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Lawyers to Mesh Plaintiffs – Settle or Be Dropped!

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 15, 2017 ~ Mesh News Desk is hearing from countless women who are being threatened with no option but to settle their transvaginal mesh case, even when the numbers do not come close to being a reasonable settlement for what she has endured. Some of that is due [continue reading…]

Surgeons Incentivized with Lamborghinis and Swiss Alps Ski Trips Internal J&J Docs Show

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 14, 2017 ~ Wealth and Status, Reputation/Ego listed as Key Values for doctors using an Ethicon/ Gynecare TVT polypropylene pelvic mesh. “Surgery is the Cha-ching thing” RETIRE RICH ABC News Australia (Australia Broadcast Company) reports (here) that the pelvic mesh scandal in that country was incentivized by mesh [continue reading…]

Adkins’ Pelvic Mesh Trial Will Revisit Damages, Despite J&J Win

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 7, 2017 ~ Johnson & Johnson won a pelvic mesh trial in Philadelphia on June 9th, the first after four other pelvic mesh trials awarded damages to the mesh-injured plaintiff.  The case isn’t over yet.   Kimberly Adkins was the first plaintiff in the Philadelphia Court of Common [continue reading…]

UK Mesh Report- A Whitewash?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 26, 2017 ~ A report from the UK government stops short of calling for an outright mesh ban such as is underway in Scotland. Anger is erupting at a newly released government report on transvaginal mesh. The report released this week is here. At least 7,800 women in [continue reading…]

Mesh Around the World

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ While the U.S. seems to be slowing down in mesh litigation while settlements take place behind the scene, across the globe a collective energy and consistent voice demanding change is being heard.   In Philadelphia In Philadelphia, preparations for the Ebaugh v. Ethicon trial coming [continue reading…]

Mesh Injured Fill Parliament Gathering in UK on Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 19, 2017 ~ Mesh campaigners call it a successful rally that brought hundreds of mesh-injured and their families face to face with government at the London Parliament building on Tuesday. It was an emotional public gathering as women wept in Parliament about the aftermath of a simple mesh medical [continue reading…]

Mesh Campaigners Lobby Parliament and Call for Suspension

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 17, 2017 ~ Car Crash in the Pelvis – that’s how mesh campaigners are describing injuries from transvaginal mesh as they lobby United Kingdom Members of Parliament.  Anti-Transvaginal mesh campaigners who want Britain to follow Scotland’s lead and ban mesh implants used to treat incontinence and pelvic organ [continue reading…]

AU Mesh Trial Introduces Bleak Picture of Money Driven Physician

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 10, 2017 ~ In a class action trial of 700 Australian women who claim injuries from pelvic mesh, Johnson & Johnson documents reveal the sales pitch used to urge physicians to readily adopt the pelvic mesh implants. It’s estimated 8,000 Australian women were implanted with pelvic mesh beginning in [continue reading…]

Multidistrict Litigation – Is It Working for Transvaginal Mesh Cases?

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Part Two – Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 29, 2017 ~ The Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) system allows a select few law firms (about 70) to the top positions in the court structure, no matter where it is based. An MDL is like a class action in that plaintiffs with substantially similar complaints against [continue reading…]

What’s Wrong with the MDL System of Conflict Resolution?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, Part One, June 27, 2017 – University of Georgia School of Law professor, Elizabeth Burch, is not a fan of multidistrict litigation or MDLs.  Burch studies mass torts, such as the Kugel mesh case, and is currently working on a book about the MDL system. According to her research, [continue reading…]

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