A couple weeks ago, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) met in Miami to discuss the consolidation of claims against several transvaginal mesh manufacturers. I previously wrote about this issue.
Today, the JPML issued its decision. As requested by many of the plaintiffs, the Court has consolidated the pre-trial proceedings in the Southern District of West Virginia. The present decision applies to those claims against American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corporation, and Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson related entity).