“We are pleased to see the Ethicon mesh litigation in New Jersey continuing to move ahead, and look forward to additional progress in the coming months.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2015
More than 7,700 Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.filevaginalmeshlawsuit.com/ ) have now been filed in New Jersey by women represented by several law firms, including Bernstein Liebhard LLP.
The Firm notes the filing of a recent Case List that reflects 7,731 cases over products manufactured by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that are now pending in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. Mesh lawsuits filed by Bernstein Liebhard LLP, which similarly allege mesh erosion, pain during sexual intercourse, infection and other serious complications, are included in this number, according to reports. The New Jersey Ethicon litigation includes mesh lawsuits that involve the company’s line of Gynecare implants. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
“We are pleased to see the Ethicon mesh litigation in New Jersey continuing to move ahead, and look forward to additional progress in the coming months,” 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 pelvic implants manufactured by not only Ethicon, but also American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corp. and C.R. Bard Inc.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In addition to representing hundreds of Ethicon plaintiffs in Bergen County, Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in the consolidated proceeding, as well as in a separate proceeding established for similar mesh cases against C.R. Bard Inc. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
He is also serving on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in a federal multidistrict litigation involving Ethicon mesh products, as well as several others in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327) There, two bellwether trials have already concluded: the first occurring in February 2014 with a verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson (Case No. 2:12-cv-04301), and the second with a $3.27 million damage award to woman who suffered injuries after receiving Ethicon’s TVT-O mesh sling. (2:2012-cv-05201)
Mr. Grand is a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committees in the following transvaginal mesh litigations that are now underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia: (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187; 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; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511).
Most recently, an Ethicon trial concluded in Kern County Superior Court in California that found for the plaintiff in a case involving the TVT-Abbrevo implant. The woman was awarded $5.7 million in damages by the jury. (Case No. S-1500-CV-279123)
Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. Learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit at 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.
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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