C.R. Bard and Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits May Soon Top 9,000 in New Jersey, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing numerous women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits against C.R. Bard, Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon unit, and other manufacturers.

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Our Firm continues to represent women who allegedly suffered serious injuries caused by vaginal mesh marketed by C.R. Bard, Ethicon and other companies.

Nearly 9,000 transvaginal mesh (http://www.filevaginalmeshlawsuit.com/) lawsuits have now been filed between two consolidated litigations now underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

According to Case Lists updated on November 5th, at least 1,600 claims involving pelvic implants from C.R. Bard Inc. have now been centralized in one state proceeding, while more than 7,200 are pending against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon Inc. Although filed over products from different manufacturers, vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in both these New Jersey litigations allege similar complications caused by the devices—ranging from mesh erosion, chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, infection and organ damage, among others. They also similarly accuse the manufacturers of failing to adequately warn women and their doctors about these risks, plaintiffs allege. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

“As our Firm continues to represent women who allegedly suffered serious injuries caused by vaginal mesh marketed by C.R. Bard, Ethicon and other companies, we are pleased to see continued progress in both New Jersey litigations,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices including transvaginal mesh. The Firm continues to offer free and confidential case evaluations to women who claim to have sustained infection, organ damage, chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse and other injuries allegedly caused by devices marketed by C.R. Bard, Ethicon, American Medical Systems, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

All the vaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated in Atlantic County were filed after a federal warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 that categorized their risk for complications as “rare.” Three years later, the potential was reclassified as “not rare” in a Safety Communication issued by the agency in July 2011, after they received at least 3,000 adverse event reports from women implanted with the devices. The FDA proposed new regulations in April 2014 that would classify transvaginal mesh as ‘high risk,’ which would result in greater oversight from regulators.

Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in the C.R. Bard and Ethicon litigations underway in New Jersey. In March 2013, he was part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in a case that concluded in March 2013 with an $11 million damage award to the plaintiff, who was awarded both punitive and compensatory damages for injuries caused by an Ethicon Gynecare Prolift implant.

Mr. Grand is also an active member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in all seven federal multidistrict litigations now underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia: 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; In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.

Women who allegedly suffered vaginal mesh complications after surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be eligible to receive compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Find out more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit 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.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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