New York, New York (PRWEB) April 20, 2013
ransvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuitclaims.com/) involving products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc., C.R. Bard, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. continue to move forward in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, a Joint Case Management Conference was held on April 18th in all of the litigations, including 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”). Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in all four of these proceedings.
“We continue to hear from women who allegedly suffered serious transvaginal mesh problems following surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. We look forward to more progress in this litigation, including the first bellwether trial this summer,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm’s transvaginal mesh lawyers are currently representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious injuries, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh.
Transvaginal Mesh Problems
Court documents indicate that thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been file in courts throughout the country since 2011, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health alert stating there had been a five-fold increase in transvaginal mesh problems reported to the agency. According to the alert, the most common transvaginal mesh complications include mesh erosion through the vagina, pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse , organ perforation, and urinary problems. In the warning, the FDA also re-classified the frequency of vaginal mesh complications stemming from pelvic organ prolapse repair as “not rare,” which was a change from the position it had taken in October 2008.*
In addition to the transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending in the federal multidistrict litigations, thousands of additional claims involving Ethicon and C.R. Bard products are also pending in two consolidated proceedings underway in Atlantic County Superior Court, New Jersey. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10, and In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10). Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in both of these litigations. In March, the nation’s first trial involving an Ethicon mesh product concluded in New Jersey state court, with the jury awarding more than $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the Plaintiff. Mr. Grand also served on the Plaintiff’s trial team. (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey (Atlantic City))
Victims of alleged transvaginal mesh problems 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 contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer today by calling 1-877-779-1414.
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