“The litigation involving transvaginal mesh now involves tens of thousands of women, all of whom allegedly suffered painful and debilitating injuries due to these devices. We are pleased that this issue is receiving the attention it deserves.
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 03, 2014
As vaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the controversy surrounding the devices was recently addressed by the Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General. According to a statement issued by his campaign, George Sheldon appeared at a news conference this week with several women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh devices. Among other things, Mr. Sheldon has joined those women in urging the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) t to finalize a proposal to reclassify the products as high-risk medical devices. *
“The litigation involving transvaginal mesh now involves tens of thousands of women, all of whom allegedly suffered painful and debilitating injuries due to these devices. We are pleased that this issue is receiving the attention it deserves,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits, and continues to offer free case reviews to pelvic mesh recipients who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious injuries, allegedly due to products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., C.R. Bard, Inc. and Ethicon, Inc.
Vaginal Mesh Litigation
Transvaginal mesh products are used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Concerns over the devices began to mount in October 2008, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first alerted the public to the serious risk of vaginal mesh complications. This past April, the agency proposed reclassifying transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse as high-risk medical devices, which would subject the products to greater regulatory scrutiny.
According to court documents, more than 60,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by the devices. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for several of these litigations, including those involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL No. 2187) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).
Mr. Grand has also been appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two multicounty litigations underway in New Jersey Superior Court for transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving products marketed by C.R. Bard and Ethicon. He was also a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team on the first Ethicon trial in that proceeding, which ended in March 2013 with a jury awarding $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman who was harmed by the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Alleged victims of serious transvaginal mesh complications may be eligible to obtain compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other injury-related damages. To learn more about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the Firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.
*http://georgesheldon2014.com/media,george-sheldon-and-florida-mesh-survivors-call-on-fda-to-reclassify-the-medical-devices-as-high-risk, GeorgeSheldon2014.com, October 2, 2014
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