(PRWEB) July 02, 2013
A two-year bar for making claims approaches this month for transvaginal mesh lawsuits in some states, which has led more people recently to file lawsuits with the aid of attorneys such as the Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a vaginal mesh law firm. There are currently about 16,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits in federal courts, according to court records.
On July 13, 2013, it will have been two years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a drug safety communication* indicating that the dangers of transvaginal mesh, used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, are not rare. Though states’ statutes of limitation for claims might differ, several states set the limit to two years following an FDA alert, according to court documents in pelvic repair system liability litigations in the consolidation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (MDLs 2440, 2187, 2325, 2326, 2327 and 2387).
“These limits are very important. Those who believe their mesh implant has harmed them should speak to a lawyer about the applicable statute of limitations for claims,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP. “Carefully considering whether or not to file a lawsuit to recover compensation is a must, but waiting too long could mean losing any chance at that compensation.”
Recently, lawsuits against Cook Medical, Inc., joined those against C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon and Coloplast in a federal consolidation of lawsuits for pretrial efficiency, according to court documents.
On July 1, the federal court chose four separate surgical mesh lawsuits as bellwether trials in the AMS MDL. The first trial is set for Dec. 3. Plaintiffs in the six MDLs allege that their mesh implants have caused them to suffer adverse side effects, including erosion, bleeding, pain and infection, according to the court documents.
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who are interested in more information to visit its transvaginal mesh FAQ page.
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