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How Lawyers, Not Plaintiffs, Wind Up the Winners in Mass Tort Lawsuits

Brooke Melton died on her 29th birthday. Her Chevy randomly shut off in the middle of the highway a little before 8 p.m., and she crashed into a creek in Atlanta. A couple hours later, her parents were notified by …

Australian Women File Class Action Suit Against J&J over Pelvic Mesh Implants

Australian women have brought a class-action case against Johnson & Johnson over complications arising from vaginal mesh implants – a lawsuit that follows many others in the United States, Canada and Europe. The claim, which is being heard in Australia’s …

Pelvic Mesh Maker Alleges Doctors, Lawyers, Litigation Funders Schemed to Inflate Damage Claims

American Medical Systems, a major defendant in litigation over controversial vaginal mesh devices, is accusing “a pyramid of businessmen, doctors and lawyers” of luring women into unwarranted surgeries to remove the implants and inflate their damages claims. The company, a …

Business Lobbies Seek Probe of Medical Funding Industry

Two business lobbying groups this week called on the Consumer Financial Protection Board to investigate the medical funding industry after a Reuters investigation revealed that private investors are funding operations for women who have sued makers of surgical implants. The …