(PRWEB) December 21, 2013
The defective products attorneys at Parilman & Associates have been representing consumers who have been injured by several different products across the country for several years. The firm has handled cases involving defective medical devices, defective medications and many other litigation-related matters. As such, the firm remains current with any news regarding large ongoing lawsuits. The firm has recently been made aware of a troubling allegation relating to lawsuits relating to pelvic mesh products, and the attorneys at the firm hereby alert the public to this allegation.
According to a motion for sanctions that can be found here, Ethicon is a defendant in a lawsuit that alleges that its pelvic mesh products were defective such that they led to serious injuries for consumers who used them. The case is ongoing in the United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division. The case is being overseen by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin and it has been assigned a case number of 2:12-md-02327, MDL No. 2327.
Specifically, the motion alleges that Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, destroyed or lost tens of thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands of documents that relate to the ongoing litigation. The motion was filed on December 2, 2013 and it describes a situation whereby allegedly no tangible steps were put in place by the defendant to place a litigation hold on documents that would have been relevant to the lawsuit. Employees allegedly decided on their own if particular documents should be preserved, and none were unless an employee took specific steps to do so.
The plaintiffs are requesting sanctions against the defendant because the alleged destruction of these documents is prejudicial to the plaintiffs who are seeking compensation for injuries allegedly suffered as a result of using these products. The pelvic mesh lawyers at Parilman & Associates encourage anyone who has been injured by one of these products to seek legal advice as soon as possible if they are concerned about their future ability to protect their legal rights.
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