U.S. judge urges settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits

February 5, 2015 8:21 PM

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Reuters) - A U.S. judge Thursday urged transvaginal mesh device makers and the women suing them to work harder to resolve their tens of thousands of lawsuits in one of the biggest U.S. mass torts in history.

"I'm going to kick it into high gear and ask that you do the same," said U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia. The courtroom was packed with plaintiffs' lawyers and representatives for the key defendants, including Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson's ...

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