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Court OKs Cosmetic Institute class action settlement, signs off on $8.9M payout to lawyers
Class Actions 2024-05-30 8:25 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has approved a $25 million settlement in a class action against a group of surgeons who worked for the Cosmetic Institute, including a $8.9 million payout for the lawyers that ran the seven-year-old case, saying the deduction from the settlement was reasonable given the “very significant discount” applied to the legal bill.

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Fee cuts make costs assessor unnecessary in Cosmetic Institute class action, court told
Class Actions 2024-05-13 11:44 pm By Sam Matthews

The plaintiffs in a class action against a group of surgeons who worked for The Cosmetic Institute have told a court that a costs assessment is not necessary to approve a $25 million settlement, which will see $10 million deducted for legal and administrative costs, in light of reductions to the fees. 

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Surgeons to pay $25M to settle breast implants class action
Class Actions 2024-04-16 10:58 pm By Sam Matthews

A group of surgeons who worked for The Cosmetic Institute are set to pay $25 million to settle a class action brought on behalf of 13,500 patients who claim they were injured by botched breast augmentation surgery.

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Surgeons lose appeal in breast implants class action
Appeals 2023-10-26 3:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A group of surgeons who worked for The Cosmetic Institute have lost a second bid to declass a representative proceeding on behalf of 13,500 patients who claim they were injured by botched breast augmentation surgery.

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Breast implant class action trial date set over ‘loud protest’
Personal injury 2023-09-21 12:10 pm By Sam Matthews

A class action against a group of surgeons who worked for The Cosmetic Institute over allegedly incompetent breast augmentation procedures has been set down for trial over the ‚Äúloud protest‚ÄĚ of the defendants, with a judge choosing to accommodate the plaintiff‚Äôs no win, no fee counsel team.¬†

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Surgeons try again to declass breast implants class action
Class Actions 2023-09-14 2:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A group of surgeons who worked for The Cosmetic Institute are appealing a judge’s rejection of their bid to declass a representative proceeding on behalf of 13,500 patients who claim they suffered injury or complications from breast augmentation surgery.¬†

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Cosmetic Institute surgeons can’t declass breast implant action
Class Actions 2023-07-28 4:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has tossed out an application by a group of surgeons who formerly worked for The Cosmetic Institute to declass a representative proceeding on behalf of 13,500 patients who claim they suffered injury or complications from breast augmentation surgery.

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Declassing orders must be ‚Äėall or nothing‚Äô, court told in breast implants class action
Class Actions 2023-06-08 11:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A declassing bid by nine doctors in a class action on behalf of women allegedly injured by a one-size-fits-all approach to breast implant surgeries must apply to the entire proceeding, not just the claims against them, a court has heard.

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In victory for class action, judge says bad breast implant claims can advance
Class Actions 2022-05-20 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action against The Cosmetic Institute and twelve doctors over allegedly “incompetent” breast augmentation surgery have won court approval to expand their case to allege misleading and deceptive conduct and breaches of the consumer guarantees in the Australian Consumer Law.

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Law firms resolve multiplicity issue in Boston Scientific pelvic mesh class actions
Class Actions 2021-07-20 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney law firm that brought a class action against Boston Scientific over allegedly defective pelvic mesh products has agreed to stay its case while a class action by Shine Lawyers moves ahead.

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