New York, New York (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
As transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/)
continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament recently conducted a hearing to examine the safety issues associated with such devices. According to a report from the BBC, several members of the group, Scottish Mesh Survivors, addressed the Committee during the June 3rd hearing in order to detail their experiences with painful vaginal mesh complications. They also urged Scottish lawmakers to impose a suspension on transvaginal mesh procedures for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.*
“The stories these women told were heartbreaking. Their experiences with these devices also echo many of the allegations put forth in transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed by our own clients,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free transvaginal mesh lawsuit reviews to women who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious injuries, allegedly due to products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., C.R. Bard, Inc. and Ethicon, Inc.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In the U.S., the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been reviewing the safety of transvaginal mesh since October 2008, when it first alerted the public to the serious risk of vaginal mesh complications associated with these products. In April, the agency proposed new regulations that, if finalized, would reclassify mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse as high-risk medical devices, and subject the products to greater regulatory scrutiny.
According to court documents, more than 50,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are now pending in several litigations 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 Committees for several of these procedures, 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 these lawsuits allege that the defendants’ transvaginal mesh devices were defectively designed and manufactured, and were marketed without adequate warnings regarding their risks.
Mr. Grand has also been appointed 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 suffered serious vaginal mesh complications may be able to pursue their own transvaginal mesh lawsuit against the manufacturer of their device. To learn more about this growing 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.
*http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-27669702, BBC, June 3, 2014
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