Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement News Update: Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding Announces Judge Order for another Joint Conference Status Meeting to Resolve More than 70K TVM Lawsuits

Lawsuit Money Firm says U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin, the judge overseeing all seven mesh multidistrict litigations, issued a pretrial order on April 2nd for the meeting to take place on June 2nd, in order to attempt to expedite claims.

Apr 20, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin has ordered another joint conference status meeting to hopefully resolve more than 70,000 TVM lawsuits against seven different mesh manufacturers. It is no secret that the TVM multidistrict litigations (MDL) have been dragging on for some time now. With over 70K transvaginal mesh (TVM) lawsuits against seven different mesh manufacturers, the process was expected to take some time. The manufacturers involved in the ordered joint conference status meeting include: American Medical Systems, Bard Avaulta, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Cook, and Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon. The pretrial order was issued by U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin on April 2nd, and the meeting will take place on June 2nd with all of the listed defendant representatives, according to a court document ((1) Bard/TSL & Sofradim MDL 2187; (2) Boston Scientific MDL 2326; (3) Ethicon MDL 2327; (4) Coloplast MDL 2387; (5) Cook MDL 2440).

The lawsuits allege that the different TVM devices (or bladder slings) and brands caused serious injuries to the women plaintiffs who were implanted with the devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Lawsuits were consolidated into multidistrict litigations in order to hopefully resolve the high number of lawsuits efficiently and quickly with large scale settlements. The proceedings will be taking place in Charleston in the U.S. District Court, Southern District, of West Virginia under U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin.

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent joint conference status meeting, "This is a major step in resolving the vast majority of remaining claims through a global settlement amount for similar type cases, as opposed to lengthy litigation. Due to the varying degrees of injuries, recent jury verdicts and reported settlement values on mesh claims have been inconsistent. The judge seems to be trying to streamline the process so that it will move quickly and be fair to all." 

Legal-Bay, a law cash advance company, is ready to help women plaintiffs with various lawsuit funding services if they have a lawyer already. This includes providing up to a $50K cash advance today on pre-settled cases and up to $250K on settled cases or cases that have won large mesh jury verdicts and now are a verdict on appeal or judgment on appeal case. Verdict on appeal cases take time to resolve through the courts and Legal-Bay's verdict on appeal programs are prudent for plaintiffs to take advantage of in case of a reversal of fortune. For more information or to apply for pre-settlement funding, settlement funding, or judgment or verdict on appeal funding programs visit: 

Legal-Bay's funding programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding. None of the programs should be considered to be a settlement loan, settlement loans, lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan.

Legal-Bay is urging women who have had a transvaginal mesh or bladder sling device implanted in the last five years and are having complications, to immediately call for assistance on obtaining a free legal consultation from a qualified transvaginal mesh law firm or mesh lawyer to ascertain if you have a potential lawsuit to file. Recent juries have awarded women $6MM for transvaginal mesh injuries; however, the time to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit is winding down. 

If you, or a loved one, are in need of lawsuit pre-settlement or settlement funding, or you would like to speak with a transvaginal mesh lawyer or mesh law firm, feel free to contact Legal-Bay on their 24-hour toll-free hotline at: 877.571.0405. Live agents are standing by to assist you with whatever questions you may have. Or, you may fill out an online application to receive a free evaluation on your case at:

Legal-Bay LLC (and their related companies) is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice on a consumer's case; however, Legal-Bay works with lawyers involved in mass tort litigations who can provide a free legal consultation at the consumer's direction. 

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