New York, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2013
A mesh lawsuit (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) trial in the federal litigation established for claims involving transvaginal mesh products manufactured by C.R. Bard got underway this week in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, jury selection for the trial has been completed, and opening arguments will commence soon. The Plaintiff, who received an Avaulta Plus device in 2009, claims in her vaginal mesh lawsuit that the defective nature of the product caused her to suffer serious complications that resulted in multiple corrective surgeries. (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., 2:11-cv-00195)
“We are pleased to see that a jury has been seated, and look forward to the start of testimony in this case. We hope the outcome will provide insights that will help in evaluating similar vaginal mesh lawsuits,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. Firm partner, Jeffery S. Grand, serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal C.R. Bard litigation. Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to offer free mesh lawsuit consultations to women who allegedly suffered serious injuries following implantation of devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc., as well as American Medical Systems, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Vaginal mesh lawsuits have been mounting against C.R. Bard and other manufacturers since 2008, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administrations (FDA) issued the first of two Public Health Alerts that warned of a high rate of serious complications among women who received transvaginal mesh implants in surgeries to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In a second alert released in July 2011, the agency declared that injuries associated with their use in prolapse repair could no longer be considered rare.
According to court documents, C.R. Bard is facing nearly 4, 550 mesh lawsuits in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in West Virginia. (In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187) That proceeding is just one of several pending in the Southern District of West Virginia for vaginal mesh claims. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for the following federal litigations: 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; and In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327.
Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated litigations established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial, which ended in March with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10).
Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Read More about the ongoing litigation involving vaginal mesh lawsuits at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free mesh lawsuit consultation with one of the Firm’s attorneys, please call 800-511-5092.
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