New Jersey Litigations Schedule Status Conferences in March to Discuss C.R. Bard and Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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The Firm is representing numerous women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits that involve mesh implants manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. and the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon.

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Our Firm is representing numerous women whose transvaginal mesh lawsuits are now pending in Bergen County.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits ( against C.R. Bard Inc. and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit will be up for discussion next month in New Jersey Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

A Calendar posted on the Court’s website indicates that Case Management Conferences will take place on March 18, 2015 in two separate proceedings created in Bergen County. Parties involved in the C.R. Bard litigation will convene at 10:30 a.m., while the one involving Ethicon’s line of Gynecare mesh implants has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Mesh lawsuits filed against both these manufacturers allege mesh erosion, chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, infection and other vaginal mesh complications that occurred after use of their products. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)

“Our Firm is representing numerous women whose transvaginal mesh lawsuits are now pending in Bergen County after they sustained injuries allegedly associated with products manufactured by C.R. Bard and Ethicon. We are pleased to see these cases moving forward in New Jersey,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices including transvaginal mesh. The Firm is offering free and confidential case evaluations to individuals who were allegedly injured by products designed to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
According to court documents, transvaginal mesh lawsuits in New Jersey have been moving forward steadily as the nationwide litigation involving these products continues to progress. As of February 7th, 2015, nearly 1,670 claims C.R. Bard mesh lawsuits had been filed in Bergen County, at which time 7,620 were centralized in the Ethicon docket. Although cases in these litigations involve separate products, their claims are similar: women allege pain, organ damage and other vaginal mesh complications they were inadequately warned about by the manufacturers.

In addition to lawsuits filed in New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit and C.R. Bard Inc. are also preparing to defend mesh-related claims consolidated in federal court. These companies are involved in cases now centralized in multidistrict litigations underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, which also includes claims against American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corp, and other manufacturers. These litigations include: In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; 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; 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; In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.

The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively involved in transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in West Virginia, with Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner at the Firm, serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in all of the above litigations.

Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in the C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh litigations underway in New Jersey, the second of which he served on the Plaintiff’s trial team for a case that concluded in March 2013. The plaintiff in this case was a woman who was awarded $11 million by jurors who found the Ethicon Prolift implant she received to be the cause of her vaginal mesh complications.

Women who were implanted with transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence may be eligible to receive compensation for complications they allegedly sustained because of the devices. These injuries may include mesh erosion, chronic pain, organ damage or another serious complication that may relate to the implant they received. Learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the Firm’s Facebook page: 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 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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