New York, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) filed against Ethicon, Inc. continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated July 30th, a hearing has been scheduled to consider certain defense motions now pending before the Court. The telephonic hearing will be convened before the U.S. Magistrate Judge on Tuesday, August 5th at 2:30 p.m. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by Ethicon and other companies. We are pleased to see this proceeding moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to investigate transvaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who suffered serious injuries, allegedly due to products marketed by Ethicon and other manufacturers.
Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents, more than 19,000 claims have been filed against Ethicon in the Southern District of West Virginia, all of which allege the company’s pelvic mesh products caused recipients to suffer serious vaginal mesh complications, including chronic pain, mesh erosion, and organ damage. Plaintiffs further allege that the devices were defectively designed and inadequately tested, and that Ethicon did not provide doctors and patients with appropriate warnings regarding their risks. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Ethicon proceeding.
Court records indicate that Ethicon is just one of several defendants involved in vaginal mesh litigations in the Southern District of West Virginia, where more than 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed. Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in proceedings involving: American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325); Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL No. 2326); and C.R. Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187).
Mr. Grand is also serving as 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 suffered vaginal mesh complications related to 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 vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to file their own transvaginal mesh lawsuit. To learn more about the potential risks associated with transvaginal mesh, 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.
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