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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.

Ethicon MDL: First Bellwether Trial Begins February 2014

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ethicon johson johnsonThe first bellwether trial to be heard in the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia will begin on February 10, 2014. According to a court document filed in mid-December, the bellwether case involves plaintiff Carolyn Lewis.

MDLs are established to provide an efficient legal process. Thus, cases selected to be heard during the bellwether process should be representative. In this particular instance, the court has agreed that the case selected for the first bellwether trial in February is representative of a majority of cases in the Ethicon MDL, of which there are approximately 13,000.

The case is Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. It will be heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The Ethicon MDL is In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2327, and is being presided over by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.

Before the first bellwether trial begins, the court will convene for a pretrial conference on January 16, 2014.

The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe represent victims of defective medical devices, including Ethicon mesh products. If you believe that you were injured by a transvaginal mesh product, our Ethicon lawyers encourage you to explore your legal options today in a free initial consultation. We can also assist with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

Furthermore, we are proud to provide those injured by transvaginal mesh with both legal and medical resources. Carey Danis & Lowe has a team of on-staff medical experts available to listen closely to your concerns about how transvaginal mesh may have impacted your health, and to provide you with actionable solutions.

Carey Danis & Lowe is here to listen to you transvaginal mesh story right now. Contact us by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

New Order Filed in C.R. Bard Mesh MDL

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cr_bard_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_claims_settlementsThe C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia is seeking to gather a precise enumeration of transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeted against mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard. According to a pretrial order filed on December 31, 2013, the presiding judge, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, believes that conducting a census of all lawsuits, either those pending in the C.R. Bard MDL or those cases yet to be filed, will lead to a more efficient legal process.

Information on each case, whether filed or yet to be filed, will be collected via a spreadsheet, and submitted to the court by mid-January 2014. The spreadsheet requires plaintiffs to provide data on implanted transvaginal mesh products, the removal of mesh products, and dates of surgical operations.

The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe are optimistic about the future of the C.R. Bard MDL in light of this pretrial order. The census is an indicator that the court is dedicated to efficiency, which works in the favor of all parties involved, most especially victims of defective mesh products.

Carey Danis & Lowe represents those who believe that they were injured by a transvaginal mesh product, including C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh. Explore your legal options with a Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh attorney in a free initial consultation.

In an effort to provide those injured by defective medical devices with more than legal assistance, Carey Danis & Lowe works with an on-staff team of medical experts available to provide you with detailed information about transvaginal mesh and patient health and safety.

Carey Danis & Lowe is here to listen to your transvaginal mesh story. Contact us today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.