“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in this and other pelvic mesh litigations. We are pleased to see that additional cases are moving towards trial.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2015
The federal multidistrict litigation established for transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. continues to move forward in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated January 22nd, the Court has issued directives regarding the filing of responses and replies to certain motions that pertain to those cases selected for Wave I and Wave 2 trials. A previous Order issued by the Court on January 9th indicated that the Wave 1 and 2 case scheduled for trial in the Southern District of West Virginia could be deemed trial ready as early as February 2, 2015. (In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in this and other pelvic mesh litigations. We are pleased to see that additional cases are moving towards trial,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free case reviews to women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to surgical mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
According to court documents, more than 10,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending against C.R. Bard in the Southern District of West Virginia. All of the lawsuits were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, pain during sexual intercourse, organ damage and other serious vaginal mesh complications following implantation of the company’s pelvic mesh products. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal C.R. Bard litigation.
Court records indicate that one federal trial of a C.R. Bard lawsuit involving the Avaulta Plus device concluded in August 2013, with a judgment for the Plaintiff in the amount of $2 million. (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00195, U.S. District Court) The Court has scheduled the proceeding’s next bellwether trial for February 18, 2015.
Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the remaining vaginal mesh litigations underway in West Virginia: In Re: 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: 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: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
In addition to his work on the federal proceeding, Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated litigations established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Women who were allegedly harmed by vaginal mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be eligible to join this growing litigation. To find out more about a filing transvaginal 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.
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