The bellwether trials for Endo's American Medical Systems (AMS) transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been scheduled, with the first trial this April 2014. There are currently about 40,000 transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits pending in the six multidistrict litigations, known as MDL's. And that number is expected to rise dramatically.
The four vaginal mesh lawsuits scheduled for trial by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin who is overseeing MDLs (federal case consolidations) for lawsuits involving six different mesh defendants (In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL-2325, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia) are as follows:
* Serrano v. AMS, Inc., et al. ( 2:12-cv-03719) * Jilovec v. AMS, Inc. (2:12-cv-05561) * Weiler v. AMS, Inc. (2:12-cv-05836) * Fontes, et al. v. AMS, Inc. (2:12-cv-02472)
The Serrano case is scheduled for trial in the federal litigation underway in the Southern District of West Virginia on April 7, 2014, and that litigation's second bellwether case will go before a jury on May 5, 2014.