New York, New York (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
More than 16,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/ ) alleging injuries due to products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. are moving forward in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. According to a Pretrial Order dated February 19, 2014, the Court has approved protocols pertaining to the collection, preservation, and division of pathology materials that apply to all transvaginal mesh lawsuits that are or will become part of the American Medical Systems’ multidistrict litigation. (In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325)
“Our Firm is actively filing cases in this litigation on behalf of women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to American Medical Systems’ products. We are pleased with the progress of this proceeding,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal reviews to women who suffered serious vaginal mesh complications, including mesh erosion, pain, scarring and infection, allegedly due to devices marketed by American Medical Systems and other manufacturers.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
According to court documents, all of the cases currently pending in the American Medical Systems’ litigation similarly allege that the company’s pelvic mesh products were defectively designed and manufactured, putting recipients at risk for serious and life-changing vaginal mesh complications. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for this proceeding, where the first trial is scheduled to begin in April.
Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in several other vaginal mesh litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, including Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187), and In re: Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327). According to court documents, more than 40,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the various proceedings that have been established in the jurisdiction.
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 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)
Women who have suffered painful vaginal mesh complications following implantation of a transvaginal mesh device may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit by visiting 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.
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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 11 consecutive years.
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