As Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Protest by Alleged Victims of Vaginal Mesh Complications at Johnson & Johnson Shareholder Meeting

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The Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. unit and other medical device manufacturers.

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The experiences related by these women are heartbreaking. They also echo allegation’s put forth by thousands of others, including our Firm’s own vaginal mesh lawsuit clients.

As Johnson & Johnson continues to face a growing number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits ( involving products marketed by its Ethicon, Inc. unit, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a number of women allegedly harmed by these pelvic mesh devices staged a protest at the company’s latest shareholder meeting. According to a report published by the Associated Press on April 25th, a least one woman directly addressed the company’s CEO during the meeting, telling him that Ethicon transvaginal mesh devices had caused her and tens of thousands of others to "suffer lifelong, disabling pain." *

A number of other women related their experiences with transvaginal mesh during the press conference held just prior to the meeting. According to the Associated Press, they too described a wide range of vaginal mesh complications that were allegedly caused by Ethicon mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. They also called on Johnson & Johnson to take responsibility for their alleged suffering.

“The experiences related by these women are heartbreaking. They also echo allegation’s put forth by thousands of others, including our Firm’s own vaginal mesh lawsuit clients,” 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 serious injuries allegedly due to products marketed by Ethicon and other manufacturers.

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Court documents indicate that more than 1,700 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is currently serving on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in this proceeding. All of the lawsuits filed in the litigation claim the companies’ pelvic mesh devices caused painful and debilitating vaginal mesh complications in tens of thousands of women. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)

Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in a multicounty litigation now underway in New Jersey Superior Court for transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. 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 addition to his work on the Ethicon litigations, Mr. Grand is also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees’ in several other federal proceedings that have been established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia for transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against other medical device companies. These include American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325); Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187); and Ethicon (MDL No. 2327).

Mr. Grand was also named Co-Liaison Counsel in a second litigation underway in Atlantic County Superior Court for lawsuits involving C.R. Bard products. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

Women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to compensation from the company that manufactured the device. To learn more about the litigation involving transvaginal mesh lawsuits, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP, or the Firm's Facebook page: To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.

*, Associated Press, April 25, 2014

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