New York, New York (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl A. Eifert has issued a Pretrial Order, dated Sept. 16, in which the court set forth its acceptance of a stipulation that has been reached by all parties in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) entitled In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327. It concerns the production of documents pertaining to certain Ethicon hernia mesh products, including the Prolene, Prolene Soft, Ultrapro, Proceed and Vypro. The purpose is to facilitate access to evidence that could be of help to some Plaintiffs regarding their claims, according to court documents.
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been formulated into six MDLs pending in U.S. District Court in West Virginia. The other MDLs are In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2325; In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187; In Re: Coloplast Corp., Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2387; In Re Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2440; and In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2326.
Common complications associated with transvaginal mesh products, as related by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a report released on July 13, 2011, include:
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