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Ethicon MDL News: Federal Court Files Pretrial Order #110

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonThe federal court hearing the Ethicon MDL in West Virginia filed a pretrial order earlier this month that provides important discovery and deposition deadlines for two upcoming bellwether trials. Pretrial order #110 concerns two Ethicon mesh lawsuits, those of Dianne Bellew and Brenda Lehrer.

The Bellew and Lehrer vaginal mesh lawsuits are the final two cases to go to trial during the bellwether process in the Ethicon MDL. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin chose these two lawsuits along with four other cases to be tried during the bellwether process.

As outlined in the court document, the Bellew case is scheduled to go to trial first, and will proceed on December 4, 2014. Though, for the sake of efficiency, the court has ordered that both the Bellew case and the Lehrer case be simultaneously prepared for trial. That way, if the status of the Bellew case has changed come December, the court can easily move forward with the MDL by trying the Lehrer case.

The court will convene for a pretrial conference concerning these two bellwether cases on October 30, 2014.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased that the Ethicon MDL bellwether process continues to progress in a smooth and efficient manner. As we continue to hear from women who believe that they have been injured by their transvaginal mesh devices, Carey Danis & Lowe will closely follow the Ethicon MDL and its upcoming bellwether trials, as the outcome of both the Bellew and Lehrer transvaginal mesh lawsuits could impact future transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

Carey Danis & Lowe is currently accepting transvaginal mesh cases. If you believe that your injuries are the result of a defective transvaginal mesh implant, discuss your legal options and compensation eligibility with Carey Danis & Lowe today.

We are available to listen to your transvaginal mesh story today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing one of our personal injury claim forms.

Two Ethicon MDL Bellwether Cases Rescheduled

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsThe latest news relating to transvaginal mesh lawsuits involves a new court document filed in a federal court in West Virginia. The court document relates to the rescheduling of forthcoming bellwether trials in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Two cases selected for the bellwether process, Dianne M. Bellew v. Ethicon and Brenda Lehrer v. Ethicon, were scheduled to begin in August 2014.

However, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin has rescheduled the cases to be heard starting December 2014.

The court document did not disclose the reasons for rescheduling these two bellwether cases.

The Ethicon MDL is In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2327, and is being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.

The lawsuits consolidated into the Ethicon MDL charge medical device manufacturer, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, with producing defective transvaginal mesh products that victims allege have caused serious injuries. One of the most common transvaginal mesh side effects is mesh erosion, wherein the product hardens and erodes inside of the body resulting in organ damage.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm that is currently representing victims of transvaginal mesh. For those who believe that their injuries are the result of defective transvaginal mesh, contact one of our medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe to explore your legal options in a free and confidential case evaluation.