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Judge Goodwin Calls Both Sides to the Table June 2 in Pelvic Mesh Litigation

Apr 2nd, 2015 | By
Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, overseeing bellwether mesh trials

In an April 2 order, issued by Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits, all sides in transvaginal litigation are being called to Charleston, West Virginia June 2. Here is the order as it pertains to Ethicon. Four other manufacturers, minus Neomedic, have also been called to the federal courthouse. Here
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Welcome MAM – Mesh Awareness Movement Gathers Women in Support

Mar 25th, 2015 | By
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MAM Mesh Awareness Movement This section is dedicated to all the mesh victims, their families and supporters specifically for organizing, discussing, planning or anything else related to the Mesh Awareness Movement. This includes dates, times and locations for peaceful MAM gatherings, creating MAM media awareness ideas and sharing links, volunteering, networking, etc etc. We need
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Open Letter to Judge Goodwin

Mar 20th, 2015 | By
Judge Goodwin

Editors Note* Judge Jospeh Goodwin is overseeing more than 70,000 transvaginal mesh cases consolidated in his federal court in West Virginia. That occurred three years ago and mesh settlements either are slow in coming or nonexistent. This MND readers writes an open letter to Judge Goodwin to help her. Please chime in if you feel
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*Update* Cook Medical Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trial Will Not Begin in May

Mar 16th, 2015 | By
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**UPDATE –  The cases of  Ailey and Lingo are dismissed and will not be pursued. The next two cases scheduled, Hovey and Watkins were also dismissed with prejudice by the plaintiffs on April 16th.  See the So. District of WV Cook MDL page here.     There are no further Cook Medical product liability trials
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Mesh Support Group Meets in Phoenix Thursday, March 19

Mar 12th, 2015 | By
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Thanks goes out to the dynamic women who are making this happen. In this case, a support group has been organized for those suffering with mesh complications. The plan is to gather for a lunch in Phoenix on March 19th.  Here are the specifics.  Please respond with any questions/comments and the organizer, who wishes to
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Hello March ~ A Year of Settlements and Immunity

Mar 9th, 2015 | By
Art courtesy of Jade R.

Hello March ~ At this writing, we have just heard the result of two pelvic mesh defective product trials – The Coleen Perry case resulted in a defective product conclusion by the jurors, defective instructions to the end user (doctor), $5 million in punitive damages and $700,000 in compensatory.  The jury took nearly four days
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Bellew v. Ethicon Prolift Case Settles After a Four-Day Trial

Mar 8th, 2015 | By
Judge Joseph Goodwin

Mesh News Desk has learned that the defective pelvic mesh trial of Dianne Bellew v. Ethicon settled Friday morning at 11:30 in its fourth day of a trial being held in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia. Six weeks ago in a Camden, Missouri courtroom, Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, settled another mesh trial
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Verdict In! $5.7 Million for Ms. Perry in her Pelvic Mesh Trial

Mar 5th, 2015 | By
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Verdict Day During its fourth day of deliberations, the jury in the product liability trial of  Perry v. Ethicon finally decided for the plaintiff, Coleen Perry and awarded her $5.7 million. This morning the jury in the Bakersfield, California court was reportedly quiet and did not seek any additional testimony as they had during the
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Bellew v. Ethicon Federal Pelvic Mesh Trial Begins in Charleston, WV

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By
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In Charleston, West Virginia, a bellwether trial began Monday March 2, in the ongoing federal pelvic mesh litigation being held in that courtroom.  Judge Joseph Goodwin is presiding over Dianne M. Bellew v. Ethicon. Ms. Bellew is from Arizona and was implanted with an Ethicon Prolift in July 2009 in Northwest Medical Center in Tucson,
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Defense Closing and Rebuttal in Perry v. Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial in Hands of Jury

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By
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On Thursday, February 26, Perry v. Ethicon went to the jury. After a five-week trial, jurors will decide if the Abbrevo mini-sling, used to treat incontinence was defectively designed and whether the instructions to doctors were adequate. That same day, attorneys for Ms. Perry asked for $17.2 million in their closing arguments, an attorney representing Ethicon,
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