Pennsylvania Court Overseeing Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Allows Ethicon, Boston Scientific Claims to Proceed in State Litigation

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing hundreds of women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits against Ethicon, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. in state and federal courts.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing hundreds of clients in similar transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed in state and federal courts, including numerous cases pending against Ethicon and Boston Scientific.

A Pennsylvania court overseeing hundreds of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) has refused to dismiss scores of claims pending against Boston Scientific Corp. and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. unit. According to an Order issued on April 2nd in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, the Court rejected the companies’ contention that Pennsylvania was an inappropriate venue because plaintiffs lacked ties to the state. (In Re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation, Case ID No. 140200829)

“According to their motions for dismissal, Boston Scientific and Ethicon wanted to have these vaginal mesh lawsuits moved to the multidistrict litigations currently underway in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. However, plaintiffs had asserted that Pennsylvania was a proper venue because both companies had voluntarily registered to do business in the state,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal consultations to alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing hundreds of clients in similar transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed in state and federal courts, including numerous cases pending against Ethicon and Boston Scientific in the federal litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with the Firm, is currently serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in both those proceedings.( In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)

According to court documents, the vaginal mesh lawsuits pending against Boston Scientific and Ethicon are among more than 75,000 such claims that have been filed in U.S. courts on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious complications due to devices used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the remaining litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia: In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; 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; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.

Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in a multicounty litigation established for C.R. Bard mesh lawsuits in New Jersey Superior Court. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10) He was also appointed to the same role in a second New Jersey litigation involving Ethicon, and was a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team for that proceeding’s first jury trial. That trial concluded in March 2013 with an $11 million verdict for a woman who was injured by Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)

Women who were allegedly harmed by vaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Find out more about transvaginal mesh complications by visiting 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.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. The National Law Journal has recognized Bernstein Liebhard for twelve consecutive years as one of the top plaintiffs' firms in the country. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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