The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML) granted Levin Papantonio Rafferty’s (LPR) application to consolidate Medtronic Covidien hernia mesh cases into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Currently, 73 such product liability lawsuits are pending in seven district courts across the country, and that number is expected to grow.
For years, media outlets, medical practitioners, and legal professionals have publicized, studied, treated, and represented women who endured health issues after receiving pelvic/transvaginal mesh implants.
U.K. Health Secretary Announces Temporary Ban on Pelvic Mesh Repairs – But Use of Hernia Mesh Continues
Last month, the death of a 75-year-old woman in Loanhead, Scotland, was officially attributed to the surgical mesh that had been used to repair her pelvic organ prolapse (PoP). It is the first time that surgical mesh has been listed on an official death certificate as an “underlying cause.”
The Honorable Judge Richard Story, who is presiding over multidistrict litigation involving the Ethicon Physiomesh hernia mesh, recently issued an order that provides guidelines for attorneys representing the plaintiffs who have suffered severe, and in some cases, permanent injury because of the device's failure.