Monthly Archives: March 2016

Editorial: Route 9 Diner penalty delivers powerful message

Editorial: Route 9 Diner charge provides effective message
The 4 males who found out about and often took part in sexual harassment of female employees at the restaurant– while not doing anything to stop it …

IVC Filter Lawsuit Update: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Study Linking Unretrieved Blood …

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Research Linking Unretrieved Blood …
An additional 93 claims including C.R. Bard’s Healing and G2 IVC filters are pending in a second central case that has been developed …

C R Bard Inc (BCR) Position Decreased by New Mexico Educational Retirement Board
C R Bard logo New Mexico Educational Retirement Board decreased its position in C R Bard Inc (NYSE: BCR) by 4.7 % during the fourth quarter, …
Martingale Possession Management L P purchases $28.6 Million stake in C R Bard Inc (BCR)
C R Bard Inc (BCR): Martingale Asset Management L P scooped up 11,807 added shares in C R Bard Inc throughout the Q4 duration, according to a …
The Next Huge Things
However one huge market gamer is betting big on NxThera: the Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific Corp., a $7 billion business, led the $40 million …
Boston Scientific Corporation C (NYSE: BSX): Sunnymeath Possession Management buys brand-new stake …
Sunnymeath Possession Management holdings in Boston Scientific Corporation C were worth $877,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Slip and fall against Buffalo Wild Wings ends with $112K verdict

Slip & fall versus Buffalo Wild Wings ends with $112K verdict, jury awards no damages for declared …
BEAUMONT – While a jury discovered Buffalo Wild Wings irresponsible for injuries suffered by a former waitress who slipped on a freshly mopped kitchen floor, …

Discovery proof persuades attorney to withdraw from sidewalk fall lawsuit
Blackmon was strolling with a friend and her pal’s daughter along the defendants’ sidewalk, when she was triggered to slip and fall after she …
Victim Will Look for $30M In Damages From City
A man injured in the Tribeca crane collapse in early February that left one person dead and a number of injured is taking legal action against the city for$30 million

$11.75M Settlement Proposed for Caldera Mesh Lawsuits

Good News for Caldera Mesh ClaimantsMore than 2,000 mesh lawsuits pending in California State Court in Los Angeles will be included in a proposed $11.75 million settlement.

Here is a good explanation of the proposed settlement.

This excerpt was taken from

$11.75M Settlement Proposed for Caldera Mesh Lawsuits

Lawyers representing women who say Caldera Medical’s transvaginal mesh implants caused them serious injuries proposed a blanket class action settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. The deadline to join the settlement is May 2, 2016.

More than 2,000 mesh lawsuits pending in California State Court in Los Angeles will be included in the proposed $11.75M settlement. According to plaintiffs, Caldera failed to warn the public about the risks of its mesh products, Lawsuits also assert that Caldera is guilty of fraud and deceit.

“The Court still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement and whether to certify the Settlement Class. Payments will only be made if the Court approves the Settlement,” according to the Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement.

Transvaginal mesh is a net-like piece of porous plastic that surgeons use to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. Thousands of women claim these implants caused them permanent injuries such as organ damage, inability to have sex and nerve damage. Many women undergo multiple surgeries to try and remove the mesh.

The final approval hearing for the Caldera settlement is slated for June 13 in Los Angeles before U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson. This settlement is separate from the thousands of cases in federal multidistrict litigation in West Virginia before Judge Joseph Goodwin.

Other Manufacturers in Settlement

In addition to Caldera, a handful of manufacturers include Biomedical Structures, Encision, Parker Hannifin, J-PAC LLC and Coloplast — a company that previously issued a settlement.

Caldera products included in the settlement include:

  • T-Sling
  • Desara
  • Ascend
  • Hydrix
  • POPmesh
  • Vertessa

“If the Settlement is approved by the Court, those included in the Settlement Class will receive a cash payment from the Settlement Fund. You must file a Claim Form to get payment. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act,” Caldera said in its notice.

Plaintiffs who already filed lawsuits are automatically entered into the settlement and are entitled to submit a claim form for compensation from the fund. Those who have not yet filed a lawsuit may still join the settlement.

Caldera continues to deny the allegations set forth by plaintiffs.

