St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
On August 14, the second bellwether trial against Boston Scientific began in the Massachusetts state court consolidated litigation. The trial involves allegations by plaintiff Maria Cardenas that the Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh (TVM) product she was implanted with caused her serious injuries. (Cardenas v. Boston Scientific Corp., Case No. 12-02912, Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, County of Middlesex).
This will be the second trial involving Boston Scientific that has occurred in Massachusetts state court. The first case against Boston Scientific resulted in a defense verdict in favor of Boston Scientific on July 29, 2014. (Albright v. Boston Scientific Corp., Case No. 12-909, Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, County of Middlesex). Following nearly a three-week trial, the majority of jurors decided that the plaintiff received adequate informed consent regarding the risks associated with the TVM device manufactured by Boston Scientific.
Boston Scientific is facing thousands of other claims over their transvaginal mesh devices. According to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's most recent report, over 12,500 of those claims against Boston Scientific have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation (In re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326, S.D. WV) before The Honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The first federal trial in MDL 2326 is scheduled for November 3, 2014. In Massachusetts state court, there are nearly 1,700 claims still pending.
Thousands of women allege that they have experienced complications from these transvaginal mesh devices, including device erosion, organ perforation, intense pain, inability to have sexual intercourse, infection, and the need to undergo multiple revision surgeries. “We continue to hear from individuals who allege to have suffered serious injuries associated with these transvaginal mesh devices,” says Kristine Kraft, partner at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP. “We will fight for the rights of women alleging serious injuries due to these products and our office is offering free and confidential case reviews to those who allege to have suffered injuries.”
About Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP
Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP is a unique law firm that has held numerous leadership positions in national litigations involving dangerous pharmaceutical medications, unsafe medical devices and toxic torts, including but not limited to: In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2545, Case No. 14-md-2545, N.D. Ill.), In re: Pradaxa® (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability (MDL 2385, Case No. 12-md-2385, S.D. Ill.), In re: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation (MDL 2433, Case No. 13-md-2433, S.D. Ohio), In re: Yasmin® and Yaz® (Drospirenone) Marketing and Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2100, Case No. 09-md-2100, S.D. Ill.), In re: NuvaRing® Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1964, Case No. 08-md-1964, E.D. Mo.), In re: Gadolinium-Based Contrast Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1909, Case No. 08-md-50000, N.D. Ohio), and In re: Ortho Evra® Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1742, Case No. 06-md-40000, N.D. Ohio).
The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Litigation Department at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton aggressively represent clients who allege to have suffered injuries as a result of dangerous pharmaceutical medications and unsafe medical devices. The attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP who represent such victims include Roger Denton, Kristine Kraft, Beth Wilkins Flieger, Ashley Brittain Landers, and Tara Rocque. With hard work, creative thinking, and strong trial skills, we have earned an outstanding nationwide reputation by representing thousands of individuals who have suffered serious and life-threatening injuries, or even death.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries associated with transvaginal mesh products, please contact the attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP toll-free at 1-800-873-5297 for your confidential and free consultation.
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