Boston Scientific MDL News: Bellwether Cases Selected in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Anterior-Vaginal-MeshIn the Boston Scientific multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin has selected four bellwether cases. After an unsatisfactory initial bellwether case presentation, during the second round of case selections, Judge Goodwin was able to reach a decision.

The four bellwether cases concern either the Pinnacle or the Obtryx mesh product from Boston Scientific. The cases are:

  • Carol Lynn Fawcett, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp. 2:12-cv-07497
  • Roseanne Sanchez, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp. 2:12-cv-05762
  • Carolyn F. Smothers v. Boston Scientific Corp. 2:12-cv-08016
  • Katherine L. Hall v. Boston Scientific Corp. 2:12-cv-08186

The first bellwether case will go to trial on February 11, 2014, with the second case set for trial on June 17, 2014. The court will begin the bellwether process with the two Pinnacle cases, Fawcett v. Boston Scientific in February and Sanchez v. Boston Scientific in June.

Judge Goodwin has scheduled a date for the third bellwether trial on September 9, 2014, but considers the cases presented to him as not representative enough for the bellwether process. The lack of representative case selections has been a trend in the Boston Scientific MDL.

Plaintiffs have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against Boston Scientific over complications experienced with the Pinnacle, Obtryx, Advantage/Fit, and Uphold lines of mesh products.Commonly reported injuries associated with transvaginal mesh implants include mesh erosion, mesh contraction, organ damage, infection, and bleeding.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers are pleased to see the Boston Scientific MDL move forward with the selection of bellwether cases. As a national law firm representing women who claim to have been injured by transvaginal mesh, we will be following the Boston Scientific mesh litigation now and in the future for important updates.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, contact Carey Danis & Lowe for help. Our experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers offer free legal evaluations of transvaginal mesh cases. In addition, Carey Danis & Lowe provides expert medical advice from our staff of nurses.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by submitting a personal injury claim form.

References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Vaginal Mesh Implants
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