New York, NY (PRWEB) April 07, 2013
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) involving products manufactured by C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit continue to move forward in consolidated proceedings underway in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a calendar posted on the Court’s website, the next Monthly Management Conference for the New Jersey surgical mesh lawsuits has been scheduled for April 18th, 2013. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in both the C.R. Bard and Ethicon surgical mesh litigations. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10, and In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
“We look forward to additional progress in these litigations, as our firm continues to receive inquiries from women who suffered serious complications, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh devices marketed by both companies,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free, no obligation mesh lawsuit evaluations to victims of alleged transvaginal mesh complications.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In July 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that there had been a five-fold increase in reports of serious complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh. According to the agency, the most frequently-reported vaginal mesh complications include mesh erosion through vaginal tissue, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. The FDA also modified its previous position on the frequency of such complications, stating in the alert that vaginal mesh injuries associated with pelvic organ prolapse repair were not rare.
Since the FDA issued its alert, thousands of women have filed surgical mesh lawsuits against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products. Last month, the jury hearing the first Ethicon mesh lawsuit to go to trial in the New Jersey litigation awarded more than $11 million to the Plaintiff, including $7.76 million in punitive damages. (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey (Atlantic City)). Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, was a member of the trial team.
In addition to the New Jersey proceedings, transvaginal mesh lawsuits are also pending in several federal litigations underway in U.S. District Court, 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); 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”). Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in all of these proceedings.
Victims of complications associated with transvaginal mesh products may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. More Information regarding transvaginal mesh lawsuits can be found at Bernstein Liebhard's website. To learn more, please call 1-877-779-1414.
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