Our Firm is representing numerous women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits against C.R. Bard and other companies.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 01, 2014
Federally-filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/ ) against C.R. Bard Inc. are continuing to move forward in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where a request was recently filed by plaintiffs in the litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.
According to a report on November 25th from MassDevice.com, plaintiffs in 185 cases involving the pelvic mesh manufacturer’s products asked the federal judge overseeing the proceeding to consolidate these cases for trials, citing the similarity of claims included in each lawsuit.* Transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the C.R. Bard litigation allege similarly serious complications caused by the company’s devices, which are used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. (In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187)
“As our Firm is representing numerous women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits against C.R. Bard and other companies, we are actively monitoring updates in the various litigations currently underway in the Southern District of West Virginia,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices including transvaginal mesh. The Firm continues to offer free and confidential case evaluations to women who were allegedly injured by devices manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc., American Medical Systems Inc., Boston Scientific Corp. and Ethicon, Inc.
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents updated in the Southern District of West Virginia, at least 10,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have now been filed in the federal C.R. Bard litigation, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is actively serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. Women whose cases are filed in the proceeding similarly allege mesh erosion, scarring, organ damage and infection caused by implants manufactured by C.R. Bard, who they accuse of failing to warn about the potential for these and other serious vaginal mesh complications to occur.
Court records show more than 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in several litigations now underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Aside from his involvement in the C.R. Bard proceeding, Mr. Grand is also on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the remaining federal vaginal mesh litigations: In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; 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; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
Mr. Grand is also playing an active role in the consolidated C.R. Bard vaginal mesh litigation now pending in New Jersey, where a number of state-filed lawsuits have been centralized. He was appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in this proceeding, as well as another involving implants manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. He served as member of the plaintiff’s trial team for New Jersey’s first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $11 million damage award for a woman whose injuries were found to be a result of the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be eligible to receive compensation for their injury-related damages. Learn more about transvaginal mesh complications at 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.
*massdevice.com/news/plaintiffs-bards-pelvic-mesh-mdl-want-cases-tried-together?page=1, MassDevice.com, November 25, 2014.
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