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Pelvic Mesh Settlement Reduced: What Does This Mean For Victims?

Not long ago we brought you a story about victims forced to wait for justice as a judge delayed a pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) and held up around 33,000 cases. Many of those victims have had to turn to solutions like what we provide here at Beacon Legal Funding, but delays aren’t the only problems pelvic mesh victims are facing. Pelvic Mesh Settlement Reduced Rumors recently sprouted that a case that was part of one of the many pelvic mesh MDLs was remanded and the verdict from the case was stricken. Such an occurrence could have damaged the MDL overall, but the story turned out to be an exaggeration. What Really Happened? A judge declared that a recent verdict for $100 million for a pelvic mesh victim should be reduced to $10 million. She said the original verdict “shocked the court’s conscience and sense of justice,” because it was…
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Mesh Trial Has Been Delayed — What Can Plaintiffs Do?

The multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, was scheduled to begin in November. The MDL includes around 33,000 cases in which women are suing the manufacturer for defective transvaginal mesh and bladder sling devices, but the number of cases has not served to expedite matters. Now the mesh trial has been delayed as the presiding judge continues to make alterations. Why Is The Trial Being Delayed? U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin has decided to delay the trial due to new information that has come to light while preparing for the November start date. New evidence shows that some of the victims in this lawsuit were implanted with multiple transvaginal mesh devices, which probably contributed to their complications. Plus, new plaintiffs have joined the trial. The first trial was scheduled to review 26 claims against Ethicon, but now that claim number has risen to 39. The…
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