New York, New York (PRWEB) September 09, 2013
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.meshlawsuit.com) filed on behalf of women allegedly injured by Ethicon Inc.’s Gynecare pelvic mesh products continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Pretrial Order dated September 6, 2013, the parties to the Ethicon vaginal mesh lawsuits have entered into a stipulation concerning the production of documents pertaining to certain Ethicon hernia mesh products. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon Gynecare products. This stipulation will allow plaintiffs in these lawsuits access to evidence that could be important to their claims,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. Firm partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal Ethicon litigation. Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to evaluate mesh lawsuits on behalf of women allegedly injured by pelvic mesh products marketed by Ethicon, Inc. and other manufacturers.
Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that more than 9,500 Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the multidistrict litigation underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. All of the lawsuits claim that Gynecare products caused women to suffer serious transvaginal mesh complications, including mesh erosion, scarring, infection, and chronic pain, due to the allegedly defective nature of Ethicon Gynecare products. The Ethicon litigation is just one of several that have been established in that district for vaginal mesh lawsuits. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs Steering Committees for: In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2326); In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”); and In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”).
Ethicon has also been named a defendant in just over 4,400 vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in a multicounty litigation underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. C.R. Bard faces just over 800 claims filed in a second consolidated proceeding pending before the same judge. Mr. Grand has been named Co-Liaison Counsel in both litigations, and was a member of the trial team for the first Ethicon trial that concluded 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)
Court proceedings involving transvaginal mesh lawsuits began to get underway shortly after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first of two public health alerts to inform the public of the high rate of serious complications associated with the use of pelvic mesh to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. In a second alert issued in July 2011, the FDA warned that transvaginal mesh complications associated with pelvic organ prolapse repair were not rare. The second FDA alert also cautioned that it was not clear that prolapse repair with mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair in all patients with the disorder, and warned that such procedures may even expose patients to greater risk.
Women who suffered serious transvaginal mesh complications allegedly due to products marketed by Ethicon or another manufacturer may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. Learn More about the complications associated with Ethicon transvaginal mesh products at Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website. To arrange for a free review of your case, please contact the Firm today by calling 800-511-5092.
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