The Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, United States District Judge in the Southern District of West Virginia – Charleston Division, released an Order on October 10, 2013, which confirmed dates for bellwether trials against Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. The bellwether pool of cases is a representative sample of the transvaginal mesh cases currently pending against Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Bellwether cases typically have issues that are common to each and every pending case in the litigation, and serve as a representation of what all parties may expect should the other cases proceed to trial.
Judge Goodwin recently confirmed the following trial schedule:
January 14, 2014 – Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson – Case No. 2:12-cv-04301
May 27, 2014 – Judy Brown, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al. – Case No. 2:12-cv-07314
June 23, 2014 – Jo Huskey, et al. v Ethicon, Inc., et al. – Case No. 2: 12-cv-05201
TBD – Tonya Edwards, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al. – Case No. 2: 12-cv-09972
Litigation involving more than 10,000 mesh lawsuits is currently pending against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc.. (MDL No. 02327) in the West Virginia Federal Court. In February of 2013 Johnson & Johnson was hit with an $11 million verdict for problems with its transvaginal mesh products.
If you or a loved one believes defective mesh has caused injury, contact a defective mesh attorney at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal for a free case evaluation. The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal have the resources necessary to properly gather important factual and medical information, investigate the alleged defect and present your case. The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal are committed to winning your case and maximizing compensation.
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