Posts Tagged ‘ judge Goodwin ’

*New* 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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Judge Goodwin Calls for Pelvic Mesh Settlements as Lawyers Gather in WV

Feb 4th, 2015 | By
Judge Goodwin

Judge Joseph Goodwin has a problem. With more than 72,000 federal cases filed in his court, consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL), he knows there is not enough time for these plaintiffs to ever see justice. The MDL was never intended to deal with a class of plaintiffs this large.  So what to do? Judge Goodwin
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Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh Kit on Trial in Miami Federal Court

Nov 2nd, 2014 | By
Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair kit

The first of nearly 15,000 federal lawsuits facing mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific (BCS) will begin November 3 in a federal court in Miami. It is also the first of the thousands of cases consolidated cases against seven manufacturers to have more than one plaintiffs’ case heard at a time. In this case, four women who
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J&J Systematically Destroyed Evidence in Upcoming Mesh Trials, Pl Lawyers Call it ”Severe” Destruction of Evidence

Dec 8th, 2013 | By
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Ethicon Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, 12-MD-02327, In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation Joseph R. Goodwin, presiding Date filed: 02/07/2012 Date of last filing: 12/03/2013 PART ONE     (Continues in Part 2) According to a 30-page document filed in federal court in West Virginia December 2, officials at Johnson & Johnson
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The Cisson Transvaginal Mesh Trial Against C.R. Bard – What did we Learn?

Dec 4th, 2013 | By
U.S. District Court, Charleston WV

The Donna Cisson product liability trial against C.R. Bard, a New Jersey- based mesh manufacturer is finally over and the Judgment Order was filed in federal court October 18, 2013 confirming the jury verdict which C.R. Bard tried to amend or reverse. On August 15, 2013 Cisson was awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1,750,000
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December News and Views

Dec 1st, 2013 | By
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  December already?   It seems as though this year has just passed by with greater speed than ever before…. is that what happens when you get older? I hope not. Mesh Medical Device News Desk began in the summer of 2011 because your editor saw a need to consolidate news and information and to “Put
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Tolling Agreements – Legal Deadlines Nearing for Mesh-Injured

Sep 15th, 2013 | By
Aaron Leigh Horton

by Aaron Leigh Horton Blog: Twitter:  @themeshwarrior Email: September 12, 2013 – According to, a tolling agreement is an agreement to waive a right to claim that litigation should be dismissed due to the expiration of a statute of limitations. Its purpose is typically to allow a party additional time to assess
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Lawsuits on the Horizon – Do they Represent the Scope of Injuries?

Sep 6th, 2013 | By
Judge Joseph R. Goodwin

2014 should be a very busy year for transvaginal and incontinence mesh lawsuits. The four Boston Scientific bellwether cases have reportedly been chosen by federal Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, overseeing about 30,000 cases consolidated in his West Virginia Court. On August 1, both sides presented their proposed cases. Judge Goodwin in a pretrial order said:
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C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Case Week 2 – Bard Avaulta Never Studied in Humans

Aug 6th, 2013 | By

As the trial of Donna Cisson v. C.R. Bard moves into its second week, Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MDND) is exploring the documents filed in the case so far. MDND readers can help dig deeper by reading the multi-page depositions which appears throughout the story. The Donna Cisson trial began July 29 after a
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Judge Grants Motions Limiting Testimony in Bard Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Jun 7th, 2013 | By
Judge Joseph R. Goodwin

Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) June 7, 2013 ~ News coming out of Charleston, West Virginia in the upcoming trials of C.R. Bard over its Avaulta family of transvaginal mesh products show the cases are moving along to a July 8 trial date as defendant, C.R. Bard tries to limit the testimony of 12 sets
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