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More Ethicon Prolift Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Scheduled for Trial in 2014

evaluationOn 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

A group of ten Ethicon Prolift vaginal mesh lawsuits were selected in September to be part of a “discovery pool.” Each will go through pretrial discovery in preparation for the trial dates. Parties on each side have selected five cases in which the parties will exchange written discovery and engage in depositions of the plaintiffs, physicians, sales representatives, and other witnesses.  Out of this group of cases, the parties will each submit a list of three cases in January 2014 that will be eligible for the trials in August.
In the meantime, four bellwether trials involving C.R. Bard are currently ongoing before Judge Goodwin.  Trials against AMS are expected to begin in December, and again in February 2014. In July, the trial of a lawsuit involving Bard Avaulta mesh ended in a $2 million verdict for the plaintiff. The second in a series of four Bard Avaulta bellwether trials ended with a settlement for an undisclosed amount on the first day of trial in August.  A third trial is expected to begin soon.

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.

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