Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Consolidated in West Virginia

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The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order on Tuesday to consolidate three vaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) into a single proceeding. The defective device cases involve claims filed against Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. All of these lawsuits will now be centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mikal C. Watts and Ryan L. Thompson of Watts Guerra Craft LLP will be filing cases into these proceedings.

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"We believe the consolidation of these cases in front Judge Goodwin will allow for the efficient and just resolution of claims made by our many clients who have been injured by these defective mesh products." - Ryan L. Thompson

Mikal C. Watts and Ryan L. Thompson of Watts Guerra Craft LLP announce their handling of a large transvaginal mesh, OB tape and bladder sling docket. The announcement comes along with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's (JPML) ruling that the remaining three transvaginal mesh Multidistrict Litigation proceedings (MDL No. 2325, 2326, 2327) will all now be presided over by Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in West Virginia.

Judge Goodwin is already presiding over another MDL involving vaginal mesh litigation initiated against C.R. Bard relative to the company’s Avaulta pelvic mesh system.

Just last month, in January 2012, the FDA ordered 33 manufacturers of vaginal mesh devices to undertake post-market safety studies of their products, in response to growing concerns about the safety of the medical devices. Additionally, legislators continue to express concerns that the FDA’s current approval guidelines for vaginal mesh and other medical devices is insufficient to protect consumers against dangerous and defective products.

Women who experience erosion of the mesh product, an infection, require a surgical removal or revision procedure, or develop other injuries after vaginal mesh implantation may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. These individuals are encouraged to seek the aid of an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss their legal rights.

Watts Guerra Craft LLP is offering free telephone and email consultations to victims who have suffered physical injuries because of a defective vaginal mesh. You can learn more by visiting Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys online.

Watts Guerra Craft LLP is a national law firm with offices across the state of Texas. Our lawyers have always handled pharmaceutical and medical device injury cases nationally. We are not new to this area of practice. You need a firm with experience to handle a serious injury or death case.

Mikal C. Watts is one of the most successful pharmaceutical lawyers in the country. He has handled pharmaceutical and medical device cases, including but not limited to Ortho-Evra, Vioxx, Fen Phen, Rezulin, Zyprexa and Sulzer hip implants. Mr. Watts maintains a 50,000 square foot office building with a staff of over 60 employees devoted to the handling of cases like yours. Let our firm, Watts Guerra Craft LLP, help you and your family.

Stacey Burke
National Marketing Attorney
Watts Guerra Craft LLP
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4 Dominion Drive, Building 3, Suite 100
San Antonio, Texas 78257

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