New York, New York (PRWEB) December 10, 2012
Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits currently pending In re Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10 continue to move forward in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County Division. According to court records, the Honorable Carol E. Higbee has scheduled the litigation’s next management conference for December 11, 2012.*
“We are pleased to see these cases moving forward, and look forward to the start of the first trial in the New Jersey Ethicon pelvic mesh litigation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. The firm continues to evaluate potential Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious injuries, allegedly due to the company’s Gynecare mesh products.
Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
All of the lawsuits pending in the New Jersey litigation allege various pelvic mesh products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. unit caused plaintiffs to suffer serious injuries, including erosion of the mesh into the vagina, contraction or shrinkage of the mesh, infection, pelvic pain, urinary problems, vaginal scarring and other complications. Bernstein Liebhard partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, serves as Co-Liaison Counsel in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh litigation, and will attend tomorrow’s conference.
In addition to his work on the New Jersey Ethicon litigation, Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10, which was established in New Jersey Superior Court for lawsuits involving transvaginal mesh products manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc.
Consolidated litigations involving a number of manufacturers have also been established in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, including 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); In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”); and In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“ MDL No. 2327”). Mr. Grand is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in all of these litigations.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has been reviewing the safety of transvaginal mesh devices since 2008. In July 2011, the FDA warned that there had been a five-fold increase in reports of serious complications associated with the use of pelvic mesh. The FDA also modified its previous position on the frequency of such complications, stating in the alert that vaginal mesh injuries associated with pelvic organ prolapse repair were not rare.
Women who suffered complications following implantation of Ethicon transvaginal mesh may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free lawsuit evaluations to any woman injured by pelvic mesh devices. A wealth of information regarding the firm's involvement with the ongoing transvaginal mesh litigation can be found at Bernstein Liebhard's website, or call 1-877-779-1414 today.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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