The transfer and consolidation of these lawsuits is beneficial to all parties involved
(PRWEB) February 10, 2012
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. reports that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued an Order to consolidate and transfer three vaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) into a single proceeding before Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia. The three MDLs to be consolidated include: In re: American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL 2325); In re: Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326); and In re: Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327). Attorney Holly Ennis commented, “The transfer and consolidation of these lawsuits is beneficial to all parties involved.”
Judge Goodwin is already presiding over In Re: Avaulta (MDL 2187), which involves a number of lawsuits filed against C. R. Bard concerning the company’s Avaulta pelvic mesh. The JPML noted that the pelvic surgical mesh products at issue in MDLs 2325, 2326, 2327 are used to treat similar conditions as those at issue in MDL 2187 and they have allegedly resulted in similar injuries. The centralization eliminates duplicative discovery; prevents inconsistent pretrial rulings; and conserves the resources of the parties, their counsel and the judiciary.
The vaginal mesh products at issue are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Plaintiffs is these lawsuits allege similar injuries including pelvic pain, erosion, infection, painful intercourse, perforation of the bowel or bladder and the need for corrective surgery.
In July of 2011, after receiving a large volume of adverse event reports relating to transvaginal mesh, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Alert stating that it was unclear if the "mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair and it may expose patients to greater risk."
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of these injuries caused by a transvaginal mesh device, contact Ennis & Ennis, P.A. for a FREE nationwide confidential consultation by calling toll free 1-800-856-6405 or by completing an online case evaluation form at http://www.ennislaw.com.
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