Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients with transvaginal mesh implants, reports that Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is overseeing the vaginal mesh MDLs currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, ordered a status conference to be held on May 24, 2012. The status conference is set to take place in the United States Courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia. The joint status conference will pertain to all four federal pelvic mesh lawsuits pending before the court, including: In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”); 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”); and In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2327”).

According to Bernstein Liebhard partner Jeffrey S. Grand, who is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee across all four vaginal mesh MDLs, the parties will be discussing preliminary orders and discovery issues.

Additional State Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Underway

Mr. Grand was also named Co-Liaison Counsel in In re Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10 (N.J. Super Ct.), and In re Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard No. L-6339-10 (N.J. Super. Ct.), which are two consolidated actions of all pelvic mesh lawsuits filed in New Jersey state court. These state court actions are pending before the Honorable Carol E. Higbee in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Atlantic County.

Plaintiffs filing pelvic lawsuits allege that the manufacturers produced and sold defective vaginal mesh products, which are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Those who have experienced transvaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. For more information about filing a lawsuit, visit or watch this vaginal mesh video. Our lawyers and staff understand the sensitive nature of the complications caused by transvaginal mesh and will answer your questions in a caring and sympathetic manner.

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