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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 [...]

By |2018-08-28T16:11:03-04:00June 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 [...]

By |2017-12-30T16:39:56-05:00June 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, [...]

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

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

from Whistleblower Law insights 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 [...]

By |2017-02-21T20:06:16-05:00February 7th, 2017|Legal News|41 Comments

How to Look Up Your Pelvic Mesh Case

                  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 [...]

By |2017-01-02T10:42:23-05:00January 2nd, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|24 Comments

Boston Scientific Bolsters Pelvic Mesh Warning Label

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 [...]

By |2017-04-20T21:55:39-04:00June 28th, 2016|Medical News|20 Comments

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

Mesh Awareness Movement in Charleston, WV, June 2015 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 [...]

By |2016-05-09T19:04:33-04:00May 7th, 2016|Sticky|41 Comments

First Pelvic Mesh MDL Mentor ObTape Plaintiff Awarded $4.4 Million

Mentor ObTape 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 [...]

By |2016-02-22T15:50:38-05:00February 22nd, 2016|News|10 Comments

Update on Status Conference in West Virginia on Pelvic Mesh Litigation

Prolene Mesh MND, Nov. 23, 2015 ~ A status conference took place Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, 19 in Charleston, WV concerning the progress made on pelvic mesh litigation. At last count there are 85,000 cases filed in this one federal court before Judge Joseph Goodwin. Pelvic mesh cases were [...]

By |2015-11-23T16:31:37-05:00November 23rd, 2015|News|65 Comments

Lewis v Ethicon is Over! Judge Grants Ethicon’s Motion to End Trial

Judge Joseph Goodwin The plaintiff's side in the first Ethicon trial to be heard in this federal court, had six days before it rested its case. One day later, Judge Joseph Goodwin ended the bellwether trial when he granted Ethicon’s (Johnson & Johnson) Motion for Judgment as a [...]

By |2018-01-28T15:51:08-05:00February 18th, 2014|Legal News|42 Comments