Bernstein Liebhard LLP Launches Surgical Mesh Recall Website to Provide Information on Vaginal Mesh Complications, Mounting Litigation

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The Firm is actively filing lawsuits on behalf of women who suffered vaginal mesh complications allegedly caused by products marketed by C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon.

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This new website will help provide information about side effects, as well as updates on the mounting number of lawsuits that have already been filed by women around the country.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP has launched a new surgical mesh ( recall website providing information to women seeking to file lawsuits alleging injuries caused by transvaginal mesh.

The Firm’s new website, which was created to provide valuable information to women who may be suffering from pain, infection, mesh erosion and other vaginal mesh complications, includes details on side effects, the oftentimes difficult process of removing transvaginal mesh devices, and updates on the growing nationwide litigation of lawsuits filed in the U.S.

In addition to its online platform, the attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to women who may be experiencing one or more of the following transvaginal mesh side effects:

  • Mesh erosion through the vaginal epithelium
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Overall diminished quality of life

“The Firm continues to hear from women who suffered horribly painful injuries allegedly caused by transvaginal mesh. This new website will help provide information about side effects, as well as updates on the mounting number of lawsuits that have already been filed by women around the country,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices including transvaginal mesh.

Mesh Lawsuit Claims

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first alerted the public in October 2008 that it had received more than 1,000 adverse event reports associated with transvaginal mesh, the controversy surrounding this class of devices has continued to grow.* Concern over surgical mesh, which is used to treat women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP), continued to mount after the agency issued a second alert in July 2011 to warn that the number of reports had increased five-fold over three years.**Court records indicate that thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have now been filed in various federal and state litigations throughout the U.S.

Many of these claims, which involve products marketed by companies including C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, are now pending in federal litigations established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. These litigations include: 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”), In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”), and In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2327”).

The first of the litigations’ bellwether trials, which involves a transvaginal mesh implant manufactured by C.R. Bard, is scheduled to begin on July 8, 2013, according to court documents. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffery S. Grand, is actively serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for all four transvaginal mesh proceedings.

At the state court level, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed in two consolidated proceedings created in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County as well. These litigations involve products manufactured by C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10, and In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10) In addition to Mr. Grand’s role as Co-Liaison counsel in both consolidated litigations, he also served on the plaintiff’s trial team in the first trial for an Ethicon mesh lawsuit involved in the litigation. In March 2013, the plaintiff in this case was awarded $11 million, including $7.76 million in punitive damages after a jury found that the defendant failed to warn about the side effects associated with its products. (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey)

Women alleging injuries caused by transvaginal mesh may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Learn more about the process of filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit with Bernstein Liebhard LLP is available on the Firm’s website. To learn more, please call (888) 995-6544.


About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

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