Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 12, 2018 ~ There were many responses to the story of Mary Dickson.
She had planned to take the wrongful death case of her mother, Vada Mae Smith, ahead Pro Se, without an attorney in mutidistrict pelvic mesh before Judge Joseph Goodwin.
Well here is an update.
I’ve removed the Mary story. She has found an attorney who would like to proceed with this case against Johnson & Johnson, maker of the TVT and TVT-O, out of the public eye.
Dickson went to court alone or Pro Se believing that the polypropylene pelvic meshes led to the infections that eventually killed her mother in 2016. Mary had two law firms but asked they drop her as a client, and they agreed to do so.
The Dickson case and 150 others are set for trial in Charleston, WV May 15, 2018, in this transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) which is slowly being whittled down from a high of 104,000 plaintiffs against seven mesh manufacturers. See Dickson, So District WV, (No. 2:15-cv-02800).
Mary would like to thank you all for your support and words that made her feel very special after the death of her mother Vada Mae and her sister Ruth. She promises to keep you all updated on her progress, but for now requests the story remain out of the eyes of the defendant, J&J.
This is an excellent example of how many mesh-injured are helping each other. Mary listened to the advice of “Samantha” who led her to the law firm that took up the Dickson case.
We will comply with her wishes and wish her well. ##