Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, as Federal Multidistrict Litigation Prepares for First Bellwether Trials in Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing hundreds of women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving products marketed by Ethicon, Inc. and other companies.

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Our Firm is looking forward to the start of bellwether trials in the federal Ethicon mesh lawsuits, as we are representing hundreds of women who suffered serious complications, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh.

Mesh lawsuits ( involving transvaginal mesh devices marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. unit continue to move forward in the multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. According to a Pretrial Order dated August 5, 2013, the Court has established deadlines for the completion of discovery and other matters pertaining to the first two bellwether trials in the Ethicon mesh litigation. The Order also schedules a Pretrial Conference for January 8, 2014, with the first trial to begin on January 14th. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)

“Our Firm is looking forward to the start of bellwether trials in the federal Ethicon mesh lawsuits, as we are representing hundreds of women who suffered serious complications, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh devices marketed by Ethicon and other companies,” 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 mesh litigation. Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to offer free vaginal mesh lawsuit reviews to women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh products used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Ethicon Mesh Lawsuits
According to court documents, more than 8,640 Ethicon mesh lawsuits are now pending in the proceeding underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. However, Ethicon is just one of several transvaginal mesh manufacturers facing lawsuits in that jurisdiction. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, has also been named to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for proceedings involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325);Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187).

Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two multicounty litigations currently underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court for C.R. Bard and Ethicon vaginal mesh lawsuits. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial in that proceeding, which 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)

The litigation surrounding transvaginal mesh has been growing since October 2008, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first of two alerts regarding the high number of complications reported in women who received the devices. In a second alert issued in July 2011, the agency warned that vaginal mesh complications associated with pelvic organ prolapse repair were “not rare,” a change from the position it had previously taken.

Women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, infections or other complications following implantation of transvaginal mesh may be entitled to compensation. Learn More about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free case review, please contact the Firm today 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, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. 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 10 consecutive years.

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