Trial for 37 Federal Mesh Cases Rescheduled

A trial for 37 consolidated mesh lawsuits that are a part of the massive Ethicon MDL in West Virginia will be moved to a later date. Previously scheduled for April 11, 2016, the trial may continue sometime in August or September. There are still more than 70,000 lawsuits pending before Judge Joseph Goodwin in West Virginia against a number of manufacturers.

According to Judge Joseph Goodwin’s Pre-Trial Order #217, all discovery and proposed trial exclusions should be completed. Discovery involves all depositions and requests for information from both sides. After this stage, the trial can continue.

In February, Drugwatch reported on the planned Mesh Awareness Movement rally. The women of the group planned to protest in front of the court house on April 11 to support the 37 women. The rally will now be rescheduled.

“A lot of people who were going to the rally were disappointed and angry,” Janis Urban of MAM told Drugwatch. “Women are getting annoyed and upset at all these delays in the MDL.”

She said the rally planned for June 3 from 8am to 11am for Edwards v. Ethicon is still scheduled to go through in front of the Robert C. Byrd courthouse in Charleston, W. Va.

Congress Needs to Investigate ‘Regulatory Negligence’

Urban said congress needs to investigate mesh manufacturers’ “regulatory negligence.”

“We have a lot of women that write their congressmen and senators with no response. The only response I ever got was instructions on how to file a MAUDE adverse event report with the FDA,” she told Drugwatch.

For now, MAM is focusing its mesh awareness efforts to social media. The women are trying to hold manufacturers accountable.

“We have Twitter parties to raise awareness every Friday from 8pm to 11pm. This week, we are going after Johnson & Johnson,” she said.

So, what do you think? You know the attorneys will get 25-30% of that settlement, then divide what’s left between 2,000 people and the average payout per victim is only around $4,000.

Woman charged in nursing home abuse complaint

It just makes you wonder what kind of background checks people have to undergo before they are allowed to work in a nursing home. How could someone have missed this?

Woman charged in retirement home abuse problem

Susan McCarta, of Supplier, was apprehended on 2 counts of 2nd degree battery, terroristic threatening in the second degree and abuse of adults, as a …

Recommended Federal Law Could Put an End to Compelled Arbitration by Nursing HousesThe high rate of abuse and disregard in U.S. retirement home makes the suggested policy a crucial secure for nursing home residents. Jury turns down lawsuit from nursing home inspector According to Espiritu’s attorney, the jury was unable to see files connected to Espiritu’s claim that she was required to close retirement home abuse …

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Opinion: NFL’s Concussion Admission Just a Money Grab

Okay, here’s an interesting perspective. These guys are saying the the NFL concussion admission is just a money grab. Let’s check it out:

Viewpoint: NFL’s Concussion Admission Just a Money Grab
Last month, a neurosurgeon associated with the NFL’s head, neck and spine injury committee stated there was no tested link in between football and …

Suit: Concussion Protocol Missteps Led to Paralysis
According to the claim, Graham advised Back to take a concussion … Viewpoint: NFL’s Concussion Admission Just a Money Grab Last month, …
Early Warning Concussion Test (CTE) for NFL PLayers
The concussion research study that has actually rocked the NFL over the last couple of years might have hit an another vital turning point. Aethlon Medical …
Column: CTE evidence will result in fall of football
So exactly what takes place when the concussion dominoes start falling? … NFL football gamers and 79 percent of all football players– pro, semi-pro, college or …
NFL Acknowledges Link In between Football, CTE
Critics of the NFL’s recommended $1 billion plan to settle concussion claims say a league official’s recognition of a link in between football and the …

Worker killed Friday in Gulf of Mexico drilling rig accident

Employee killed Friday in Gulf of Mexico drilling rig accident
Oil production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico in June 2003. … Whistler’s chief operating officer, informed the Houston Chronicle the occurrence did not include …

 Credit report: Casualty on Gulf platform
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is reporting a fatality on an oil platform about 150 miles south of New Orleans. Spokesperson …
Report: Casualty on Gulf platform south of New Orleans
She said the oil and gas operator that reported the fatal injury was Whistler Energy II, a Houston-based business founded in 2012. Scott Frankel is …