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*New* Canadian Class Action Certified Against AMS Pelvic Mesh Maker

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By
Daniel Bach, Siskinds LLP

News out of Canada is that a class action lawsuit against American Medical Systems (AMS) has been certified clearing the way for defective product litigation and/or settlements. The action affects potentially thousands of women in Canada, says attorney Daniel Bach of Siskinds LLP law firm of Toronto. The decision is now available online here. The
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Women in Solidarity Over Mesh Injuries Listen to Court Proceedings

Jun 2nd, 2015 | By
Anti Mesh rally in WV federal court.

By Tuesday afternoon, women who gathered for a status hearing on their pelvic mesh cases began filtering into Judge Joseph Goodwin’s Charleston, WV courtroom. Judge Goodwin is overseeing more than 76,000 product liability cases in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia. He had called for a status hearing from five
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Pelvic Mesh-Injured Women Rally in WV to Call for End to Mesh Implants

Jun 2nd, 2015 | By
MAM rally in Charleston WV

A rally by mesh-injured women gathered in Charleston, West Virginia today as lawyers from both sides of the issue converged for a status conference before the judge overseeing more than 76,000 defective product cases. Mesh Awareness Movement brought about 20 women, their husbands and friends from Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and beyond to join in solidarity
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Jury Awards Plaintiff $100 Million in Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial

May 28th, 2015 | By
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$100 million in damages. That is the amount a Delaware jury today awarded to mesh-injured woman Deborah Barba. The amount includes $25 million in compensatory and $75 million in punitive damages, established to send a message to the company. The 51-year-old from Newark, Delaware, sued manufacturer Boston Scientific for her permanent and serious injuries caused
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Lawsuit Financing: What You Need to Know Before You Borrow

May 28th, 2015 | By
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SPONSORED CONTENT Mesh News Desk editor, Jane Akre interviewed Mark Bello of Lawsuit Financial Corp of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Mr. Bello provides MND readers with some solid information they need to understand before reaching out to seek funding to make ends meet in advance of a expected lawsuit settlement. Yes, funding in advance of a
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MAM Rally Going to West Virginia for Pelvic Mesh Status Conference

May 26th, 2015 | By
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Charleston, West Virginia will be the setting for a gathering of both sides involved in pelvic mesh litigation for a June 2 status conference before Judge Joseph Goodwin, and of mesh-injured women from the region who have decided to converge in a show of solidarity to bring an end to the protracted litigation. Here is the order
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*New* Upcoming Transvaginal Mesh Trials

May 19th, 2015 | By
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For all who might be interested in attending one of the upcoming mesh trials – here is a calendar of the latest cases ahead. Visiting for one day- perhaps opening arguments – is a real eye opener and gives a real appreciation on what must happen procedurally. Watch for evidence that is allowed in, evidence
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Conflict of Interest on Medical Boards Abounds

May 18th, 2015 | By
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                                                    Thanks to Joleen Chambers, a patient advocate a tireless champion of a patient’s right to know.  She writes to Mesh News Desk about important issues you can be involved with
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Sanchez v. Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Case Settles Before Closing Arguments

May 11th, 2015 | By
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Mesh News Desk has confirmed that the federal bellwether pelvic mesh trial of Sanchez v. Boston Scientific settled Monday morning just before the Los Angeles jury heard closing arguments. The defective product case began one week ago and represented the sixth trial facing the Massachusetts-based manufacturer of pelvic mesh implants. Monday, May 11, a Delaware
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Hello May- Doctor Duh!

Apr 30th, 2015 | By
Jane Akre, editor Mesh News Desk

This story was originally submitted to the New York Times as an Op-Ed. It was not picked up. So far mainstream media has a blackout on this type of news, likely because of the potential advertisers who make these medical devices. I thought I would post it here for May because lately I’m hearing from
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