Do You Have a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit? Do You Need a Mesh Lawyer?
The vaginal mesh proceedings have begun as a part of the two primary MDL’s in West Virginia and New Jersey. Vaginal mesh lead counsels are gearing up and dates have been set.
The vaginal mesh federal and state lawsuits are growing as 1000’s of filings against the vaginal mesh manufacturers proceed and the number continues to grow as more and more women stand up for themselves against the manufacturers who caused them so much pain and suffering. Federal vaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into four multidistrict litigations (MDL) based on the manufacturer they’re filed against. Vaginal mesh MDL pretrial proceedings are moving in full force with Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, United States District Court, WV, has set a trial date. As of October 2012, the number of suits filed against each manufacturer continues to increase rapidly:
- 1,697 cases filed against AMS
- 1,725 cases filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division
- 1,114 cases filed against Boston Scientific
- 1,256 cases filed against C. R. Bard
July 2012, the first case presented to a jury resulted in a $5.5 million damage award in California state court, for a woman who experienced complications where her Bard Avaulta mesh sliced through her colon, causing her to undergo at least eight additional surgeries. Additional lawsuits are scheduled for trial in federal court beginning in February 2013.
The Vaginal Helpline is in full gear to locate any woman with a Prolene mesh filed after 2002 in states where the Statute has not run out.