Court Overseeing Pennsylvania Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Denies Defendants’ Bid for Mass Dismissal of 800+ Claims, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing hundreds of women who 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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Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against these same defendants. We are monitoring litigations throughout the country, including the proceeding underway in Pennsylvania.

The court overseeing some 850 transvaginal mesh lawsuits ( pending in a mass tort litigation underway in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has denied a bid by defendants to dismiss hundreds of cases in the proceeding, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, American Medical Systems, Inc., Ethicon, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., and C.R. Bard had sought to have the cases thrown out following the Court’s earlier decision to dismiss claims against Secant Medical, Inc., the litigation’s sole Pennsylvania defendant. In an Order issued on September 2nd, however, the Court ruled that each of the transvaginal mesh lawsuits must be challenged on a case-by-case basis. (In Re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation, Case ID: 140200829)

“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against these same defendants. We are monitoring litigations throughout the country, including the proceeding underway in Pennsylvania,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious transvaginal mesh complications following the implantation of pelvic mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.

Vaginal Mesh Litigations

According to court documents, more than 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in U.S. courts on behalf of women who suffered mesh erosion, infection, scarring, chronic pain, and organ damage due to implants used to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in several vaginal mesh proceedings underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, including those involving 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).

Court records indicate that the second federal trial of an Ethicon mesh lawsuit concluded in West Virginia on Friday. The plaintiff in that case was awarded $3.25 million for complications associated with the company’s Gynecare TVT Obturator, or TVT-O, implant. (Huskey v. Ethicon, Case No. 12-5201)

In addition to his work on the federal vaginal mesh litigations, Mr. Grand is serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in a Multicounty Litigation underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court involving Ethicon mesh products. He was also a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team for its first bellwether trial, which ended in March 2013 with the jury awarding more than $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman injured by the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)

Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in a second proceeding underway in Atlantic County Superior Court for lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to file their own transvaginal mesh lawsuits. To learn more about the available legal options, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website or the Firm’s Facebook page: To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. 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 it was first published in 2003.

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