The federal court hearing the Ethicon MDL in West Virginia filed a pretrial order earlier this month that provides important discovery and deposition deadlines for two upcoming bellwether trials. Pretrial order #110 concerns two Ethicon mesh lawsuits, those of Dianne Bellew and Brenda Lehrer.
The Bellew and Lehrer vaginal mesh lawsuits are the final two cases to go to trial during the bellwether process in the Ethicon MDL. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin chose these two lawsuits along with four other cases to be tried during the bellwether process.
As outlined in the court document, the Bellew case is scheduled to go to trial first, and will proceed on December 4, 2014. Though, for the sake of efficiency, the court has ordered that both the Bellew case and the Lehrer case be simultaneously prepared for trial. That way, if the status of the Bellew case has changed come December, the court can easily move forward with the MDL by trying the Lehrer case.
The court will convene for a pretrial conference concerning these two bellwether cases on October 30, 2014.
The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased that the Ethicon MDL bellwether process continues to progress in a smooth and efficient manner. As we continue to hear from women who believe that they have been injured by their transvaginal mesh devices, Carey Danis & Lowe will closely follow the Ethicon MDL and its upcoming bellwether trials, as the outcome of both the Bellew and Lehrer transvaginal mesh lawsuits could impact future transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
Carey Danis & Lowe is currently accepting transvaginal mesh cases. If you believe that your injuries are the result of a defective transvaginal mesh implant, discuss your legal options and compensation eligibility with Carey Danis & Lowe today.
We are available to listen to your transvaginal mesh story today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing one of our personal injury claim forms.