Our Firm is representing hundreds of individuals in the federal mesh litigations involving Boston Scientific and other companies, and we are pleased that these cases are progressing.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 11, 2015
The federal multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia for transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. continues to progress. According to a Pretrial Order issued on March 6th, the Court convened a hearing on March 4th to, among other things, consider a Motion filed by plaintiffs which sought to compel Boston Scientific to go forward with the deposition of certain witnesses. Following the hearing, the Court granted the plaintiffs’ Motion and ordered that the depositions go forward as scheduled. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of individuals in the federal mesh litigations involving Boston Scientific and other companies, and we are pleased that these cases are progressing. Witness depositions are an important facet of discovery, as they allow for the preservation of testimony that may be relevant to plaintiffs’ claims,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal reviews to women who were allegedly harmed by pelvic mesh products used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
Boston Scientific is named a defendant in more than 14,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits now pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein Liebhard partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. All of the claims were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, organ damage and other serious vaginal mesh complications as a result of the company’s devices. Among other things, the complaints accuse Boston Scientific of failing to subject its pelvic mesh products to adequate testing in order to assure their safety and efficacy, and of failing to warn doctors and patients about their serious risks.
Court records indicate that more than 70,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in seven multidistrict litigations now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his work on the Boston Scientific proceeding, Mr. Grand is also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for the remaining litigations, including: In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327; Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2387; In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2440; In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey Superior Court. In addition, he served as a member of the plaintiff’s trial team for the state’s first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $11 million verdict for a woman who experienced vaginal mesh complications related to the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to compensation if they suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, organ damage or any other complication allegedly caused by their implant. To learn more about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
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. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. 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 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.
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Sandy A. Liebhard, Esq.
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