New York, New York (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/)
filed against Boston Scientific Corp. continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated January 17, 2014, the judge overseeing the proceeding has denied a request by Boston Scientific Corp. for a summary judgment in a case filed by a woman who received the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit and Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethal Sling System. In seeking the summary judgment, the company had argued that the vaginal mesh lawsuit is time-barred by California’s two-year statute of limitations because the Plaintiff had discovered the cause of her injuries more than two years before her claim was filed. However, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin found that there was an issue of fact as to whether she could have discovered a connection between her vaginal mesh complications and her implant within that time frame. (Sanchez v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:12-576)
“We are representing a number of women who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against Boston Scientific in this proceeding that involve allegations similar to those put forth by the Plaintiff in this case,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently representing hundreds of women who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious injuries, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh products marketed by a number of manufacturers. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal Boston Scientific litigation.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
According to court documents, Boston Scientific is named a defendant in more than 8,600 vaginal mesh lawsuits now pending in the Southern District of West Virginia. All of the complaints claim that use of the company’s pelvic mesh products in surgeries to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence caused plaintiffs to suffer serious and debilitating injuries. The lawsuits further allege that that the company failed to provide adequate warnings to patients and doctors regarding the risk of serious vaginal mesh complications associated with its products. Court documents indicate that the first bellwether trial in the federal Boston Scientific litigation is scheduled to begin on March 10, 2014. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326)
Boston Scientific is just one of several pelvic mesh manufacturers involved in litigations now underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for proceedings involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL 2326) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327). According to court documents, at least 40,000 claims have been filed in the seven proceedings pending in the jurisdiction.
Mr. Grand was also named Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial, 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).
Women who were allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh may be entitled to file their own vaginal mesh lawsuit. To learn more about the complications that may be associated with these products, please visit 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.
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