Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Mount, as Claim Against American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Allowed to Proceed in Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing hundreds of women who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to pelvic mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., and other companies.

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This case is of great interest to our Firm, as the allegations put forth in this transvaginal mesh lawsuit echo those being made by our own clients.

As transvaginal mesh lawsuits ( continue to mount in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a woman who filed a vaginal mesh lawsuit against American Medical Systems, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. can move forward with her claims. The October 9th Order overturns an earlier ruling in Suffolk County Superior Court that dismissed the complaint on the grounds that it did not meet pleading standards. According to the lawsuit, the Plaintiff suffered serious vaginal mesh complications, including mesh erosion, pain and vaginal scarring, allegedly due to devices manufactured by the two companies. (Allen v. Boston Scientific Corp., et al.; 12-P-1578, Massachusetts Appeals Court).

“This case is of great interest to our Firm, as the allegations put forth in this transvaginal mesh lawsuit echo those being made by our own clients,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently representing hundreds of women who were allegedly harmed by pelvic mesh devices used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to offer free legal evaluations to alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that American Medical Systems and Boston Scientific have been named in thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits that are pending in courts throughout the U.S. The majority of these complaints have been filed in multidistrict litigations underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where several companies are facing similar lawsuits. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for the federal proceedings involving American Medical Systems (MDL No. 2325),Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187), and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).

Mr. Grand has also been named Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated litigations established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits that are currently underway 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)

Since 2008, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two public health alerts regarding the risk of serious vaginal mesh complications associated with devices used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinences. According to the agency, the most common injuries associated with transvaginal mesh include chronic infections, organ damage, and mesh erosion and shrinkage.

Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Learn More about the injuries potentially associated with transvaginal mesh at Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website. To arrange for a free transvaginal mesh lawsuit consultation, please contact the Firm today by calling 800-511-5092.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

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