Federal Court Overseeing C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Issues Pretrial Order Pertaining to Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing hundreds of vaginal mesh lawsuit plaintiffs in the federal proceedings underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia.

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We are pleased that preparation for additional trials is progressing, as our Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh claims that are pending in this proceeding.

The federal court overseeing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. has issued an Amended Docket Control Order pertaining to selection and discovery in 200 cases for upcoming bellwether trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. Firm partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal C.R. Bard Litigation, which is currently underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. (In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187)

“The February 19th Order notes the confidential settlement reached in the C.R. Bard case that was scheduled to go to trial in the Southern District of West Virginia earlier this month. It also extends the deadlines for the filing of certain motions, as well as opposition and reply briefs, in these cases,” 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.

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Court documents indicate that more than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to products marketed by C.R. Bard for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that three bellwether cases have already been resolved in the litigation, the first in 2013 with the jury ordering C.R. Bard to pay $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman injured by its Avaulta mesh device. (Case No. 11-cv-00195) A week later, an undisclosed settlement was reached in what would have been the proceeding’s second bellwether trial. (Case No. 11-cv-00012). Then just last week, a confidential settlement was reached in the third bellwether case, which was scheduled to go to trial on February 18th. (Case No. No. 2:12-1378)

“Bellwether trials are intended to provide insight into how juries might rule in lawsuits that put forth similar questions of fact. While plaintiffs prevailed in the first trial convened in the C.R. Bard litigation and settlements were reached in two others, the Court’s February 19th Order indicates that this litigation is far from over, as many cases remain to be tried. We are pleased that preparation for additional trials is progressing, as our Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh claims that are pending in this proceeding.”

Court documents indicate that nearly 70,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in the various vaginal mesh litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his work on the C.R. Bard proceeding, Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the remaining litigations: 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.

Women who have experienced mesh erosion, pain during sexual intercourse, organ damage and other serious complications allegedly due to transvaginal mesh may be eligible to join this litigation. To find out more about filing a 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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