Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Boston Scientific Mesh Litigation Centralized by the JPML (Feb. 7, 2012)

Here is the Transfer Order:


Before the Panel: Before the Panel are three dockets involving allegations of defects in
various models of pelvic surgical mesh products manufactured by three groups of manufacturers.

Plaintiffs in almost twenty actions before the Panel have moved pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407, to
centralize all MDL No. 2325, MDL No. 2326, and MDL No. 2327 actions in the Southern District
of West Virginia.  In MDL No. 2325, defendant AMS has moved to centralize the MDL No. 2325
actionsin the District ofMinnesota or, alternatively, if the Panel deems centralization of three MDLs
to be  appropriate, suggests the  Southern  District of West Virginia  as transferee  district. This
litigation currently consists of approximately150 actions spread across the country, as listed on the
attached schedules. The Panel has been notified of numerous additional potentially related actions.

On the basis of the papers filed and hearing session held we find that the actions contained in
eachMDLinvolve common questions offact, and that centralization of each ofMDL No. 2325, 2326
and 2327 in the Southern District of West Virginia will serve the convenience of the parties and
witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of this litigation.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the motionsfor centralization ofMDL No. 2325,MDL
No. 2326, and MDL No. 2327 in the Southern District of West Virginia are granted.

Find it here: http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/Panel_Orders/MDL-2326-Initial_Transfer.pdf