New York, New York (PRWEB) February 08, 2014
The federal court overseeing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/ )
filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. subsidiary is preparing for the litigation’s first bellwether trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, that trial is scheduled to begin on February 10th, and will involve a woman who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to Ethicon’s TVT Retropubic sling. Among other things the Plaintiff in the case claims that the device eroded and contracted over time. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh devices marketed by Ethicon and other companies. We will be monitoring this trial closely for clues as to how juries might rule in similar cases,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to evaluate legal claims on behalf of women who suffered serious transvaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to products marketed by Ethicon and other manufacturers.
Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
The case scheduled for the first federal trial is one of more than 15,000 Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits now pending in the Southern District of West Virginia. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal Ethicon litigation.
While the case scheduled for trial on February 10th will be the first to go before a jury in the federal proceeding, the jury hearing the nation’s first Ethicon lawsuit awarded more than $11 million to a plaintiff whose case went to trial in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court last March. Mr. Grand was a member of the plaintiff’s trial team, and is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in the New Jersey Ethicon litigation. Court documents indicate that more than 4,700 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against the company in that proceeding. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for three other federal vaginal mesh proceedings currently underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, including: American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325); Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187). He was also named Co-Liaison Counsel in a second litigation underway in Atlantic County Superior Court for lawsuits involving C.R. Bard products. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Women allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products marketed by Ethicon or another company may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, please ease 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.
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