New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2011
On September 15, 2011, Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner and Co-Liaison Counsel in In re Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation (No. 006339-10 (NJ. Super. Ct.)), Jeffrey S. Grand, represented plaintiffs at the case management conference in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County.* The consolidated transvaginal mesh lawsuits are pending before the Honorable Carol E. Higbee. The conference primarily focused on discovery issues, such as the scheduling of depositions and the production of documents. Judge Higbee ordered that depositions will begin in October and continue until year end. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, who is one of the leading transvaginal mesh lawyers handling the litigation, commented, “We are pleased that the Court has ordered discovery to move forward expeditiously and look forward to the upcoming depositions next month.”
Additional Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Progressing Nationwide
In addition to the consolidated transvaginal mesh lawsuits underway in New Jersey state court, the federal multidistrict litigation, In Re Avaulta Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187), in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is also moving forward. Recently, a motion was filed on behalf of 30 people who previously filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against defendant and medical device manufacturer, C.R. Bard. The motion requested that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation include these transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the MDL because these plaintiffs also used Bard pelvic repair devices. If the motion is granted, all federal transvaginal mesh lawsuits, in which C.R. Bard is a defendant, will be included in the MDL.
FDA Recommends Patients Should Consider Alternatives To Transvaginal Mesh
On July 13, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a transvaginal mesh warning** advising patients and doctors to consider alternative treatments to transvaginal mesh. In 2008, the FDA issued its first communication regarding the dangers associated with transvaginal mesh, and has since continued to review the safety of the devices. Since that time, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has provided a wealth of consumer information concerning transvaginal mesh on its website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com. If you or a loved one underwent a surgical procedure and have been implanted with transvaginal mesh, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries.
For more information about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, contact an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414 or at info(at)consumerinjurylawyers(dot)com.
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