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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, as Status Conference Held in Ethicon Mesh Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Date:5/27/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 27, 2013

Transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims involving Ethicon Inc.’s Gynecare pelvic mesh products continue to move forward in a consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. Most recently, a Case Management Conference was held in the Ethicon mesh litigation on May 22nd to address issues stemming from the proceeding’s first trial, which concluded in March with an award of more than $11 million for the Plaintiff. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in the Ethicon litigation, and was a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)

“We are pleased to see more progress in this litigation. Our Firm continues to hear from women implanted with Ethicon transvaginal mesh products who have allegedly suffered serious, life-changing complications due to these devices,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to alleged victims of Ethicon mesh failure.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
The vaginal mesh devices named in Ethicon mesh lawsuits are used to surgically repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been mounting in courts throughout the country since July 2011, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that there had been a five-fold increase in vaginal mesh complications reported to the agency. At the same time, the FDA also modified its stance on the frequency of mesh injuries associated with prolapse repair, stating that it no longer considered the problems to be rare.*

In addition to his work on the Ethicon mesh litigation in New Jersey, Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in a second litigation underway in Atlantic County Superior court for transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving products marketed by C.R. Bard, Inc. Court documents indicate that the first bellwether trial in the New Jersey C.R. Bard litigation will begin on September 23, 2013, and will involve a vaginal mesh device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

Mr. Grand is also a member Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in four litigations now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia: In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”); In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2326); In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”); and In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2327”). The first trial in that proceeding, which will involve a product manufactured by C.R. Bard, is scheduled to begin in June.

Victims of alleged vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. A wealth of information regarding transvaginal mesh lawsuits can be found at Bernstein Liebhard's website. To learn more, please call 800-511-5092.

*fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm262435.htm

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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