Women Suing Their Lawyers In Pelvic Mesh Case

By on June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019

In two separate putative class actions, some of the women who are plaintiffs in one of the largest ever U.S. tort matters are suing their attorneys. In one lawsuit they allege excessive fees, and in another, in addition to raising a fee issue they accuse a plaintiff firm of missing deadlines and contend the errors led to inadequate settlements. Over a period of years, tens of thousands of women have filed lawsuits in both federal and state courts, alleging that surgically implanted mesh, intended to alleviate a condition known as pelvic prolapse, has resulted in major medical problems that are very difficult to correct. Total value of settlements currently pending is said to be in the neighborhood of $10 billion. A principal in one of the law firms being sued told the New York Times the lawsuit was part of a vendetta by a former partner who is himself now taking on pelvic mesh cases, and that his firm “followed all court rules and has nothing to be concerned about.”

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The New York Times

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