New York, New York (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.meshlawsuit.com/) continue to move forward in multidistrict litigations now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. Orders dated August 26, 2013, indicate that the court has addressed issues concerning the administration of certain fees and expenses incurred in the management of the multidistrict litigations. The Orders were issued in several vaginal mesh litigations pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, including: 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 C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187; and In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327.
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed in these four litigations. We are pleased to see these proceedings moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. Firm partner Jeffrey S. Grand, is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal litigations established for transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard and Ethicon. Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to offer free legal evaluations to women who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following implantation of pelvic mesh devices marketed by any of these companies.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 20,000 claims have been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of women who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following transvaginal implantation of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Since 2008, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two public health alerts regarding the high rate of injuries associated with transvaginal mesh. According to the agency, serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse are not rare, and it is not clear that the use of such devices is any more effective in treating the condition than traditional non-mesh procedures.
On August 15th, the federal litigation’s first trial of a transvaginal mesh lawsuit concluded with the jury awarding $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman who was injured by C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Plus device. (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00195) The litigation’s second C.R. Bard trial was to commence the following week, but the case settled the same day opening arguments were to be delivered. Terms of the vaginal mesh settlement have not been disclosed. (Queen v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00012)
In addition to the federal claims, thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving products marketed by C.R. Bard and Ethicon are pending in two consolidated litigations underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, serves as Co-Liaison Counsel in both of those proceedings, and was also a member of the trial team on the litigation’s first Ethicon trial. That case ended in March with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10).
Women who were allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Read More about potential vaginal mesh complications at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Free legal reviews can also be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.
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Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP