Our Firm is representing numerous women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the Southern District of West Virginia. We are not surprised to see the number of cases in these multidistrict litigations continuing to increase.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 18, 2014
Federally-filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) are moving forward in seven separate multidistrict litigations (MDL) now underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, where the number of cases continues to increase, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.
According to court records updated on December 15th, more than 67,500 claims have now been filed over pelvic implants manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc., the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast Corp., Cook Medical, Inc. and Neomedic International. Plaintiffs in these cases, which are now pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, allege similar transvaginal mesh injuries, which they accuse the above companies of failing to adequately warn them about prior to surgery.*
“Our Firm is representing numerous women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the Southern District of West Virginia. We are not surprised to see the number of cases in these multidistrict litigations continuing to increase,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including transvaginal mesh. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to women who may have been harmed by devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc, American Medical Systems, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
The thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits now pending in the Southern District of West Virginia similarly allege mesh erosion, infection, chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse and other complications that followed use of the implants. Plaintiffs in these cases allege that they were inadequately warned about these risks by the manufacturer whose product, which was designed as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, injured them.
Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is an active member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the following West Virginia transvaginal mesh litigations: 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: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; 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; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
In addition to his work with the federal transvaginal mesh proceedings, Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated litigations established in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. These proceedings include claims from women who were allegedly harmed by pelvic implants from C.R. Bard and Ethicon Inc. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the U.S. follow a public notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that classified the risk for vaginal mesh complications as “rare.” Three years later, the agency issued a Safety Communication in July 2011 that noted 3,000 adverse event reports filed by women who received mesh devices since its first alert. The devices were again flagged for concern by the FDA in April 2014, when the federal agency proposed new regulations that would classify transvaginal mesh as “high risk,” and subject them to greater regulatory oversight.
Women who allegedly suffered vaginal mesh complications after receiving implants to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other injury-related damages. Learn more about transvaginal mesh complications by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website or the Firm’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. Free legal reviews can also be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.
*http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-December-15-2014.pdf, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, December 15, 2014
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