Bellwether trials can set the trend for how similar future cases will transpire.
(PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Four C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuits were the first cases selected this month for June 2013 bellwether trials in the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation, according to court records. The Rottenstein Law Group, which accepts clients in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, is closely monitoring developments in surgical mesh trials.
“The scheduling of these Bard trials means those who believe they have been injured by their transvaginal mesh implants are that much closer to the possibility of being made whole again,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, which represents transvaginal mesh patients nationally. “Bellwether trials can set the trend for how similar future cases will transpire.”
In addition to the Bard MDL (In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, MDL No. 2187), there are four other MDLs for transvaginal mesh products before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia: American Medical Systems (MDL-2325), Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL-2326), Ethicon (MDL-2327) and Coloplast (MDL-2387). The Bard Avaulta MDL selection was made on March 7, according to court records.
Since 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received reports of problems associated with transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Serious complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh are not rare, according to the FDA.* Some serious side effects include bleeding, urinary problems, pain and infection.
In February 2013 the nation’s first trial involving Ethicon’s transvaginal mesh resulted in a jury award of more than $11 million to plaintiff Linda Gross in compensatory and punitive damages.** There are more than 4,000 trials pending across the country, according to Bloomberg, including more than 2,000 in New Jersey.
The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a comprehensive website with a wealth of information regarding transvaginal mesh lawsuits and side effects. Women who believe they are suffering from serious side effects related to their transvaginal mesh surgery should contact Rottenstein Law Group today for a free consultation.
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