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Transvaginal Mesh Law Firm called a “Mass Tort Warehouse” – A Numbers Game

Nov 24th, 2015 | By
akinmears advertising

MND, November 24, 2015 ~ The ugly underbelly of the business of law is exposed in a recently filed lawsuit by a former employee who says he wasn’t paid for his work obtaining millions in litigation financing. The lawsuit reveals the quest to aggregate clients who become no more than “commodities,” including transvaginal mesh claims
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Update on Status Conference in West Virginia on Pelvic Mesh Litigation

Nov 23rd, 2015 | By
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 consolidated there in January 2012 in multidistrict litigation (MDL)
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Have You Filed Your FDA Adverse Event Report Concerning Surgical Mesh?

Nov 17th, 2015 | By
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MND, November 17, 2015 ~ This woman did one year ago. She found the MAUDE database inside the FDA.  Here is the URL for her anonymous report she made after receiving the Gynecare (J&J) Prolift mesh kit.  See it  here.   You can also go to MedWatch and report your adverse event. ADVERSE EVENT What
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Judge Goodwin Calls Pelvic Mesh Makers to Court This Week

Nov 16th, 2015 | By
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ALL HANDS ON DECK MND, Nov 16, 2015 ~ In non-legal language you could say Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is overseeing  nearly 90,000 pelvic mesh cases in his Charleston, WV courtroom, is calling all hands on desk this week. Pretrial Order #200, signed October 16, says a mesh conference will commence Wednesday, November 18
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$1.2 Million Batiste Pelvic Mesh Case Overturned by Texas Appellate Court

Nov 7th, 2015 | By
Linda Batiste

MND, Nov. 6, 2015 ~ The brief story was reported Friday in the Dallas News  – the $1.2 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and in favor of mesh-injured Linda Batiste has been overturned by a three-judge Texas appellate court.  The decision was published Thursday from the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas. The
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C.R. Bard Pays $3.6 million in Precedent Setting Scott Pelvic Mesh Case

Nov 5th, 2015 | By
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MND, November 4, 2015 ~ It largely slipped by unnoticed, until now. In July 2012, Plaintiff Christine Scott went to trial against C.R. Bard over her Bard Avaulta Plus mesh kit in a Bakersfield, California courtroom. It would be the first trial to be held naming a major mesh manufacturer. In a precedent setting decision,
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Settlement Dollars are Slow in Coming in Transvaginal Mesh Claims

Nov 5th, 2015 | By
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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 the settlement mode.  It started
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Bill Would Have Essure Birth Control Removed from Market

Nov 4th, 2015 | By
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MND, Nov. 3, 2015 ~ There has been a lot of organized attention by consumers harmed by the Essure birth control device made by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Metal coils are implanted in the fallopian tubes with the goal of having them scar over, therefore preventing pregnancy. The coils contain polyethylene fibers and are held in place by stainless
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Welcome to Mesh News Desk

Oct 29th, 2015 | By
Jane Akre, editor MND

MND, November 1, 2015 ~ Welcome to Mesh News Desk, AKA Mesh Medical Device News Desk.   For more than four years now, this effort has focused on putting a face on the mesh-injuries suffered by thousands of people globally. It should be front-page news.  It is not.  The injuries come from the use of polypropylene
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Rabiola Trial Rescheduled to 2016, First Trial for TVT-Secur

Oct 27th, 2015 | By
TVT  Secur, Megamed Service, RU

October 27, 2015 ~ The Josephine Marie Rabiola v. Ethicon trial, scheduled for Monday, October 26 in Austin, Texas has been rescheduled to February 2016 at the Austin court’s request.  The judge is not set in this rotating docket. The case is expected to be rescheduled one more time at a later date, perhaps mid-2016.
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