The scheduling of these additional trials marks an important milestone in the federal litigation.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Trials involving transvaginal mesh lawsuits against three manufacturers currently pending in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, will begin next December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, during a Status Conference held on December 6, 2012, the Court determined that the first trial in In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”) will begin on December 3, 2013. That proceeding will be followed by the first trials in In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2327”) and In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2326), respectively.*
U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is overseeing the federal transvaginal mesh litigation, had previously ordered that the first trial in In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”) would begin in February 2013.
“The scheduling of these additional trials marks an important milestone in the federal litigation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in all four of the federal litigations.
Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
Lawsuits pending in the federal litigation allege pelvic mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Ethicon and Boston Scientific caused women to suffer a number of serious complications, including mesh erosion, pain, scarring, and infection. In July 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that there had been a five-fold increase in reports of serious transvaginal mesh injuries. The FDA also modified its previous position on the frequency of such complications, stating in the alert that injuries associated with the use of pelvic mesh in the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse were not rare.**
Since the FDA advisory, a growing number of women have filed lawsuits in state and federal courts alleging they experienced painful and life-changing injuries following implantation of vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In addition to his work on the federal transvaginal mesh litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner Jeffrey Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings underway in New Jersey Superior Court ( In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10, and In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10).
Women who suffered complications following implantation of transvaginal mesh may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free transvaginal mesh lawsuit evaluations to alleged victims of these devices. A wealth of information regarding the firm's involvement with the ongoing pelvic mesh litigation can be found at Bernstein Liebhard's website, or call 1-877-779-1414 today.
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