More Federal Consolidations

Due to the expanding litigation with regard to several products, multiple new consolidations have been announced. Judge Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia will receive all federal cases involving vaginal slings (also known as transvaginal mesh) made by American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and Ethicon, Inc. Judge William Duffey in the Northern District of Georgia will now manage all the Wright Medical Conserve metal-on-metal hips. To promote judicial economy, lawsuits involving the same products can be consolidated with one judge for pre-trial management. Transvaginal mesh has come under attack for poor designs which result in pain, erosion, infection and other injuries in many women. The Conserve hip has been linked to stem failure and metallosis, tissue necrosis, pseudo tumors and other problems.