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Plaintiffs’ $27 Mill Boston Scientific Mesh Verdict Upheld!

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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 was awarded compensatory damages [continue reading…]

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

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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 listed as closed? The numbers reveal which company is the [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…]

Melody Mullins Missing Mesh-Injured Plaintiff Found!

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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, Ohio is one of nine women who were [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Top 100k, Judge Wants To End MDL

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin overseeing the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) reportedly wants to end the MDL sometime this year. The mass tort is now at 100,731 product liability cases filed in the West Virginia federal courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing the massive case [continue reading…]

How to Look Up Your Pelvic Mesh Case

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                  Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 2, 2017 ~ Many of you already know how to look up your pelvic mesh case filed in federal court. Here is a step-by-step way to find it through a Google Search. This applies only to the cases consolidated [continue reading…]

Boston Scientific Bolsters Pelvic Mesh Warning Label

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June 28, 2016, Mesh Medical Device News Desk ~ Boston Scientific Updates Warning in Pelvic Mesh Instructions In a move that could be considered too little and too late – Boston Scientific (BSC) is updating the warning on its pelvic mesh products.   The news was announced in a Field Safety Notice  released by the [continue reading…]

Second June Rally of Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women and Families Planned for June in Charleston, WV *Update

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 7, 2016 ~ Just as they did last June, organizers of mesh-injured women want the public to know a rally is planned for Charleston, West Virginia on Friday, June 3, 2016. That day should mark the beginning of Edwards v. Ethicon in federal court before Judge Joseph Goodwin. [continue reading…]

First Pelvic Mesh MDL Mentor ObTape Plaintiff Awarded $4.4 Million

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Mesh News Desk, Feb 23, 2016 ~ A federal trial in Georgia delivered another blow to Johnson & Johnson over its pelvic mesh. On Thursday, February 18, a jury deliberated three hours to award plaintiff Teresa Taylor $4.4 million, which includes $400,000 in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages. Taylor had the [continue reading…]

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