We are not at all surprised that the number of Ethicon mesh lawsuits filed in New Jersey is nearing 2,700.
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 11, 2013
Vaginal mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon Inc.’s Gynecare pelvic mesh products continue to mount in a consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an updated Case List posted on the Court’s website on May 4th, 2,682 Ethicon mesh lawsuits have now been filed in the proceeding. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing numerous women in the New Jersey Ethicon litigation, where Firm partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving as Co-Liaison Counsel. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10).
“We continue to hear from women on a regular basis who have suffered horribly painful complications, allegedly due to pelvic mesh products marketed by Ethicon and other companies. We are not at all surprised that the number of Ethicon mesh lawsuits filed in New Jersey is nearing 2,700,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to alleged victims of Ethicon mesh injuries.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
The litigation surrounding vaginal mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence has been growing since July 2011, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health alert stating there had been a five-fold increase in transvaginal mesh problems reported to the agency. In the warning, the FDA also re-classified the frequency of transvaginal mesh complications stemming from pelvic organ prolapse repair as “not rare,” which was a change from the position it had taken previously. According to the agency, the most common complaints associated with transvaginal mesh include mesh erosion through vaginal tissue, infection, pain, and urinary problems.*
In March, the nation’s first trial involving an Ethicon mesh lawsuit concluded in the New Jersey litigation, with the jury awarding more than $11 million to the Plaintiff, including $7.76 million in punitive damages. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, served on the trial team for the case. (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in a second litigation underway in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County, for vaginal mesh lawsuits involving products marketed by C.R. Bard, Inc. According to an Order issued on April 25th, the first of the litigation’s bellwether trials will begin on September 23, 2013, and will involve a vaginal mesh device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
In addition, Mr. Grand has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in four vaginal mesh litigation’s now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia: 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”).
Victims of alleged transvaginal injuries may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. A wealth of information regarding vaginal mesh lawsuits can be found at Bernstein Liebhard's website. To learn more, please call 1-877-779-1414.
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Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
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