New York, New York (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Mesh lawsuits (http://www.mesh-lawyers.net/) involving product liability claims against Boston Scientific Corp. are moving forward in the multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. According to a Pretrial Order dated August 7, 2013, Judge Joseph Goodwin has established parameters for the selection of cases for the litigation’s bellwether trials. The Order directs the parties to simultaneously submit amended bellwether selections by Monday, August 12, 2013, from which the Court will ultimately select five transvaginal mesh lawsuits for trial. According to the Order, the Court has scheduled three rounds of bellwether trials, with the first scheduled to begin on February 11, 2014. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation- MDL No. 2326)
“Our firm is pleased to see this litigation moving forward, as we continue to hear from women who suffered serious injuries, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh products marketed by Boston Scientific and other companies,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits. Firm Partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh litigation. Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to evaluate mesh lawsuits on behalf of alleged victims of serious transvaginal mesh complications.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Since 2008, transvaginal mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence have been the subject of two U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) safety alerts regarding the high rate of serious complications associated with such devices. Court documents indicate that more than 5,300 mesh lawsuits have been filed against Boston Scientific in the Southern District of West Virginia. Plaintiffs allege that various pelvic mesh products marketed by the company were defectively designed and manufactured. They further claim that Boston Scientific failed to provide adequate warnings to patients and doctors about their serious risks.
The Boston Scientific litigation is just one of several that have been established in the Southern District of West Virginia for vaginal mesh lawsuits. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs Steering Committees for: In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”); (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2327”);and In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”).
Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two multicounty litigations currently underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court for C.R. Bard and Ethicon vaginal mesh lawsuits. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial in that proceeding, which ended in March with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
Women injured by vaginal mesh devices marketed by Boston Scientific and other companies may be eligible to file a mesh lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages. Learn More about transvaginal mesh complications by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or by contacting one of the Firm’s attorneys directly at 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, 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 10 consecutive years.
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Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
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