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Missing Pelvic Mesh Plaintiff: Where is Melody E. Mullins?

Missing Isdal Woman, Wikicommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 8, 2017~ With nearly 100,000 lawsuits filled in one federal court in West Virginia by women who claim injuries from pelvic mesh, there are some women who are Pro Se, that is going it alone without an attorney. [...]

By |2017-03-14T12:42:46-04:00March 8th, 2017|News|50 Comments

Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 [...]

By |2017-09-15T23:22:02-04:00June 21st, 2016|Mesh Reading Room Resource|27 Comments

Settlement Dollars are Slow in Coming in Transvaginal Mesh Claims

MND, Nov. 5, 2015~ Your editor recently sat down at the Mass Torts Made Perfect session on multidistrict litigation (MDL) to hear the latest on the settlements purported to be in the works concerning transvaginal mesh. Attorney Henry Garrard told the crowd that four of five mesh manufacturers are in [...]

By |2015-11-05T09:19:37-05:00November 5th, 2015|News|56 Comments

Mesh Maker Covidien Agrees to Settle 11,000 Claims

Covidien will settle some of the 11,000 pelvic mesh claims it has pending in federal court, Reuters reports citing court documents. There is no word on the amount of settlement dollars being offered and no specificity on the number of outstanding product liability claims that will be included in the settlement. [...]

By |2015-06-30T13:48:21-04:00June 30th, 2015|Legal News|28 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2014-07-22T13:41:00-04:00July 22nd, 2014|Legal News|0 Comments

C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Continued – The Final Case in this Bellwether

Anonymous woman, WikiCommons This will be the third time the case of Carolyn Jones v. C.R. Bard has had a trial date moved in the federal litigation taking place in a courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia. Each of six manufacturers will face four bellwether trials agreed to by [...]

By |2014-01-09T18:06:50-05:00January 9th, 2014|Legal News|9 Comments

Jones Transvaginal Mesh Trial Rescheduled Again

Another Rescheduling in the last bellwether trial against C.R. Bard It appears that the Carolyn Jones product liability trial naming C.R. Bard has been cancelled for a third time. Originally scheduled to start December 3, Tuesday, Court Order #380 states there will be a Pretrial Conference Thursday, January 9 at [...]

By |2013-11-26T16:55:15-05:00November 26th, 2013|Legal News|1 Comment

Suffering in New Zealand: Jacqui Scott Wants Mesh Removal Surgery in States

NewNew Zealand Herald on Jacqui Scott Jacqui Scott is making headlines in New Zealand. The Napier resident has been the subject of a column by Kerre McIvor of the New Zealand Herald, as well as a feature article in New Zealand Women's Weekly. The November 3 Herald article, [...]

By |2019-12-12T22:54:12-05:00November 20th, 2013|News, Patient Profiles|5 Comments

Ethicon Trial Opening Statements Thursday

January 8, 2013 ~ Jurors are being selected today for the first of 1,974 lawsuits to be heard in a New Jersey state court against Johnson & Johnson, maker of the Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System (here) transvaginal mesh. Plaintiff Linda Gross from Watertown, South Dakota and her lawyers [...]

By |2013-01-08T22:44:14-05:00January 8th, 2013|Legal News|0 Comments

Covidien Recalls Surgical Staples After 3 Deaths

January 16, 2012 ~ Medscape Medical News (here) reports that medical device maker Covidien is voluntarily recalling surgical staples used in endoscopic thoracic surgery after three deaths were linked to the device. In addition to the three deaths, there were 13 serious injuries associated with the Duet TRS [...]

By |2012-01-18T15:16:01-05:00January 18th, 2012|Media Reports|4 Comments