New York, New York (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
More than 40,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) are now pending in six multidistrict litigations currently underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to pretrial orders issued on December 6th, the mounting number of claims has prompted the Court to appoint additional attorneys to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the proceedings. The orders apply to all of the multidistrict litigations established for vaginal mesh lawsuits in the 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)
“We are representing hundreds of women who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits in these proceedings, and expect that the number of cases will continue to grow,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering 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.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the federal multidistrict litigations involving American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, and Ethicon. All of the claims pending in these proceedings allege that transvaginal mesh manufacturers failed to provide adequate warnings about their serious risks to doctors and patients. According to court documents, the litigations’ first bellwether trial, involving a C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh product, concluded in August with a judgment of $2 million in favor of the plaintiff. (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00195) A second C.R. Bard trial will get underway in the litigation in January.
In addition to his work with the federal litigations, Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two multicounty litigations involving vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard and Ethicon that are currently moving forward in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial in that proceeding, which ended in March with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Women who may have been harmed by transvaginal mesh could be entitled to compensation from the manufacturers of these devices. To learn more about potential vaginal mesh complications, visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal review, please call 800-511-5092.
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Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
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