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Philadelphia Injury Attorney Rob Sachs to Speak at Auto Litigation Conference

(PRWEB) March 16, 2015

Attorney Rob Sachs of Shrager, Spivey & Sachs will be a featured speaker at an upcoming legal conference – Auto Crash Litigation 3.0 – conducted by 360 Advocacy. The conference, which will be held at the Encore in Las Vegas, allows attorneys to learn from qualified and experienced peers who have established themselves at the top of their fields. Lawyers who attend the conference are also able to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credits, a requirement for attorneys to maintain their license to practice law.

Attorney Sachs will be speaking on Monday, March 23 on Maximizing Wrongful Death Damages. His discussion will be focused on the financial and emotional damages families experience in the wake of fatal accidents, as well as how attorneys can best maximize compensation for victims’ loved ones by improving case preparation, discovery, and negotiation skills.

As a proven personal injury attorney with decades of experience, Attorney Sachs has been invited to speak at numerous national lectures and conferences. In the past, he has spoken on nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, product liability, truck accident litigation, and other legal issues. His upcoming speaking engagement speaks volumes about the recognition he’s earned in the legal industry, as well as his passion for helping his legal peers better serve victims and families.

Rob Sachs is the managing partner of Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, a personal injury and medical malpractice law firm that represents clients throughout Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. The firm’s focuses on complex personal injury claims, including those involving health care negligence, nursing home abuse, serious car and truck accidents, and product liability. For more information about Attorney Sachs and the firm, visit http://www.shragerlaw.com.

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YAZ Litigation Update: Judge Overseeing Yaz Multidistrict Litigation Organized in Illinois Schedules Trial Date for June 2015

Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that is actively involved in Yaz litigation, and which has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been injured by drugs and medical devices, notes that the Illinois federal judge overseeing the Yaz multidistrict litigation (MDL) has set a June 2015 trial date to begin the process of moving the litigation forward. The MDL is In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, case number 3:09-md-02100, in the in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; the case is Schuchert v. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al., case number 3:10-cv-11979.

The Firm represents a variety of women in the MDL. Lawsuits similarly allege that use of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc.’s birth control drug, Yaz, led to injuries such as stroke; blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT); pulmonary embolism; and heart attack, notes Parker Waichman LLP.

At its peak, the MDL involved approximately 12,000 lawsuits and was considered the largest MDL nationwide. Following settlements over lawsuits brought over allegations involving gallbladder disease and removal associated with Yaz or Yasmin, the MDL dropped to a few thousand cases, according to court documents. (In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, case number 3:09-md-02100, in the in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois)

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal evaluations to victims of drospirenone contraceptives, including Yaz and Yasmin. If you or a loved one has suffered blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary emboli, gallbladder disease/removal, stroke, death, or other serious injuries while taking one of these birth control pills, please visit the firm’s Yaz and Yasmin injury page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Note Mounting Litigation in New Jersey, Where Firm is Representing Numerous Women

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) filed against Ethicon, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to mount in multicounty litigations currently underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing numerous women. According to Case Lists issued by the Court on March 21, 2015, at least 1,718 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the C.R. Bard litigation, while Ethicon has been named a defendant in at least 7,864 filings. This represents an increase of 169 lawsuits since February 21st, when the Court reported 1,700 claims involving C.R. Bard, and 7,713 cases filed against Ethicon. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

“Our Firm continues to receive inquiries from women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to products marketed by Ethicon, C.R. Bard and others. As such, we are not surprised that new cases are being added to these litigations on a regular basis,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to evaluate lawsuits on behalf of women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh implants following surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is currently serving as Co-Liaison Counsel for the Ethicon and C.R. Bard litigations underway in Bergen County. According to court documents, all of the complaints now pending in the two proceedings were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered chronic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, infection and other complications following implantation of the companies’ products to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Mr. Grand was also a member of the Plaintiff’s trial team in a case that concluded in the Ethicon litigation in March 2013, with the jury granting an $ 11 million compensatory and punitive damage award to the Plaintiff, whose injuries were caused by the company’s Gynecare Prolift device. (Case No. Atl-L-6966-10)

In addition to his work with the New Jersey litigations, Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in a number of pelvic mesh proceedings established in the 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: 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; In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2327; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2511. Court documents indicate that more than 75,000 claims have been filed in the various transvaginal mesh litigations underway in West Virginia.

Women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Find out more about transvaginal mesh complications by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website or the firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 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. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. 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 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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