Bellwether Trial Dates Scheduled for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Bellwether trial dates have been scheduled for transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which have been filed against various vaginal mesh manufacturers by women who allegedly suffered serious injuries from the devices. The bellwether trials will be the first to be heard by juries and will help predict how juries might rule in similar litigations.
Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trials On Horizon
Bellwether trials have been established in the four vaginal mesh multidistrict litigations currently pending before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia.
The first trial is set to begin in February, in In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”).
According to court documents, a bellwether trial date has been set for December 23, 2013 for In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”). The proceeding will be followed by bellwether trials in In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2327”) and In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2326).
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits are also underway in New Jersey state courts, before Judge Carol Higbee, involving transvaginal mesh manufactured by Ethicon and C.R. Bard. The first Ethicon trial is scheduled to begin in January.
Increasing Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Filed
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits continued to be filed by women who experienced problems such as mesh erosion, pain, scarring and infection. In July 2011, the FDA issued a transvaginal mesh warning, alerting doctors and patients that there’s been a five-fold increase in reports of vaginal mesh injuries. The agency’s previous statement suggested that these injuries were rare, a position that the FDA corrected in the more recent update.
If you experienced transvaginal mesh injuries, consider filing a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries, including lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. To speak with a transvaginal mesh attorney at our firm, please call us at 1-888-217-3033 or submit the free case evaluation form on this page and we will contact you immediately.