Our Firm is representing numerous women who were allegedly harmed due to pelvic mesh products marketed by Ethicon and other companies. As such, we are monitoring litigations involving these products very closely.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 11, 2014
Johnson & Johnson, whose Ethicon, Inc. unit is named in thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) currently pending in U.S. courts, is seeking the dismissal of more than 100 such claims that have been filed in a mass tort proceeding underway in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. According to a Motion filed on September 29th, Johnson & Johnson pointed out that the plaintiffs in those claims were residents of 31 different states, and asserted that none had shown any link to Pennsylvania that would justify the Court’s jurisdiction. However, in a Brief filed on October 8th, the plaintiffs asserted that the company was subject to general jurisdiction in the state due to the fact that both Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon conduct business through numerous Pennsylvania subsidiaries and employ thousands of Pennsylvania citizens. (In Re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation, case number 140200829)
“Our Firm is representing numerous women who were allegedly harmed due to pelvic mesh products marketed by Ethicon and other companies. As such, we are monitoring litigations involving these products very closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious vaginal mesh complications following the implantation of pelvic mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
Court documents indicate that Ethicon, Inc. is facing tens of thousand of lawsuits filed on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by the company’s surgical mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. More than 20,000 of these cases have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation currently underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. The litigation concluded its first trial in September, when the jury hearing the case awarded $3.27 million to a woman who suffered complications related to Ethicon’s Gynecare TVT O-Mesh device. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)
In addition to his work on the federal Ethicon litigations, Mr. Grand is serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in a Multicounty Litigation underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court involving Ethicon mesh products. He was also a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team for its first bellwether trial, which ended in March 2013 with the jury awarding more than $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman injured by the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
Mr. Grand is also a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in several other vaginal mesh proceedings underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, including those involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL No. 2187) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327). He was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in a second proceeding underway in Atlantic County Superior Court for lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to file their own transvaginal mesh lawsuits. To learn more about the available legal options, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLPs 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.
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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.
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