Ethicon Cases Progressing in Federal Court, Gynecare Prolift Mesh Lawsuit Center Reports

The Gynecare Prolift Mesh Lawsuit Center provides a wealth of information about vaginal mesh lawsuits for those who believe their mesh implants have harmed them.

Online PR News – 07-October-2013 –Ethicon vaginal mesh lawsuits are moving along in federal district court in West Virginia, independent of a possible mass settlement involving five other major mesh manufacturers. The Gynecare Prolift Mesh Lawsuit Center, which features information about Gynecare vaginal mesh lawsuits, notes that a recent judicial order offers pretrial recommendations for planning for the first Ethicon bellwether trial.

Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is overseeing the consolidation of federal court cases involving six different vaginal mesh manufacturers, issued an order outlining the plan for pretrial proceedings preceding the scheduled February 2014 trial of plaintiff Carolyn Lewis’s lawsuit against Ethicon, according to court documents (In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL-2327, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.) There are currently nearly 10,000 lawsuits pending against Ethicon.

Although J&J Ethicon is not involved in settlement discussions, there are five manufacturers who are involved: C.R. Bard, Endo Health Solutions (American Medical Systems), Boston Scientific Corp., according to a Bloomberg report.** There are currently more than 30,000 lawsuits pending in the federal court consolidation. Those companies are looking to settle nearly all of the mesh lawsuits, the article said. So far this year Endo has already paid out more than $50 million in vaginal mesh settlements.

Women are filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that they have suffered adverse side effects such as pain and discomfort, in addition to device erosion, according to court documents.

The Gynecare Prolift Mesh Lawsuit Center encourages those who are interested in more information about vaginal mesh lawsuits or side effects to visit gynecareproliftmeshlawsuit.com.

*www.wvsd.uscourts.gov/MDL/ethicon/pdfs/PTO_73.pdf (Oct. 4, 2013)

**bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-30/bard-vaginal-mesh-makers-said-to-be-in-settlement-talks.html (Sept. 30, 2013)

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