New York, New York (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
Tens of thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuitclaims.com/) continue to move forward in multidistrict litigations now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents dated December 20th, the judge presiding over the litigations has granted the parties’ Joint Motion seeking an Order to Show Cause as to why the Court should not dismiss without prejudice certain defendants from all cases. The Court has further stipulated that any plaintiff opposed to entry of the Order must file their objections by January 6, 2014. A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for January 9th. The directive applies to all transvaginal mesh lawsuits currently pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, including those filed against American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL No. 2187) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the federal litigations involving American Medical Systems., Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard and Ethicon. We also continue to be contacted by patients who have suffered serious transvaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to products marketed by these companies. We will continue to monitor these proceedings closely in the coming year,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious vaginal mesh complications following the implantation of pelvic mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Court documents indicate that more than 40,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the federal proceedings underway in West Virginia. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the federal multidistrict litigations involving American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, and Ethicon. All of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in these litigations similarly allege that patients and doctors were not provided with adequate warnings about the serious risks associated with pelvic mesh devices used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. According to court records, the litigations’ first bellwether trial, involving a C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh product, concluded in August with a judgment of $2 million in favor of the plaintiff. (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00195) A second C.R. Bard trial will get underway in West Virginia on January 10th.
In addition to his work on federal vaginal mesh lawsuits, Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two multicounty litigations for state claims filed against C.R. Bard and Ethicon that are currently moving forward 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)
Alleged victims of serious transvaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To learn more about the litigation surrounding vaginal mesh, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal review, please call 800-511-5092.
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Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP