Transvaginal Mesh Trial in Dallas this week

A Transvaginal Mesh Trial in Dallas this week will be prosecuted by Texas attorneys from Dallas and Houston.

Tomorrow, March 18, jurors will hear opening arguments  in a Transvaginal Mesh Trial in a Dallas courtroom.  The plaintiff, a 61-year-old Texas woman, will be represented by Freese & Goss, with assistance from Matthews & Associates and Dallas attorney Rich Capshaw. This case specifically concerns a Gynecare TVT Obturator System product made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, but the outcome of the case could eventually affect hundreds or even thousands of similar cases.

Johnson & Johnson won the first TVT trial in Charleston, West Virginia last month after MDL Judge Joseph Goodwin disallowed plaintiff Carolyn Lewis’ warnings claim and later threw her case out of court for what he judged to be a lack of evidence in the plaintiff’s attempting to prosecute a defective product claim.

There is a curious lack of national news focused on transvaginal mesh injury cases, considering the sheer numbers of women they concern. More than 50,000 have been filed in state courts such as Texas, and in the Federal multi-district litigation court set up in Charleston, West Virginia.

The case to be tried in Dallas is Batiste vs. Johnson & Johnson. It is in the court of Judge Ken Molberg in the 95th Judicial District Court at the George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building – 600 Commerce Street, 6th Floor New Tower, Dallas, TX 75202

The trial starts at 9:00 Tuesday, March 19, and is scheduled to run for at least two weeks.