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Breast implants class action targets ‘incompetent’ surgeons
Class Actions 2020-07-07 7:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in a class action against The Cosmetic Institute have added 11 cosmetic surgeons to the lawsuit, alleging they conducted breast augmentation surgery […]

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Pelvic mesh judge calls for ‘someone who understands how to plead a representative proceeding’
Product Liability 2020-07-02 8:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has adjourned an interlocutory application because of deficient pleadings in a class action brought against three medical device manufacturers and a former doctor […]

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Insurer may get dragged into pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions 2020-06-11 12:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A class action brought against three medical device manufacturers and a disgraced former doctor on behalf of thousands of women who claim to have suffered […]

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Law firm should personally pay costs for individual pelvic mesh cases, judge says
Product Liability 2020-05-11 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the law firm behind a plethora of pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in multiple courts should be personally hit with costs […]

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Judge shoots down request for soft closure in breast implants class action
Class Actions 2020-04-14 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The plaintiffs in a class action against Dr Eddy Dona, the director of defunct chain the Cosmetic Institute, over allegedly botched breast implants have lost […]

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Pelvic mesh cases remind judge of the days when ‘mobile phones resembled house bricks’
Class Actions 2019-12-18 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has frowned on a bid to transfer 12 individual cases over allegedly defective pelvic mesh to various state and territory courts, […]

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Insurers may get dragged into class action over ‘botched’ breast implants
Insurance 2019-10-25 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Cosmetic Institute director Dr Eddy Dona has flagged that he may drag insurers of his now collapsed medical chain into a class action brought against […]

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‘Must be April Fool’s day’: judge slams 120 common questions ‘joke’ in botched breast implant class action
Class Actions 2019-09-13 8:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing a class action against The Cosmetic Institute over allegedly botched breast enhancement surgery has queried whether the plaintiffs were playing an “April […]

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Class action alleges Cosmetic Institute director was mastermind behind ‘one size fits all’ breast surgery
Class Actions 2019-08-07 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in The Cosmetic Institute class action over allegedly botched breast implants will argue a former director of the company was the mastermind behind […]

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Judge puts brakes on early class closure bid in breast implant class action
Class Actions 2019-08-01 8:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has warned the parties in The Cosmetic Institute class action over allegedly botched breast implants to ensure group members’ rights are prioritised, following […]

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