Plaintiffs Ask Federal Judge to Send Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Claims to Philadelphia
A group of women whose transvaginal mesh lawsuit allegations involve products from Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit and other companies have moved to remand their cases to Pennsylvania state court, according to recent reports.
A MassDevice.com article from April 14th indicates that certain plaintiffs are asking a federal judge overseeing mesh cases in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania to send their claims back to state court, where a number of cases were consolidated in February. These cases are now pending in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, according to recent records, which is close to the headquarters of Secant Medical, a company that aided in the design and manufacturing of mesh that may have been used in devices that allegedly caused their injuries. In their motion, plaintiffs point to a ruling from a federal judge overseeing thousands of mesh litigations in the Southern District of West Virginia that remanded 150 cases involving Secant to the Philadelphia court.
“Plaintiff has amassed evidence of Secant’s direct and significant involvement in the design and manufacturing of the meshes that caused plaintiff’s injuries,” the motion states.
Thousands of Cases Now Pending in Federal Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Litigations
In addition to cases filed in Pennsylvania, thousands of mesh lawsuits against Boston Scientific, Ethicon and the Endo Health Solutions subsidiary, American Medical Systems have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern of West Virginia. According to a Case List update on April 15th, a total of 9,776 claims had been filed against Boston Scientific. Documents released by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) also show 14,679 lawsuits pending in the federal litigation established for cases involving Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon.
All of these cases were filed by women who similarly allege mesh erosion, chronic pain, infection, organ damage and other side effects stemming from pelvic implants they claim were designed defectively.
Transvaginal mesh implants were originally designed to treat such female conditions as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
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