Judge Sets Single Trial for 26 Ethicon Mesh Cases, says Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding

Case Funding Firm reports that the judge overseeing approximately 33,000 consolidated mesh cases against Ethicon in multidistrict litigation has set a single trial date in which he consolidated 26 cases.

Jul 02, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

ATLANTA, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia (VA) consolidated 26 transvaginal mesh cases against Ethicon for a single trial to take place on November 2nd. The cases for the 26 women include claims from the women plaintiffs that they were injured by a device made my Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary. The cases against Ethicon are among approximately 33,000 mesh cases which have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary (MDL 2327).

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There are currently over 70,000 cases relating to transvaginal mesh devices. Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary currently faces about 33,000 mesh cases. Due to the high volume of cases, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin is overseeing seven different multidistrict litigations (MDL) for filed cases against several mesh manufacturers. Ethicon is just one of the mesh manufacturers involved.

Ethicon has lost four cases already:

  • In 2015, a California jury awarded a $5.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary over their Gynecare TVT Abbrevo vaginal mesh device.
  • In September 2014, a federal jury in West Virginia awarded $3.27 million to a woman plaintiff over the Ethicon Gynecare TVT mesh.
  • In 2013, a jury in New Jersey awarded an $11 million verdict against Ethicon over their Gynecare Prolift.
  • Also in 2013, in Texas state court, a woman was awarded $1.2 million against Johnson & Johnson.

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent announcement of the upcoming trial, "While the other transvaginal mesh and bladder sling manufacturers have committed to at least partial settlements, J&J has been vehemently fighting settlement on these cases, even after at least four significant losses at trial worth several million dollars in each case. It is good to see a large batch of cases now going to trial in an effort to move this litigation forward more quickly so that some of the plaintiffs can hopefully see an end to their cases in the near future."

Legal-Bay, a law cash advance company, stands ready to assist women victims with various lawsuit funding services if they have a lawyer already, including obtaining up to a $30K cash advance today, or with assistance in finding a qualified transvaginal mesh law firm or mesh lawyer if they have not yet filed a claim. To learn more about obtaining settlement funding on your transvaginal mesh case or pre-settlement funding on a pending TVM lawsuit, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/mesh-cases.php

Legal-Bay's funding programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding. None of the programs should be considered to be a settlement loan, settlement loans, lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan.

Legal-Bay is advising women who have had transvaginal mesh or bladder sling issues and/or required a revision surgery to seek immediate legal counsel to determine if they may have a similar transvaginal mesh claim against any mesh manufacturer. The time to take action is now. To obtain lawsuit funding you must have a lawyer retained. If you need assistance with finding a nationally recognized transvaginal mesh law firm or mesh lawyer, feel free to contact Legal-Bay immediately as time to file a claim could be running out as each settlement is announced. Legal-Bay's representatives can put you in touch with a mesh attorney who will provide you with a free legal consultation and you will never pay a fee unless your case is successful. Contact Legal-Bay at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/contact-us.php

If you, or a loved one, are in need of lawsuit pre-settlement funding or settlement funding due to a transvaginal mesh complication and/or would like to speak with a transvaginal mesh lawyer or mesh law firm, feel free to contact Legal-Bay right now on the company's 24-hour hotline at: 877.571.0405.

You may also fill out an online application to receive a free case evaluation on your case at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com

Legal-Bay LLC (and their related companies) is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice on a consumer's case; however, Legal-Bay works with lawyers involved in mass tort litigations who can provide a free legal consultation at the consumer's direction.


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