New York, New York (PRWEB) February 21, 2014
The federal judge overseeing more than 10,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. has consolidated 11 of those cases for a trial that is scheduled to begin on October 14, 2014, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia on February 19, 2014, all 11 cases were filed on behalf of West Virginia residents who allegedly suffered vaginal mesh complications due to the Boston Scientific Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System. Among other things, the Order notes that all of the plaintiffs similarly allege that the Obtryx device has high malfunction and complication rates, fails to perform as intended, and causes severe injuries, including infection, scarring, nerve damage, and organ perforation. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits, including numerous women who received Boston Scientific devices. Many of those clients claim to have suffered injuries that echo those described in these 11 cases,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal reviews to women who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious vaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to products marketed by a number of manufacturers.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
According to court documents, all of the Boston Scientific vaginal mesh lawsuits currently pending in the Southern District of West Virginia allege that the Obtryx sling and other pelvic mesh products marketed by the company were defectively designed and manufactured, putting recipients at risk for serious and debilitating injuries. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the proceeding. The litigation’s first bellwether trial is scheduled to begin on March 10, 2014.
In addition to his work on the federal Boston Scientific litigation, Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in several other multidistrict litigations established for transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the Southern District of West Virginia. These include proceedings involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL 2326) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).
Mr. Grand was also appointed 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).
Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, 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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