The 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.