Published July 17, 2013 on PR Web
St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) July 17, 2013
Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers have been closely following the American Medical Systems multidistrict litigation in a West Virginia federal court, and are encouraged by the most recent pretrial order filed by the court. In pretrial order #71,* U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin selected four transvaginal mesh lawsuits to be bellwether cases, with the first of these lawsuits scheduled to go to trial as early as December 2013.
Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm based in St. Louis, Missouri that represents women who claim to have been injured by defective transvaginal mesh products. For this reason, Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers have a great interest in the American Medical Systems bellwether trial process, as the decisions made in these cases most certainly will have some impact, however small, on future transvaginal mesh lawsuits that go to trial across the country.
The cases are Lisa Fontes, et al. v. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2:12-cv-02472; Joann Serrano v. American Medical Systems, Inc., et al. 2:12-cv-03719; Debbie K. Jilovec v. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2:12-cv-05561; Mary Weiler, et al. v. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2:12-cv-05836.
As detailed in the pretrial order, Judge Goodwin has not yet determined which of these four cases will go to trial first, but will be making that decision in the near future. Following the December trial, the next American Medical Systems bellwether case will go to trial in May 2014.
In the pretrial order, Judge Goodwin also set a time line for when the first transvaginal mesh lawsuit involving a plaintiff with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) will go to trial. The POP bellwether case is currently scheduled to go to trial in the third round of the bellwether process in July 2014.
The American Medical Systems MDL is being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and the litigation is known as In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation MDL No. 2325.
During research into transvaginal mesh cases, transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe have noted that the most frequently reported health complications involve transvaginal mesh erosion, mesh contraction, pelvic area pain, infection, bleeding, organ damage, and painful intercourse. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a safety communication** from July 2011, also observed these same health complications when reviewing adverse event reports submitted to them by patients who received a transvaginal mesh implant.
Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation and for assistance in filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit by calling 800-721-2519.
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*U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia American Medical Systems MDL Pretrial Order 71:http://www.wvsd.uscourts.gov/MDL/amsinc/pdfs/PTO_71.pdf
**U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety Communication:http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm262435.htm