Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward Against American Medical Systems, as Federal Court Sets New Dates for Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing hundreds of women who allegedly suffered transvaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. and other companies.

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Our Firm has filed numerous cases in this litigation on behalf of women who allegedly sustained serious transvaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by American Medical Systems.

Thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits ( filed against American Medical Systems, Inc. continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated March 11, 2014, the Court has set new dates for the proceeding’s first and second bellwether trials. The first trial is now scheduled to begin on June 2, 2014, while the second trial will commence on July 7, 2014. (In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325)

“Our Firm has filed numerous cases in this litigation on behalf of women who allegedly sustained serious transvaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by American Medical Systems. We are looking forward to the start of bellwether trials, as they may help predict how juries could rule in similar claims,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to evaluate vaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, and organ damage, allegedly due to devices marketed by American Medical Systems and other manufacturers.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

More than 16,600 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against American Medical Systems in the Southern District of West Virginia. All of these claims similarly allege that devices marketed by the company to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence caused recipients to suffer serious and debilitating vaginal mesh complications. Plaintiffs further allege that the implants were defectively designed and manufactured, and accuse American Medical Systems of failing to warn patients and doctors about their potential risks.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the American Medical Systems litigation. He is also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in several other transvaginal mesh litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, including: In re: Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187), and In re: 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 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 transvaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. Find out more about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the Firm’s Facebook page: To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.

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