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Melody Mullins Missing Mesh-Injured Plaintiff Found!

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 29, 2017 ~ Melody Mullins was one of nine mesh-injured women who had fallen through the cracks in their mesh-related litigation. “This is Melody Mullins” The voice was firm and no nonsense.  Melody Mullins had been found. Mullins, 37 of Columbus, Ohio is one of nine women who were [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Top 100k, Judge Wants To End MDL

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin overseeing the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) reportedly wants to end the MDL sometime this year. The mass tort is now at 100,731 product liability cases filed in the West Virginia federal courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing the massive case [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…]

Boston Scientific Bolsters Pelvic Mesh Warning Label

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June 28, 2016, Mesh Medical Device News Desk ~ Boston Scientific Updates Warning in Pelvic Mesh Instructions In a move that could be considered too little and too late – Boston Scientific (BSC) is updating the warning on its pelvic mesh products.   The news was announced in a Field Safety Notice  released by the [continue reading…]

Second June Rally of Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women and Families Planned for June in Charleston, WV *Update

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 7, 2016 ~ Just as they did last June, organizers of mesh-injured women want the public to know a rally is planned for Charleston, West Virginia on Friday, June 3, 2016. That day should mark the beginning of Edwards v. Ethicon in federal court before Judge Joseph Goodwin. [continue reading…]

First Pelvic Mesh MDL Mentor ObTape Plaintiff Awarded $4.4 Million

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Mesh News Desk, Feb 23, 2016 ~ A federal trial in Georgia delivered another blow to Johnson & Johnson over its pelvic mesh. On Thursday, February 18, a jury deliberated three hours to award plaintiff Teresa Taylor $4.4 million, which includes $400,000 in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages. Taylor had the [continue reading…]

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…]

Lewis v Ethicon is Over! Judge Grants Ethicon's Motion to End Trial

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The plaintiff’s side in the first Ethicon trial to be heard in this federal court, had six days before it rested its case. One day later, Judge Joseph Goodwin ended the bellwether trial when he granted Ethicon’s (Johnson & Johnson) Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. See attached Carolyn Lewis Doc #291. Doc [continue reading…]

The Cisson Transvaginal Mesh Trial Against C.R. Bard – What did we Learn?

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The Donna Cisson product liability trial against C.R. Bard, a New Jersey- based mesh manufacturer is finally over and the Judgment Order was filed in federal court October 18, 2013 confirming the jury verdict which C.R. Bard tried to amend or reverse. On August 15, 2013 Cisson was awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages and [continue reading…]

Court Schedule for Bellwether Trials Posted in Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Cases

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The federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, that has more than 33,000 defective product claims consolidated in something called Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), now has a new section on the website for each MDL bellwether trial. Each of six transvaginal mesh manufacturers will face off with plaintiffs in four jury trials intended to test legal [continue reading…]

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