In March, the judge presiding over the American Medical Systems multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia rescheduled two of the bellwether cases. The lawsuits were originally in line to be tried in April and May, but according to a court document, they have been rescheduled for June 2 and July 7, 2014.
The two bellwether cases that were rescheduled are Serrano v. AMS, Inc., et al. and Jilovec v. AMS, Inc. If the status of either of these cases changes between now and the scheduled trial dates, the next two bellwether cases in line for trial are Weiler v. AMS, Inc. and Fontes, et al. v. AMS, Inc.
The outcome of each of these bellwether cases has the potential to strongly impact the resolution of the thousands of cases pending in the West Virginia MDL. As so many women and their families have been negatively impacted by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe believe that it is of the utmost importance to closely follow these bellwether cases as they move through the trial process.
As of mid-April, there are over 17,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated into the American Medical Systems MDL. The number of cases in the MDL have seen a significant increase since almost a year ago, when the court recorded approximately 5,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeted at American Medical Systems.
Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm specializing in pharmaceutical product liability litigation. Our defective medical device lawyers represent victims who have sustained life-altering injuries after using certain medical products, including transvaginal mesh.
Our law firm offers free case evaluations. Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh