an Op-Ed. It was not picked up. So far mainstream media has a blackout on this type of news, likely because of the potential advertisers who make these medical devices. I thought I would post it here for May because lately I’m hearing [continue reading…]

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*Revised* Anatomy of an AMS Settlement – 692 Pelvic Mesh Injury Claims to be Resolved?

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American Medical Systems (AMS) has sent a settlement letter to 692 women who claim mesh-related injuries.  These are women represented one of the settlement counsel. There are at least 100 law firms representing injured women who have been encouraged by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who oversees the federal cases, to reach a settlement.     [continue reading…]


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By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP                 In recent months, Endo Pharmaceuticals made several announcements concerning global settlements in the transvaginal mesh litigation against American Medical Systems (AMS) pending before Judge Goodwin in federal district court in West Virginia (MDL 2325).  Based on the numbers of women participating, the [continue reading…]

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