(PRWEB) July 18, 2012
Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, reports on case developments in both the federal and state court pelvic mesh lawsuits. These lawsuits allege that vaginal mesh manufacturers produced defective implants causing plaintiffs to sustain serious injuries. Recent court orders reflect:
● upcoming case management conference in New Jersey state court lawsuits;
● upcoming status conference in certain Virginia federal lawsuits; and
● discovery stay lifted in certain Virginia federal lawsuits.
The New Jersey state court actions, In re Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10 (N.J. Super Ct.) and In re Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard No. L-6339-10 (N.J. Super. Ct.), are two consolidated actions of all the transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in New Jersey state court. A case management conference is scheduled to take place in New Jersey state court on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.* These actions are pending before the Honorable Carol E. Higbee in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Atlantic County. Firm partner Jeffrey S. Grand serves as Co-Liaison Counsel in these cases.
Federal Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Also Proceeding
In addition to tomorrow’s proceedings, an upcoming conference has been scheduled in the federal pelvic mesh litigation, In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2327”), pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia before the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin. In addition to the federal pelvic mesh litigation against Ethicon, Judge Goodwin is also overseeing the following related actions against other transvaginal mesh manufacturers: In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”); In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2326”); and In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”). Mr. Grand is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in each of these federal pelvic mesh lawsuits.
According to a pre-trial order issued by Judge Goodwin on June 1, 2012, the next Ethicon status conference will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse.** According to a second order issued on June 14, 2012, Judge Goodwin lifted a stay on the discovery process in the Ethicon pelvic mesh litigation.*** Previously, Judge Goodwin had stayed all outstanding discovery proceedings while the parties dealt with other preliminary matters in the federal transvaginal mesh lawsuits. The parties are now able to move forward with discovery in earnest.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is continuing to actively file transvaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of individuals injured by vaginal mesh. Those who have suffered damages from vaginal mesh implants may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more by watching this vaginal mesh http://youtu.be/wv5PIxMmrFw video, or by visiting our website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. For more information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
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