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90,000 Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Burden Court, Judge Dismisses 140 Bard Cases

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 27, 2016 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin Monday dismissed 149 product liability lawsuits naming mesh maker C.R. Bard, ending the plaintiffs’ ability to file another pelvic mesh product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer ever again. He wrote, “all claims have been compromised and settled.”  Medtronic and Covidien supplied the mesh [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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Mullins Deadlines Set to Move Consolidated Pelvic Mesh Case To Trial

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It is the case that would consolidate 37 women, all implanted with Ethicon’s TVT (tranasvaginal tape) mesh into one trial. It was schedule to be heard April 11, but now a new schedule issued  by the judge presiding over this federal multidistrict litigation attempts to close any loopholes that have allowed the case to [continue reading…]

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Judge’s Order to Boston Sci – DO NOT Destroy Chinese Pelvic Mesh or Docs!

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MND, Feb 16, 2016 ~ In a move reminiscent of the document destruction by Johnson & Johnson, a Texas state district judge has ordered Boston Scientific Co. not to destroy any documents or materials pertaining to the Chinese mesh the company smuggled from China. Harris Co. District Court Judge Jaclanel McFarland ordered the company [continue reading…]

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Judge Goodwin Defers Counterfeit Mesh Allegations Against Boston Scientific to the FDA

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Mesh News Desk, January 27, 2016~Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing thousands of pelvic mesh injury cases in his West Virginia court has decided to let the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handle the latest hot potato – counterfeit mesh from China. Citing the doctrine of primary jurisdiction, the federal judge, in a [continue reading…]

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Update on Status Conference in West Virginia on Pelvic Mesh Litigation

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MND, Nov. 23, 2015 ~ A status conference took place Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, 19 in Charleston, WV concerning the progress made on pelvic mesh litigation. At last count there are 85,000 cases filed in this one federal court before Judge Joseph Goodwin. Pelvic mesh cases were consolidated there in January 2012 in multidistrict litigation [continue reading…]

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Edwards Pelvic Mesh Trial Delayed, Huskey Trial Verdict Will Stand, 200 J&J Cases Readied for Trial

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MND, August 20, 2015 ~ There have been some new developments in Ethicon transvaginal mesh litigation.  The first news is that the upcoming trial of Edwards v. Ethicon (2:12-cv-09972) will not commence August 24 but is rescheduled for January 11, 2016. Tonya Edwards, 43, a Georgia resident, was implanted with a TVT-O by Dr. [continue reading…]

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Restorative Justice Proposal for Transvaginal Mesh Harmed Women

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Restorative Justice Proposal for Transvaginal Mesh Harmed Women Proposed by Mesh Harmed Women May 29th 2015 Nonie Wideman Advocate for Mesh Harmed Women PO Box 134, Rose Prairie BC, Canada, V0C2H0 Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, Judge P.O. Box 2546 Charleston, WV 25329-2546 7009 Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse 300 Virginia Street E. Charleston, WV [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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Judge Goodwin Calls Both Sides to the Table June 2 in Pelvic Mesh Litigation

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In an April 2 order, issued by Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits, all sides in transvaginal litigation are being called to Charleston, West Virginia June 2. Here is the order as it pertains to Ethicon. Four other manufacturers, minus Neomedic, have also been called to the federal courthouse. [continue reading…]

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