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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…]

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…]

*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…]

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…]

Isreali Lawyers Preparing Class Action Defective Product Suits Over Prolift Mesh

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More news is coming into Mesh News Desk from around the world concerning mesh litigation. Johnson & Johnson is being sued in Israel over complications linked to its Prolift Vaginal Mesh kit used to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  You may recall that the Prolift was sold by Ethicon (Johnson & Jonson) before it ever received FDA approval.  See background [continue reading…]

Jury Decides for Huskey $3.27 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial!

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After a two week trial, Huskey v. Ethicon, the eight member jury returned a verdict just before noon, Friday September 5, of $3.27 million. Emotion erupted in the courtroom as the clerk read the breakdown! Huskey had proven by the preponderance of the evidence, defective design, a failure to warn, strict liability and negligence [continue reading…]

Is a C.R. Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Near?

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A company that produces transvaginal mesh for a major manufacturer is setting aside $180 million for transvaginal mesh cases. As of this writing,  pelvic mesh maker C.R. Bard is facing 9,234 product liability cases filed in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh filed in the federal West Virginia court [continue reading…]

Federal Court Calendar for Transvaginal Mesh Cases in WV

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Many readers of Mesh News Desk are asking what has become of the bellwether trials that were supposed to take place in a timely manner. That has clearly not happened.  With the first C.R. Bard trial of Donna Cisson taking place in July 2013, the pace has been slow and ponderous leaving many mesh-injured [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…]

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