We look forward to the start of the first trials in the C.R. Bard litigation. These bellwether cases will help to determine how juries might weigh claims in similar mesh implant lawsuits.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) involving Avaulta mesh devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued by the Court on March 7th, four Avaulta mesh implant lawsuits have been selected for the litigation’s bellwether trials, with the first scheduled to begin on June 11, 2013. (In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation “MDL No. 2187”)
Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for four vaginal mesh litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, including C.R. Bard, as well as 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; and In re: Ethicon, Inc.P elvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327.
“We look forward to the start of the first trials in the C.R. Bard litigation. These bellwether cases will help to determine how juries might weigh claims in similar mesh implant lawsuits,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free, no obligation mesh implant lawsuit evaluations to victims of alleged transvaginal mesh complications.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
The litigation surrounding transvaginal mesh has been growing since 2011, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that there had been a five-fold increase in reports of serious complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh. The FDA also modified its previous position on the frequency of such complications, stating in the alert that vaginal mesh injuries associated with pelvic organ prolapse repair were not rare. According to the agency, the most frequently-reported transvaginal mesh complications include mesh erosion through vaginal tissue, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion, the FDA said. *
In addition to the federal litigations underway in West Virginia, more than a thousand transvaginal mesh lawsuits are pending in consolidated proceedings now underway in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County, involving products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit and C.R. Bard. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10, and In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10). Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in both of these litigations. Earlier this month, the nation’s first trial involving an Ethicon mesh product concluded in the New Jersey litigation, with the jury awarding more than $11 million to the Plaintiff, including $7.76 million in punitive damages. (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey (Atlantic City)). Mr. Grand was a member of the trial team.
Victims of alleged transvaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. More Information regarding transvaginal mesh lawsuits can be found at Bernstein Liebhard's website. To learn more, please call 1-877-779-1414.
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