On August 27, 2013, District Judge Joseph R. Godwin, who is presiding over six vaginal mesh multidistrict litigations, ordered additional pending Ethicon Prolift vaginal mesh cases to be scheduled for trial starting August 19, 2014. This marks almost two years that some plaintiffs will have to wait before their cases are finally heard in court. The trials will take place in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where over 25,000 cases are pending against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems (AMS), Boston Scientific, Coloplast Corp., and Cook Medical. Of those 25,000 cases, almost 8,000 have been filed against Ethicon.
‘Discovery Pool’ Will Determine Trial Eligibility
The Rottenstein Law Group Can Help Women Injured by Vaginal Mesh
If you or someone you know has had surgery for pelvic organ prolapse or another type of pelvic surgery that involved the implantation of surgical mesh, and is experiencing symptoms consistent with malfunction, seek medical attention immediately. The next step is to contact an experienced attorney to see whether you or the person you know has grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The Rottenstein Law Group has over 25 years of collective experience advocating for victims of dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, as well as other products liability claims. RLG is offering free, confidential legal consultations, and all you need to do is fill out this contact form or call this number, 1-800-624-9567, and one of our attorneys will call you as soon as possible.
For more information download RLG’s free transvaginal mesh brochure.