New York, New York (PRWEB) June 15, 2013
Vaginal mesh lawsuit claims filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. unit continue to move forward in the multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Pretrial Order dated June 12th, the parties have agreed to a stipulation regarding subpoenas issued to third parties for the production of documents that may contain confidential and/or proprietary information. (In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)
“This Order will help ensure that plaintiffs in vaginal mesh lawsuits have access to documents that are pertinent to their claims,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. Firm partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal Ethicon mesh litigation.The Firm’s transvaginal mesh lawyers continue to offer free legal consultations to women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following implantation of products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc., C.R. Bard, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Lawsuits involving Ethicon and other transvaginal mesh manufacturers have been mounting in courts around the country since October 2008, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that it had received more than 1,000 reports of serious vaginal mesh complications over a three year period. Less than three years later, in June 2011, the FDA reported that it had received over 2,800 additional reports of injuries associated with these devices, and declared that the frequency of the complications in women who had undergone pelvic organ prolapse repair with transvaginal mesh could no longer be considered rare.*
In addition to the Ethicon litigation, several other manufacturers are named in vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in the 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; and In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffery S. Grand, is also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in all of these proceedings.
Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison counsel in two consolidated litigations established in New Jersey Superior Court for vaginal mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon and C.R. Bard. In addition, he was also among the vaginal mesh lawyers who served on the plaintiff’s trial team in the New Jersey litigation’s first Ethicon trial, which ended in March with an $11 million judgment for the plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10, and In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
Victims of alleged vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. A wealth of information regarding transvaginal mesh lawsuits can be found at Bernstein Liebhard's website. To learn more, please contact a mesh lawyer with the Firm by calling 800-511-5092.
*http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm262435.htm; FDA, July 13, 2011
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