Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Push for Inquiry by Alleged Victims of Transvaginal Mesh Complications in New Zealand

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The Firm is representing hundreds of women in U.S. courts who have allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to products marketed by American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., C.R. Bard, Inc., and Ethicon, Inc.

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The injuries discussed in this article echo what we have heard from our own vaginal mesh lawsuit clients, and are also strikingly similar to those alleged in thousands of other cases pending in U.S. courts.

As vaginal mesh lawsuits ( ) continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that alleged victims of transvaginal mesh complications in New Zealand are pushing their government to investigate the use of the products in that country. According to a report from 3 News in New Zealand, data indicate that the country has seen a doubling of complaints related to the use of transvaginal mesh in the past year. However, there are fears that the true number of vaginal mesh complications may be underreported, as New Zealand doesn’t require doctors to report such injuries.*

“The injuries discussed in this article echo what we have heard from our own vaginal mesh lawsuit clients, and are also strikingly similar to those alleged in thousands of other cases pending in U.S. courts,” 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 serious vaginal mesh complications, including mesh erosion, pain, scarring and infection, allegedly due to devices marketed by American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard, Inc. and Ethicon, Inc.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 40,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against a number of medical device manufacturers in several litigations currently underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, including 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). All of the claims similarly allege that pelvic mesh products manufactured by these companies caused plaintiffs to suffer debilitating vaginal mesh complications, and accuse the defendants of failing to provide adequate warnings regarding their risk. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the proceedings involving American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, and Ethicon.

Mr. Grand is also serving as 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 allegedly experienced vaginal mesh complications following implantation of pelvic mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer of their device. Learn more about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit at Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the Firm's Facebook page: To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.

*, 3 News New Zealand, March 24, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since the list was first published in 2003.

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