New York, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
A bellwether trial in the federal Ethicon mesh litigation is scheduled to begin at the end of August in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/transvaginal-mesh/) are continuing to move forward, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.
According to court documents, the hearing will begin on August 25th, 2014, and will involve a woman who was allegedly injured by an implant marketed by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc.
The outcome of this case will hopefully serve as an indicator of how future juries will rule in similar actions against the company. Court records indicate that over 21,000 lawsuits have now been filed over Ethicon mesh products in the Southern District of West Virginia. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)
“We are looking forward to the federal Ethicon litigation’s upcoming trial, as our Firm continues to hear from numerous women who were allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to women who allegedly suffered serious injuries caused by products manufactured by Ethicon and other manufacturers.
Ethicon Mesh Litigation
Ethicon mesh lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia allege chronic pain, mesh erosion, organ damage and other complications stemming from use of the implants. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is serving as on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the proceeding, which involves claims that Ethicon failed to adequately warn women about these risks in their marketing of the devices. The implants were defectively designed and inadequately tested prior to entering the U.S. market, plaintiffs similarly allege.
In addition to his work in the federal Ethicon mesh litigation, Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in several other proceedings in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. These litigations include: American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325); Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187).
Mr. Grand has also been appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two vaginal mesh proceedings involving Ethicon and C.R. Bard in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. Last year, he served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ trial team for the first trial in the Ethicon proceeding, which ended in March 2013 with an $11 million damage award to the plaintiff. This case involved a woman who suffered transvaginal mesh complications that occurred after receiving an Ethicon Gynecare Prolift implant. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Women who were allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh marketed by Ethicon or another company may be eligible to file a lawsuit that seeks compensation for lost wages, out-of-pocket medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages. Visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website to learn more about the ongoing transvaginal mesh litigations, or visit the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.
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