Texas Jury Hearing Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Levies $1.2 Million Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits who allegedly suffered injuries due to pelvic mesh products manufactured by Ethicon, Inc. and other companies.

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Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in claims against Ethicon and other companies who allegedly suffered vaginal mesh complications like those cited in this lawsuit. We are encouraged by this verdict.

The jury hearing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/)
in a Texas state court has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon, Inc. unit to pay $1.2 million in compensatory damages to a woman who suffered pain and mesh erosion from a TVT-O mesh sling. According to court documents, the jury returned the verdict on April 3rd, after finding that the device, which was implanted to treat incontinence, was defectively designed. However, the jury declined to award punitive damages after finding that Ethicon had not failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks associated with the TVT-O sling. (Batiste v. McNabb, No. 12-14350, District Court for the 95th Judicial District, Dallas County Texas (Dallas))

“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in claims against Ethicon and other companies who allegedly suffered vaginal mesh complications like those cited in this lawsuit. We are encouraged by this verdict,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to evaluate vaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who suffered serious transvaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to products marketed by Ethicon and other manufacturers.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon have been named in more than 12,000 product liability claims that have been filed on behalf of women who were allegedly injured by pelvic mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The majority of these claims are pending in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in that proceeding. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)

According to court records, Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson are also facing nearly 4,700 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed in a consolidated proceeding underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court, where the first trial ended in March 2013 with an award of $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the Plaintiff. Mr. Grand is serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in this proceeding, and was also a member of that trial team. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)

Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for three other federal vaginal mesh proceedings, including: American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325); Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187). He was also named Co-Liaison Counsel in a second litigation underway in Atlantic County Superior Court for lawsuits involving C.R. Bard products. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

Women who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to compensation from the company that manufactured the device. To learn more about the litigation involving transvaginal mesh lawsuits, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 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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