New York, New York (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) filed on behalf of women who were allegedly injured by pelvic mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. continue to move forward in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on January 17, 2014, the Court will convene a hearing on January 24th to consider Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel the production of a corporate designee for deposition regarding certain matters relating to the Elevate pelvic mesh device. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. (In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325)
“We are representing numerous women in this litigation who have allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to American Medical Systems products. We will be monitoring this matter very closely,” 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 federal American Medical Systems litigation. The Firm continues to offer vaginal mesh lawsuit reviews to women who suffered serious injuries, including mesh erosion, pain, scarring and infection, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh devices marketed by American Medical Systems and other manufacturers.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
According to court documents, more than 14,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia, all of which involve similar allegations regarding serious injuries associated with pelvic mesh devices marketed by American Medical Systems. The proceeding’s first bellwether trial is scheduled to begin on April 7, 2014.
Additional court records filed in the Southern District of West Virginia indicate that more than 40,000 product liability claims involving alleged vaginal mesh complications 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)
Women who have allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications may be eligible to file their own transvaginal mesh lawsuit against the manufacturer of the device. To learn more about the litigation involving American Medical Systems and other pelvic mesh manufacturers, 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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