Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue to Move Forward
Plaintiffs are currently filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits against American Medical Systems, Inc., alleging that the company’s pelvic mesh products caused injury and serious health conditions. These lawsuits are scheduled to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia.
Bernstein Liebhard represents women who have been injured following use of products manufactured by American Medical Systems. If you feel that you have a claim, contact us at 1-(888)-217-3033 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Litigation Surrounding Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
According to a pretrial order issued July 29, 2013, the Court has granted the parties’ joint motion for an agreed order and stipulation regarding third-party subpoenas. Additionally, court documents show that over 8,860 vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending against the manufacturer in the federal litigation.
Plaintiffs allege that they have suffered from infection, scarring, serious pain, mesh erosion and other adverse injuries due to the transvaginal mesh devices they had received to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
The litigation pertaining to transvaginal mesh lawsuits began in October 2008 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first issued two alerts pertaining to the possible dangers associated with the use of transvaginal mesh. Every one of the pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits against American Medical Systems in the litigation allege that the manufacturer did not provide adequate warnings of the dangers and risks associated with their transvaginal mesh devices. Additionally, court documents assert that the first bellwether trial of an American Medical Systems transvaginal lawsuit is scheduled to begin in December 2013.
Court records also show that over 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against other manufacturers in separate litigations that are currently underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court is currently overseeing two consolidated litigations that have been established for Ethicon and C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
Victims May Be Entitled to Significant Compensation
Women who suffer from infections, scarring, chronic pain, mesh erosion or other serious complications following implantation of an American Medical Systems transvaginal mesh device may be entitled to receive compensation from the manufacturer for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills and other damages. Our attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard are offering free, no-obligation consultations to women injured by these products. If you have any questions or you would like more information pertaining to the current transvaginal mesh lawsuits or filing your own case, fill out the form on this page or call us at (888) 217-3033.