25,000 Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Cases are Pending in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)

A recent count showed that more than 25,000 transvaginal mesh cases are pending in the Southern District of West Virginia.  These cases involve the vaginal mesh manufacturers C.R. Bard, Inc., American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., Ethicon, Inc., Coloplast Corp. and Cook Medical, Inc.

There are several thousand more cases pending in state court cases around the country, including the states of New Jersey, California, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Minnesota.  The first round of bellwether trials involving the transvaginal mesh manufacturers Bard, Boston Scientific and AMS are being scheduled in the Southern District of West Virginia. These cases will be tried in November 2013, as well as February and April 2014.  These will be the first of the bellwether trials involving these three defendants.

There have been other bellwether trials against the defendant C.R. Bard. In the first case, Cisson, et al. v. C.R. Bard, Inc., the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, Donna Cisson. In a second case involving C.R. Bard, a settlement was reached with the injured party.

A third and fourth trial involving C.R. Bard are slated to start in November 2013.

It is reported that discovery in the multidistrict litigation is ongoing.  These cases involving the transvaginal mesh are mass torts cases.  However, most of the cases are individual personal injury claims against the manufacturers of the defective transvaginal mesh. 

In many of the cases, women have experienced organ perforation, incontinence, pelvic and vaginal pain, infection, bleeding and pain during intercourse. Many of these sufferers of the transvaginal mesh have required corrective surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) repairs. 

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling mass tort claims, including those injured by defective transvaginal mesh and pharmaceutical defect cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of these products for more than 37 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Calumet City, Blue Island, Bensenville, Rolling Meadows, Rosemont, Schiller Park, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, Chicago (Pullman, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, Rogers Park, Chinatown) and Evanston, Ill.

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