I'm a law professor at the University of Georgia School of Law and an expert in mass torts and multidistrict litigation. I don’t represent any clients and I’m not affiliated with the attorneys or parties on either side in any way.
I am conducting a study on all multidistrict proceedings in which the defendant targeted or advertised its product or medical device to women. The project asks plaintiffs involved in these cases, which include pelvic mesh, to confidentially share their litigation experiences. If you’re suing over pelvic mesh, please, please participate by filling out this survey. I want to hear about what’s working well and what needs to be changed in these lawsuits and the more people I hear from, the better able I am to speak to those issues. I will not disclose any names or identifying information.
Finally, if you want to know more about the topics in this post, I have a book coming out this May, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation, that includes data on some of the early pelvic mesh and hernia mesh litigation that might be of interest to you all. The first chapter is devoted to some of the basics of the MDL process.
Here are the topics this longer post covers: