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Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trials to Resume in March

As part of the coordinated pretrial proceedings for lawsuits involving injuries allegedly caused by transvaginal mesh devices, the judge overseeing the multidistrict litigations has ordered a third bellwether trial to begin in March.

As part of the coordinated pretrial proceedings for lawsuits involving injuries allegedly caused by transvaginal mesh devices, the judge overseeing the multidistrict litigations (MDLs) has ordered a third bellwether trial to begin in March. All of the lawsuits were filed on behalf of women who allegedly developed complications such as chronic pain, mesh erosion, pain during sex (dyspareunia) and recurrence of urinary problems after being implanted with vaginal mesh.

Free Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of a mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a mesh suit and we can help.

What’s the Problem?

In early 2014, the first Ethicon bellwether trial, which involved a product liability lawsuit filed on behalf of Carolyn Lewis, ended in a defense verdict after Judge Joseph Goodwin entered judgment as a matter of law following the plaintiff’s case. Goodwin determined that Lewis failed to present sufficient evidence that the Ethicon mesh device was defectively designed or caused her injury. Then in Sep. 2014, a second bellwether trial involving an Ethicon bladder sling ended in a $3.25 million verdict for the plaintiff.

A third and final Ethicon bellwether trial was set to begin in Dec. 2014, but was postponed till March 2015. Allegations raised in the complaint are typical of other claims, alleging that the plaintiff suffered a long list of injuries after being implanted with an Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Vaginal Mesh device. As a result of her injuries, the plaintiff allegedly had to undergo at least 4 operations to have the mesh removed.

Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?

The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesh complications cases in all 50 states.

Free Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of a mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a mesh suit and we can help.

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