Our Firm is representing numerous women who allegedly suffered serious injuries stemming from their use of vaginal mesh marketed by Ethicon Inc. and other companies.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2014
A number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.filevaginalmeshlawsuit.com/) against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit were filed recently in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where a consolidated litigation is underway, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.
A Case List updated on November 29th shows a total of 7,321 claims now filed in the state proceeding by women who allege similar injuries caused by the company’s line of Gynecare mesh products, which are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Among the injuries alleged in these cases are mesh erosion, chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, organ damage, and infection, which plaintiffs claim to have been inadequately warned about by Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
“Our Firm is representing numerous women who allegedly suffered serious injuries stemming from their use of vaginal mesh marketed by Ethicon Inc. and other companies,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to women who claim to have sustained infection, organ damage, chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse and other injuries allegedly caused by implants from not only Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, but also Boston Scientific Corp., American Medical Systems Inc. and C.R. Bard Inc.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
All the transvaginal mesh lawsuits now pending in New Jersey’s Ethicon mesh litigation follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning in 2008 that categorized the potential for women to suffer vaginal mesh complications as “rare.” Three years later, the agency issued a Safety Communication in July 2011 that mentioned 3,000 adverse event reports filed by women implanted with vaginal mesh over the three-year period. In April 2014, the FDA again voiced its concern about the devices with a proposal to institute new regulations that would classify transvaginal mesh as “high risk,” making them subject to greater regulatory oversight.
Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is currently serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in New Jersey’s Ethicon mesh litigation, for which he also served on the plaintiffs’ trial team in a case that concluded in March 2013. The plaintiff in this vaginal mesh lawsuit won $11 million in an award that included both compensatory and punitive damages resulting from injuries caused by the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift implant.
Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in a separate pelvic mesh litigation in Bergen County, which includes cases involving C.R. Bard mesh products. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
At least 60,000 additional transvaginal mesh lawsuits have also been filed in several federal multidistrict litigations underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Mr. Grand is an active member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the following proceedings: In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187; 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; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
Women who allegedly suffered vaginal mesh complications after receiving implants to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other injury-related damages. Learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website or the Firm’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. Free legal reviews can also be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.
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