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AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Settled and Dismissed by the Hundreds

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

*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…]

$1.6 Billion Master Settlement Reached to Resolve AMS Pelvic Mesh Claims

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 30, 2014 ~ This afternoon Endo International announced a master settlement has been reached that will resolve the lawsuits facing the vaginal mesh maker and its subsidiary AMS (American Medical Systems). The press release says the settlement in no way admits any liability or fault. In its most [continue reading…]

100-Thousand Mesh Defective Product Cases Now Filed as Mesh Makers Assure Shareholders

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Mesh News Desk has done the math and the numbers of pelvic mesh lawsuits just keeps rising. Including the numbers from the mesh makers latest Securities and Exchange Filings with the federal government, the number of defective mesh cases now hovers at the 100-thousand lawsuit mark. Even with 67,322 cases filed in federal court [continue reading…]

Boston Scientific Opening Arguments in Mass. Court

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Today was Day One for opening arguments in the trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific being heard in Middlesex Co. Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  It appears to be the first product liability trial against Boston Scientific, maker of transvaginal mesh.  The case is being heard before Judge Diane M. Kottmyer and could [continue reading…]

June – Watching and Waiting for News of Mesh Settlements, Reclassification

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Tensions are beginning to get strained over the extremely long wait for justice for the mesh- injured. Welcome to Mesh News Desk aka MMDND your source for all news mesh-related. Much is happening at this time but much of it is behind the scenes.   Take for example, the recent announcement that Endo/AMS had decided [continue reading…]

LEGAL THOUGHTS ON THE AMS TRANSVAGINAL MESH (TVM) SETTLEMENT

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By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP                 Recently, Endo Pharmaceuticals announced that it had reached a settlement in principle with four law firms representing plaintiffs in the transvaginal mesh litigation pending before Judge Goodwin in federal district court in West Virginia (MDL 2325).  The Press Release issued by Endo [continue reading…]

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