If you have suffered serious side-effect due to vaginal mesh implants contact Wright & Schuulte for a free legal evaluation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 05, 2015
Wright & Schulte LLC notes that case management conferences have been scheduled on February 5 at New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court for two transvaginal mesh lawsuit litigations pending in the court’s multicounty litigation program. According to the court’s calendar, a 10:30 a.m. conference has been scheduled for the C.R. Bard bladder mesh litigation and a 1:30 p.m. conference has been scheduled for Ethicon Inc’s Gynecare pelvic mesh litigation. The bladder mesh lawsuits filed against Bard and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have common allegations from women who had transvaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse or to treat stress urinary incontinence and experienced such serious side-effects as mesh erosion, bleeding, chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, as a result of the medical devices. According to Superior Court’s master case list, 7,487 lawsuits have been filed in the Ethicon Gynecare litigation while 1,648 cases are pending against Bard, as of January 17. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
Wright & Schulte LLC is currently representing numerous women from across the country in vaginal mesh lawsuits and continues to speak with women who have purportedly experienced side-effects from bladder mesh and pelvic mesh implants. For a free legal consultation contact one of the product liability attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC by calling 1-800-99-0795 or visit http://www.yourlegalhelp.com for more information and updated news on bladder mesh implants.
In addition to Bergen County Superior Court, C.R. Bard has bladder mesh lawsuits pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Bloomberg News reported that U. S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is presiding over the coordinated proceedings for the mesh lawsuits, made an unusual move by telling Bard’s attorneys that Bard could possibly lose billions of dollars in jury verdicts if the company chooses not to settle the mesh complaints for a lesser amount. Judge Goodwin reminded the company of the large verdicts that juries have recently awarded women who claim they were injured after using the company’s mesh products.
[bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-12/bard-judge-says-implant-maker-facing-billions-in-verdicts.html, December 12, 2014]
In October, Bloomberg reported that Bard agreed to pay $21 million to settle more than 500 bladder mesh lawsuits. The settlement agreement calls for the company to pay an average of $43,000 per claim. Court records indicate that there are 10,080 pelvic mesh lawsuits pending against Bard in the West Virginia federal court litigation as of January 15. (In re: C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187)
[bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-07/bard-said-to-pay-21-million-in-first-big-vaginal-mesh-accord, October 8, 2014]
Juries have also awarded large verdicts against Ethicon over its bladder mesh medical devices, according to court records. For instance, a jury in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court rendered an $11 million verdict ($3.35 million in compensation and $7.76 million in punitive damages) against Ethicon in February 2013. (Atl-L-6966-10) In April 2014, a jury in the District Court for the 95th Judicial District, Dallas County, Texas awarded a woman $1.2 million in compensatory damages and a federal jury in West Virginia awarded a woman $3.27 million in September 2014. (Case No. 12-14350; Case No. 12-5201)
Bladder Mesh Lawsuits
Court records indicate that Ethicon Inc. and C.R. Bard are among seven bladder mesh manufacturers facing more than 68,600 lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court, District of Southern West Virginia. The other pelvic mesh manufacturers include:
In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2325)
In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326)
In Re: Coloplast Corp., Pelvic Support System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2387)
In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2440)
In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MLD No. 2511)
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