New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
Federal bellwether trials involving transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) filed against American Medical Systems, Inc., are scheduled to begin next April in the multidistrict litigation underway in the in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on October 10th, the Court has directed the parties to submit a list that ranks the vaginal mesh lawsuits designated as potential bellwether cases in preferred order for trial no later than December 6, 2013. The Court will then select cases for the first two rounds of bellwether trials as soon as is practical. (In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325)
“We are representing numerous women in this litigation who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to products manufactured by American Medical Systems. We are pleased to see the proceeding is nearing its first trials,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. Firm partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the American Medical Systems litigation. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to women who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications, including mesh erosion, pain, scarring and infection, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh devices marketed by American Medical Systems and other manufacturers.
Vaginal Mesh Litigations
According to court filings, more than 10,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against American Medical Systems in the Southern District of West Virginia. More than 30,000 such claims are currently pending in six separate multidistrict litigations now underway in the same jurisdiction. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for federal proceedings involving Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187), and In re: Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).
Mr. Grand has also been appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two multicounty litigations underway in
New Jersey Superior Court for transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving products marketed by C.R. Bard and Ethicon. He was also a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team on the first Ethicon trial in that proceeding, which ended in March with a jury awarding $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman who was harmed by the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
American Medical Systems and other pelvic mesh manufacturers have been facing a mounting number of vaginal mesh lawsuits since October 2008, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first of two alerts to warn the public of the serious risks associated with the use of transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The FDA’s second alert, which was issued in July 2011, revealed that the agency no longer considered vaginal mesh complications associated with prolapse repair to be a rare occurrence.
Alleged victims of vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. Learn More about the ongoing vaginal mesh litigation at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
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Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
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