Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who have transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending before this Court. We are pleased to see the Boston Scientific litigation moving ahead, and look forward to more progress in the coming year.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Pretrial Order dated November 21st, the Court has established new deadlines pertaining to discovery in Wave 1 and 2 bellwether cases. Among other things, the Order directs that certain motions must be filed with the Court no later than January 16, 2014. Opposition briefs are to be filed by January 30th, while any reply briefs must be received by February 6th. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who have transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending before this Court. We are pleased to see the Boston Scientific litigation moving ahead, and look forward to more progress in the coming year,” 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 were allegedly harmed by pelvic mesh products used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
Vaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents, Boston Scientific is named a defendant in more than 14,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits now pending in the Southern District of West Virginia. All of the claims were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, organ damage and other serious vaginal mesh complications as a result of the company’s products.
Court records indicate that litigation recently concluded its first two bellwether trials. On November 20th, a jury hearing a case involving Boston Scientific’s Obtryx bladder sling awarded more than $18 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the four women named as plaintiffs in the case. (Tyree v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 12-cv-8633) Just a week earlier, four others who suffered complications related to the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit were awarded a total of $26.7 million in compensatory damages. (Enhnayem, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:13-7965)
According to court filings, more than 65,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in several litigations underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his work with the Boston Scientific proceeding, Mr. Grand is an active member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in all seven vaginal mesh litigations underway in West Virginia: In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327; Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2387; In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2440; In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey Superior Court. In addition, he served as a member of the plaintiff’s trial team for the state’s first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $11 million verdict for a woman who experienced vaginal mesh complications related to the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Women who received vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to compensation if they suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, organ damage or any other complication allegedly caused by their implant. To learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
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