New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014
The New Jersey Superior Court judge overseeing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) filed against Ethicon Inc. has upheld the $11.1 million verdict awarded last year to the Plaintiff in the proceeding’s first bellwether trial. According to court documents, Judge Carol Higbee of Atlantic County Superior Court denied Ethicon’s motions for a new trial and judgment notwithstanding the verdict on July 15th, noting that “there was strong evidence presented and multiple sources of evidence that in fact there were many problems with this product.” (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who were allegedly harmed by pelvic mesh products manufactured by Ethicon and others. We are pleased to see this litigation moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to evaluate vaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh implants.
Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 5,950 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against Ethicon, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, in the multicounty litigation underway in Atlantic County Superior Court. The proceeding’s first bellwether trial concluded in March 2013, when the jury hearing the case awarded $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million in punitive damages to a woman who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift device. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in the Ethicon litigation, and was a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team. (In re Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in a second proceeding involving C.R. Bard devices that is moving forward in Atlantic County Superior Court. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Court records also indicate that more than 19,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal proceeding. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)
In addition, Mr. Grand is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in a number of other transvaginal mesh litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, including those involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325); Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187).
Women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh may be entitled to file their own claim against the manufacturer of their device. To learn more, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the Firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, 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 Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. 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.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
10 East 40th Street
New York, New York 10016
ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2014 Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, 800-511-5092. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.
Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP