New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Aug. 6, 2012, created a federal multidistrict litigation—MDL No. 2387—for pelvic mesh devices made by Coloplast Corp. By a transfer order dated that same day, the panel centralized the cases that comprise MDL No. 2387 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where—according to an Aug. 6, 2012, order in MDL No. 2004—the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin will oversee the pretrial proceedings of MDL No. 2387 and of the MDLs pending against every vaginal mesh manufacturer other than Mentor.
MDL No. 2387 is the sixth active federal multidistrict litigation for vaginal mesh devices, according to the Coloplast MDL transfer order and the Aug. 6, 2012, order in MDL No. 2004. The other five vaginal mesh MDLs concern injuries allegedly sustained by patients as a result of vaginal mesh products manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL No. 2187 ); American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2187 ); Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326); the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327); and Mentor Corp. (MDL No. 2oo4). They are all pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, except for the Mentor Corp. MDL (No. 2004), which is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, where it was centralized way back in December 2008.
Coloplast is aware of 24 federal actions in which it has been sued, according to the Aug. 6, 2012, Coloplast MDL transfer order. Nine of those 24 cases were already pending in the Southern District of West Virginia in one of the other four vaginal mesh before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation created the Coloplast MDL (No. 2387), the Coloplast MDL transfer order says.
As a law firm representing women in the vaginal mesh MDLs, the Rottenstein Law Group supports the creation of new vaginal mesh MDLs that serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.
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