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Pelvic Mesh MDL is Closing to New Cases!

MAM rally in Charleston, WV in 2015 Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 25, 2018 ~ It was opened in January of 2012. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) court handling pelvic mesh cases swelled to more than 104,000 cases.  Now Judge Goodwin who oversees the MDL has issued orders Read more

By | 2018-06-25T15:06:43+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Legal News|44 Comments

Ask Questions, Seek Answers in Upcoming Mesh Webinar

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 21, 2018 ~ On June 6th, the first Mesh Webinar will be conducted from 5 to 7 pm EST.   Sign up Here.  Mesh litigation, polypropylene, multidistrict litigation, individual cases and settlement dollars, state court vs. MDL, what is a fair settlement?  These are just some Read more

By | 2018-05-23T11:56:35+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Mesh Reading Room Resource|8 Comments

Clear the Decks – Judge Goodwin Pushes 23K Pelvic Mesh Cases to Conclusion!

Judge Joseph Goodwin Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 5, 2018 ~ Its time to clear the decks of the MDL and Judge Goodwin's orders show he has run out of patience after six years of pelvic mesh litigation that continues to linger in his federal courtroom.  Be Read more

By | 2018-02-12T10:55:45+00:00 February 5th, 2018|News|68 Comments

Mesh Past and Present

Prolift, from Sumsuro, Japan Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 7, 2018 ~ So the MDL (multidistrict litigation) was established by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Miami January 2012.   Today there are more than 104,000 defective product, also known as product liability cases filed in the MDL Read more

By | 2018-01-07T22:35:58+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Op-Ed, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Plaintiffs’ $27 Mill Boston Scientific Mesh Verdict Upheld!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 21, 2017 ~ The trial of four women, implanted with Boston Scientific's Pinnacle mesh, was held in a Miami court November 2014 before Judge Goodwin, displaced temporarily from his Charleston, WV court, while another mesh trial took place there. Each of the four women Read more

By | 2017-11-01T11:25:02+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News|71 Comments

Transvaginal Mesh Cases in MDL – Who Is Settling, Who Isn’t

Scales of Justice, WikiCommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 10, 2017 ~ Look at multidistrict litigation for transvaginal mesh cases in the U.S. and specifically the numeric listing of cases found in the Southern District of West Virginia. Which product liability cases remain opened and which are Read more

By | 2017-08-10T13:28:32+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Featured|21 Comments

Multidistrict Litigation – Is It Working for Transvaginal Mesh Cases?

Judge Joseph Goodwin 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. Here is Part One.  An MDL Read more

By | 2017-12-30T16:38:44+00:00 June 29th, 2017|News|73 Comments

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

Elizabeth Burch, Professor U GA Law School 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 Read more

By | 2017-12-30T16:39:56+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|News|51 Comments

Melody Mullins Missing Mesh-Injured Plaintiff Found!

Melody Mullins Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 29, 2017 ~ Melody Mullins was one of nine mesh-injured women who had fallen through the cracks in their mesh-related litigation. “This is Melody Mullins” The voice was firm and no nonsense.  Melody Mullins had been found. Mullins, 37 of Columbus, Read more

By | 2017-04-03T10:06:07+00:00 March 29th, 2017|News|29 Comments