Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Litigation, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Scheduling of Bellwether Trial

The Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. and other companies.

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Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits in state and federal litigations, including many who were allegedly harmed by C.R. Bard’s Avaulta mesh products. We will be watching the progress of this case very closely.

New York, New York (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/)
involving products manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the proceeding’s next bellwether trial is now scheduled to begin on May 19, 2014. The case selected for this the upcoming trial was filed on behalf of a woman who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following implantation of an Avaulta mesh device. (In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187)

“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits in state and federal litigations, including many who were allegedly harmed by C.R. Bard’s Avaulta mesh products. We will be watching the progress of this case very closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, infections, and other complications following implantation of devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc., as well as American Medical Systems, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the federal C.R. Bard litigation. According to court documents, the case scheduled for trial in May is one of more than 8,999 currently pending in the proceeding. The litigation’s first bellwether trial concluded in August, with the jury awarding $2 million in damages to the Plaintiff. (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00195)

In 2012, a vaginal mesh lawsuit involving a C.R. Bard Avaulta device concluded in California Superior Court when C.R. Bard was ordered to pay a $3.6 million portion of a $5.5 million judgment awarded to the Plaintiff. The woman’s physician was ordered to pay the remaining portion of the judgment. (Scott v. Kannappan, S-1500-CV-266034-WDE, Superior Court for Kern County, California (Bakersfield))

According to court documents, at least 40,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia against a number of pelvic mesh manufacturers. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for the following federal litigations: In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; and In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327.

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 2013 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 their injury-related damages. Learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit at 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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