Judge Selects Four Bellwether Cases in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Litigation in West Virginia

ethicon johson johnsonU.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin has selected four bellwether cases in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

The four bellwether cases are:

  • Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. 2:12-cv-04301 TVT
  • Judy Brown, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al. 2:12-cv-07314 TVT
  • Jo Huskey, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al. 2:12-cv-05201 TVT-O
  • Tonya Edwards, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al. 2:12-cv-09972 TVT-O

The first bellwether case, Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson, will be tried on January 14, 2014, with the second bellwether case, Brown v. Ethicon, scheduled for May 27, 2014. As detailed in court documents, Judge Goodwin will hear a case involving Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh product in the third bellwether trial.

With the selection of these bellwether cases, Judge Goodwin has set forth a pretrial management schedule. By September 16, 2013, the plaintiffs have been ordered to submit a list of expert witnesses and deposition dates. Following this, the defendants will deliver a list of their experts and deposition dates by September 27, 2013.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers is a national law firm that represents individuals who claim to have been injured by Johnson & Johnson’s transvaginal mesh devices, such as the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift. Carey Danis & Lowe is pleased to see the Ethicon MDL moving forward with the selection and scheduling of bellwether cases.

Women have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits citing intense pelvic region pain, bleeding, infection, organ damage, mesh erosion, mesh contraction, and painful intercourse. Carey Danis & Lowe encourages anyone who has experienced an injury that they believe is linked to an implant of a transvaginal mesh device to contact one of our experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers today.

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

References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh
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