Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in the federal transvaginal mesh litigations. We are looking forward to the commencement of these trials.
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
The first federal trials of Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) are set to begin on November 3, 2014, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, one of those trials is to get underway Monday in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and will involve four cases filed on behalf of women who were allegedly injured by Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit. (Enhnayem, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:13-7965) The second trial, which will involve a group of cases that allege the company’s Obtryx sling caused recipients to suffer mesh erosion and other serious vaginal mesh complications, will begin the same day in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. (Tyree, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:12-8633)
Court records indicate that all of these transvaginal mesh lawsuits are among more than 14,000 similar cases pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, where federal claims filed against Boston Scientific have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings. The trials may provide valuable insight into how juries could rule in similar cases involving Boston Scientific’s pelvic mesh products. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in the federal transvaginal mesh litigations. We are looking forward to the commencement of these trials,” says 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
Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal Boston Scientific litigation. All of the claims pending in this proceeding 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 products. Plaintiffs further allege that the devices were defectively designed and manufactured, and were not subjected to adequate testing to ensure their safety. They further claim that Boston Scientific concealed these risks, and failed to provide doctors and patients with adequate warnings about these dangers.
While trials in the federal litigation are just preparing to get underway, court records show that several Boston Scientific lawsuits have been heard by juries in state courts. In September, for example, a jury in Texas ordered the company to pay $73 million in punitive and compensatory damages to a woman who was injured by its Obtryx sling. However, punitive damages were later reduced in the case to comply with Texas law, reducing the total judgment to $34 million. (Salazar v. Lopez, No. DC-1214349, District Court for Dallas County, 95th Judicial District of Texas (Dallas)).
According to court documents, more than 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in several litigations underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Mr. Grand is a also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for other federal proceedings, including those involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL 2326) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).
Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey's Atlantic Superior Court. He was also 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)
Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about this ongoing litigation, 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.
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