Multidistrict litigation was supposed to move more than 100-thousand pelvic mesh cases quickly through the court, but the MDL left many cases unresolved and many law firms handsomely rewarded.
For two years, U of Georgia law professor has been collecting your insights into the MDL system that took most cases to court or settlement. Her work should reveal what works and what doesn't.
If you were injured by pelvic mesh and have received or are waiting for a settlement, your lawyer does NOT want you to know that there is nothing in the litigation that specifies the plaintiff pays.
The business model for Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon Inc. medical device subdivision appears to be - push ahead and pay a fine if caught. J&J must pay $117 M for deceptive marketing of its mesh.
Attorney Ben Anderson is the latest to request an appellate court review how millions of dollars set aside from the MDL, are being used to award those firms loyal to the MDL executive committee.
Another woman has joined four other plaintiffs in a president setting case again Texas law firms who are alleged to have failed their pelvic mesh clients.
How long have you waited for your pelvic mesh settlement and what do you hear from your law firm?
How well were you represented in your personal injury case against mesh makers? Some plaintiffs allege, not very well.
The Mazie Slater law firm of Roseland, New Jersey has filed a class action that could retrieve $15 million in allegedly excess fees collected by plaintiffs' lawyers.
Trial was supposed to begin Monday morning, April 23, 2019, as Washington State sued Johnson & Johnson over failing to provide women a warning about the company's polypropylene pelvic mesh implants.
Some transvaginal mesh attorneys are hotly contesting the 5% common benefit fund which was supposed to be distributed among those firms who did the most work in the mesh MDL.
The judge overseeing more than 100-thousand pelvic mesh product liability lawsuits addressed the lawyers involved in pelvic mesh litigation. He delivered good news, they can split $550M from a 5% fund
It had to happen. The hundreds of millions of dollars resulting from the 5% common benefit fund, $500m? needs to be divided among law firms involved with mesh litigation. Can you say contentious?
Elizabeth Burch, Professor U GA Law School is interviewed by MND editor, Jane Akre on how the multidistrict litigation system is working for the plaintiffs in the pelvic mesh MDL.
On Monday, Caldera Medical received final approval of its proposed settlement to end all of its pelvic mesh litigation, More than 2,700 women claims their polypropylene pelvic mesh injured them.
This writer, implanted with Caldera Medical's transvaginal mesh, is one of the 4,000 women facing Caldera in defective product litigation.
Caldera Medical's pelvic mesh cases are apparently nowhere near being settled, despite multiple tries as the company claims it is insolvent.
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