Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) September 14, 2012
Kansas City defective medical device attorney Derek H. Potts said today that he and his fellow counsel will move forward with vigor in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to prosecute lawsuits involving certain Coloplast Corporation pelvic mesh products.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ruled last month in Cleveland that the In re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2387) would be centralized in the Southern District of West Virginia.
At a hearing in late July, Potts had argued for centralization of the Coloplast cases in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Potts serves as the plaintiffs’ liaison counsel and co-lead counsel in the In Re Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobturator Sling Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2004), which is being litigated in the Middle District of Georgia.
“Although we sought centralization in a different federal court, the panel’s decision to instead transfer and consolidate the cases in the Southern District of West Virginia will not deter us in our pursuit of justice and compensation for the many women whom we believe have been harmed by defective vaginal and pelvic mesh devices,” Potts said.
Potts is the founder and managing partner of Potts Law Firm, LLP, a Kansas City-headquartered national law firm that represents plaintiffs in complex civil litigation and MDLs that involve defective medical devices and dangerous pharmaceuticals.
According to the JPML’s consolidation order, the consolidated lawsuits allege that defects in Coloplast’s pelvic surgical mesh products have caused various serious injuries to women who have been treated with the products to address pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
In July, The Potts Law Firm, LLP, announced a partnership with the Burnett Law Firm and the opening of the Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Support and Document Review Center (LSDRC) in Houston, Texas.
According to Potts, the LSDRC will serve as a “nerve center for a variety of activities related to litigation on behalf of plaintiffs pursuing legal action against transvaginal mesh manufacturers and the harm their faulty products have caused.”
About Potts Law Firm, LLP
Founded in 2002 by Derek H. Potts, Potts Law Firm, LLP, is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and committed to aggressively representing those who have been wronged by the negligence, misconduct, or fraud of others from coast to coast. The firm's practice areas include: aviation, birth injuries, car accidents, class action, consumer protection, dangerous drugs and devices, environmental and toxic exposure, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, securities litigation, unfair business practices and truck accidents.
In August, Potts was selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America, 19th edition. Potts was named to the Class of 2013 Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of mass tort litigation / class actions - defendants, mass tort litigation / class actions - plaintiffs, medical malpractice law - plaintiffs and personal injury litigation - plaintiffs.
Selection for Best Lawyers is based on peer-review survey made up of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by attorneys from around the country. The American Lawyer has called the annual Best Lawyers publication “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Potts was also named to Best Lawyers in America in 2012.
The firm’s Kansas City office is located at 908 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105 (local phone (816) 931-2230. For more information, call the firm toll-free at (866) 311-2230 or use its online form.