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.
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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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