New York, New York (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
The federal multidistrict litigation established in West Virginia federal court for transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) filed against American Medical Systems is preparing for its third round bellwether trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia on January 24th, the Court has selected one case for the first trial in that sequence, which is scheduled to begin on August 19, 2014. The Court has also designated a second vaginal mesh lawsuit as a “back-up” if the first selection is unable to proceed to trial for some reason. (In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325)
“Our Firm is representing numerous women who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to pelvic mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems and other companies. We look forward to the start of bellwether trials in this litigation, as they may provide insight into how juries will weigh claims in similar transvaginal mesh lawsuits,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. 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 Lawsuits
Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the American Medical Systems litigation. Court documents indicate that the company’s pelvic mesh devices are the subject of more than 14,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits now pending in the Southern District of West Virginia. All of the complaints allege that the company’s products caused recipients to suffer mesh erosion, organ damage, chronic pain and other serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
American Medical Systems is just one of several companies named in transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending in the Southern District of West Virginia. Mr. 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 vaginal 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 allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following implantation of a device manufactured by American Medical Systems or another company may be entitled to compensation for their injury related damages. To learn more about the ongoing litigation, 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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