Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Testimony Begins in Second Federal Ethicon Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing numerous women in vaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed against Ethicon, Inc. and other companies.

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Our Firm is monitoring this trial closely, as we are representing a number of women in the federal Ethicon litigation who claim to have suffered injuries similar to those alleged by this Plaintiff.

Testimony began this week in the second federal bellwether trial of a transvaginal mesh lawsuit ( )involving a product marketed by Ethicon, Inc., Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. Court documents pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia indicate that the case was filed on behalf of a woman who had to undergo two revision surgeries, allegedly due to vaginal mesh complications associated with the company’s TVT-O device. The lawsuit further asserts that the Plaintiff continues to suffer from severe pain in spite of undergoing the removal procedures. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)

According to a report from The Charleston Daily Mail, jurors heard this week from a chemical engineer on issues related to the materials used in Ethicon’s Prolene mesh. The trial is expected to last around 8 days.*

“Our Firm is monitoring this trial closely, as we are representing a number of women in the federal Ethicon litigation who claim to have suffered injuries similar to those alleged by this Plaintiff. The outcome of this case could provide important insight into how jurors might decide similar vaginal mesh lawsuits,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to investigate transvaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who suffered serious injuries, allegedly due to products marketed by Ethicon and other manufacturers.

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Court documents indicate that nearly 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against Ethicon in the federal litigation, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. All of the lawsuits claim that the company’s pelvic mesh devices caused recipients to suffer serious vaginal mesh complications, including chronic pain, mesh erosion, and organ damage. Plaintiffs further allege that the devices were defectively designed and inadequately tested, and that Ethicon did not provide doctors and patients with appropriate warnings regarding their risks.

Mr. Grand has also been appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two proceedings involving Ethicon and C.R. Bard that are currently moving forward in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. He was a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team for the first trial in the Ethicon proceeding, which ended in March 2013 with a jury awarding $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman who suffered vaginal mesh complications related to the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift device. ((In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

In addition, Mr. Grand is also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for several other vaginal mesh litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, including those involving: American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325); Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187).

Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be able to pursue their own legal claim against the manufacturer of their device. To learn more about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the Firm's Facebook page: To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.

*, Charleston Daily Mail, August 26, 014

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