A panel responsible for the management of multidistrict litigation (MDL) across the country, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) published a document in mid-June with updated information on open MDLs. Included in the JPML’s document published on June 16, 2014 are the seven MDLs pertaining to transvaginal mesh products.
The transvaginal mesh MDLs are all being heard by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The MDLs are:
IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2325
- IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326
- IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2327
- IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2387
- IN RE: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2440
- IN RE: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2511
The JPML document provides the number of pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits in each of these MDLs. In the American Medical Systems MDL, there are 17,812 lawsuits pending. There are 12,004 lawsuits pending in the Boston Scientific MDL, 1,468 lawsuits in the Coloplast MDL, 195 lawsuits in the Cook Medical MDL, and 52 lawsuits pending in the Neomedic MDL. The transvaginal mesh MDL with the largest number of pending lawsuits is the Ethicon MDL with 18,176 cases.
According to the JPML numbers, there are just under 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending in the West Virginia federal court. This calculation does not include the lawsuits pending in state courts across the country.
The increasing number of lawsuits being filed in state and federal courts demonstrates that transvaginal mesh products have negatively impacted the lives of so many women, and that these women no longer want to remain silent about their pain and suffering.
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