Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Monitoring Nation's First Ethicon Prosima Trial

October 02, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
October 2, 2015 - The nation's first trial of a transvaginal mesh lawsuit ( involving Ethicon, Inc.'s Prosima device is now underway in the 95th District Court of Dallas County, Texas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The proceeding opened on September 22nd, with the plaintiff's attorney telling jurors that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary knew that the Prosima mesh implant she received in 2012 to treat pelvic organ prolapse was defective, citing internal documents. (Case No: DC-14-04220)

"Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who are alleged to have suffered similar issues after receiving mesh implants manufactured by Ethicon and other companies. We will continue to monitor this trial closely," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal consultations to women who may have been harmed by pelvic mesh devices used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Ethicon Mesh Litigation
Ethicon, Inc. is named a defendant in more than 28,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits, the majority of which have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. (In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327) Court documents indicate that two bellwether trials have already concluded in the proceeding: the first occurring in February 2014 with a verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson (Case No. 2:12-cv-04301), and the second in September 2014 with a $3.27 million damage award to woman who suffered injuries after receiving Ethicon's TVT-O mesh sling. (2:2012-cv-05201)

Ethicon mesh plaintiffs have also prevailed in a number of trials on the state court level, including a New Jersey Superior Court trial that ended in March 2013 with a judgment of $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages for a woman injured by the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10). In March 2015, a California Superior Court jury awarded $700,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages to a victim of Ethicon's TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh. (Case No. S-1500-CV-279123). And in April 2014, another Dallas jury ordered Ethicon to pay $1.2 million in compensatory damages to a recipient of the TVT-O Sling. (Case No. 12-14350)

Court records indicate that more than 80,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in several litigations now underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to Ethicon, the other proceedings include: In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; In Re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2387; In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2440; In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.

Women who were allegedly harmed by pelvic mesh implants may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Find out more about transvaginal mesh complications by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the firm's Facebook page: To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm was named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs' Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list for a dozen consecutive years.

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