We are looking forward to these upcoming events, as the June 2nd conference and meetings will likely provide information and updates on matters important to our clients’ interests.
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 13, 2015
Tens of thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) continue to move forward in seven multidistrict litigations currently underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. According to an Order issued on April 2nd, the Court will convene a Joint Status Conference in all of the proceedings on June 2nd at 9:30 a.m. Individual meetings for five of the litigations will begin immediately after the Conference as follows:
In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187: 10:00 a.m.
In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326: 11:00 a.m.
In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327: 1:30 p.m.
In Re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2387: 2:30 p.m.
In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2440: 3:00 p.m.
Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in all of these proceedings, as well as the two remaining federal pelvic mesh litigations underway in West Virginia: In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits in the Southern District of West Virginia. We are looking forward to these upcoming events, as the June 2nd conference and meetings will likely provide information and updates on matters important to our clients’ interests,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to evaluate lawsuits on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh implants.
Vaginal Mesh Litigations
Court records indicate that more than 75,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in the multidistrict litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, where all federally-filed product liability lawsuits involving the defendants’ pelvic mesh implants have been consolidated to allow for coordinated pretrial proceedings. According to court documents, all of the cases pending in the Southern District of West Virginia were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered chronic pain, organ damage and other serious complications following implantation of surgical mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Among other things, the lawsuits point out that the devices were the subject of a U.S. Food & Drug Administration Safety Alert in July 2011 which detailed serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh, and emphasized that the occurrence of such complications was not rare among women implanted with the devices to repair pelvic organ prolapse.
Since then, court records show that thousands of women have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits in courts around the country. In addition to the federal proceedings established in West Virginia, more than 9,000 claims have been filed against Ethicon and C.R. Bard in two multicounty litigations underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where Mr. Grand is currently serving as Co-Liaison Counsel. He also served on the plaintiff’s trial team for New Jersey’s first Ethicon mesh trial, which concluded in March 2013 after the jury awarded more than $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman who was injured by the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Find out more about transvaginal mesh complications by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 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 National Law Journal has recognized Bernstein Liebhard for twelve consecutive years as one of the top plaintiffs' firms in the country. 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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Sandy A. Liebhard, Esq.
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