Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Many lawsuits have already been filed against the makers of transvaginal mesh, and while there are currently no class action lawsuits involving transvaginal mesh, there are multiple lawsuits at both the state and federal level.
Hundreds of these lawsuits against the mesh manufactures Ethicon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Gynecare and C.R. Bard have been consolidated in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County under the supervision of Judge Carol Higbee. Dozens of cases against mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific have been consolidated in Massachusetts Superior Court, Middlesex County under the supervision of Judge Diane Kottmyer.
At the federal level, hundreds of lawsuits against the mesh manufactures American Medical Systems (AMS), C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, and Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson/Gynecare have been consolidated into multi-district litigations in West Virginia under the supervision of U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Federal lawsuits against the mesh manufacturer Mentor Corporation have been consolidated into multi-district litigation in Georgia under the supervision of U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land. If you have been harmed by transvaginal mesh, your lawsuit could become part of one of these consolidations. These cases are part of what is known as multi-district litigation, or MDLs.
What is the difference between a class action and multi-district litigation?
Multi-district litigation (MDL) is often confused with class actions. While multi-district litigations and class actions involve similarities of fact and common injuries, from a legal perspective the cases are very different.
A class action involves a single lawsuit filed by a large number of plaintiffs. Multi-district litigation involves numerous lawsuits filed by individuals which are consolidated before a single federal judge who supervises all pre-trial activity. This system promotes judicial economy and convenience, reduces costs, avoids inconsistencies that would inevitably result if the cases were overseen by numerous courts, and expedites the litigation process. In multi-district litigation, the facts of each case are judged individually. Thus, individual plaintiffs will have the opportunity to prove their unique injuries and damages.
Cases which have been consolidated at the state court level in New Jersey and Massachusetts are similar to federal multi-district litigation in that a single judge oversees all pre-trial activities. Again, however, each case is filed individually and is ultimately judged on its own merits.
Do I Have Grounds for a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
If you have suffered from erosion or protrusion of transvaginal mesh from the soft tissues, pain, pain with intercourse, infections in the area of the mesh, urinary tract problems, bleeding from the mesh site or damage to organs as a result of decaying vaginal mesh, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys
The attorneys of Blizzard & Nabers have played significant roles in many medical device multi-district litigation lawsuits, including the Sulzer hip implant MDL and the DePuy hip replacement multi-district litigation. Our firm has the knowledge and resources required to deal with these complex lawsuits.
Our firm will handle your case with individual care and attention. Our attorneys and staff will work with you personally, putting our skills and experience behind you, working with you to seek just compensation for your injuries.
If you have suffered injury or pain from transvaginal mesh, the law firm of Blizzard & Nabers can help. For more than 25 years, our attorneys have successfully represented our clients and stood up for the rights of people harmed by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. We are a nationwide law firm serving clients from all over the country. We handle all cases on a contingency basis. To learn more, or for a free case review from an experienced transvaginal mesh attorney, please contact us by email or call us at 1-800-349-0127.