The parties involved in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia are facing difficulty regarding discovery requests, according to a recently filed pretrial order. In July 2012, the plaintiffs supplied the defendants with an initial request for more information, also called interrogatories.
Upon receiving the defendants’ responses, the plaintiffs requested additional information, which was given to them in the spring of 2013. However, the plaintiffs found these responses to be lacking, and thus, the issue was brought before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl A. Eifert for resolution.
Judge Eifert ruled that the defendants’ responses to the plaintiffs’ requests for information to be incomplete, and ordered Ethicon to serve the plaintiffs with yet another set of responses that are more specific.
Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers consider Judge Eifert’s ruling to be a fair and in line with an efficient legal process. Carey Danis & Lowe is pleased to see the Ethicon MDL moving forward despite setbacks with discovery, though this recent ruling should allow for more ground to be covered in the coming months.
Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm representing individuals who claim to have been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, such as the Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Gynecare Prolift. Women and their families have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that transvaginal mesh products caused injuries from mesh erosion and mesh contraction, including bleeding, infection, organ damage, and pelvic area pain. In some cases, women have undergone several surgical operations to remove the hardened mesh with little success or relief.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a transvaginal mesh product like the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift, contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer for a free legal evaluation and for assistance with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh