As the vaginal mesh implant multidistrict litigation continues in West Virginia, attorneys for one of the bellwether plaintiffs recently filed a motion alleging that officials of Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, manufacturers of the Gynecare Prolift implant, lost or disposed of potentially hundreds of thousands of documents over the past decade despite orders to preserve the information. The filing was made as the parties gear up for trial, currently set for February 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia federal court. The motion alleges that Ethicon employees admitted to the destroying documents. The motion asks the court to limit Ethicon’s ability to rely on various defenses in the bellwether and other trials.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against Johnson & Johnson.