In the Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) taking place in a federal court in West Virginia, the transvaginal mesh manufacturer submitted a request to try cases individually versus as a group. Boston Scientific requested a Motion to Sever and Conduct Individual Trials.
In this particular case, Motion to Sever means that Boston Scientific sought to separate the grouped cases so that each could be tried individually.
Boston Scientific submitted their request on August 11, 2014, and the presiding judge, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, ruled against granting their motion a week later on August 18.
Elaborating on his ruling, Judge Goodwin stated that he was left unconvinced by Boston Scientific’s reasons for pursuing separate trials. Specifically, the judge did not feel that trying a group of cases in one trial would, as identified by Boston Scientific in their request, present the transvaginal mesh manufacturer with impossible legal obstacles and prejudice.
With such a ruling, the four cases in question will remain grouped. The transvaginal mesh lawsuits are:
- Eghnayem v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-07965 (lead case)
- Dortes v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-10077 (member case)
- Nunez, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-24346 (member case)
- Betancourt v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:14-cv-08802 (member case)
The decision to keep the cases grouped is in keeping with an MDL being the choice method of efficiently hearing a large number of similar cases.
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