C.R. Bard Inc. has been denied a motion to exclude certain evidence pertaining to the company’s implants in a federally-filed transvaginal mesh lawsuit trial slated to begin this week, court records indicate.

According to recent documents, the motion relates to a case scheduled to head to trial on Friday, January 10th in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, and involves certain information about its Avaulta pelvic mesh products. Thousands of plaintiffs in federally-filed cases over these devices allege their potential to erode within the body, causing chronic pain, infection, and other complications after insertion.

Among other claims included in this litigation, women similarly accuse C.R. Bard of failing to adequately warn about the risks associated with its pelvic mesh, which they say was defectively designed. A Case List update in January indicates that a total of 6,362 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have now been filed over the company’s Avaulta devices.

This proceeding’s upcoming trial follows an August 2013 decision to award $2 billion in damages to a woman implanted with C.R. Bard’s Avaulta mesh. A year earlier, the company was ordered to pay $3.6 million of a $5.5 million judgment to a Plaintiff whose injuries were found by a California Superior Court jury to be a result of the device. (Scott v. Kannappan, S-1500-CV-266034-WDE, Superior Court for Kern County, California (Bakersfield))

Also in the Southern District of West Virginia, more than 40,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed over devices manufactured by companies including American Medical Systems, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, and Boston Scientific Corp.

Over 7,000 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Now Filed Against C.R. Bard

In addition to the fast-moving federal C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuit litigation, cases alleging injuries caused by the company’s Avaulta mesh products are also pending in a consolidated proceeding established in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. According to documents updated on January 2014, a total of 924 cases are now pending at this location, where a number of cases over mesh devices marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have also been filed.

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Published January 9, 2014 by