C.R. Bard Agrees to Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit One Week after Plaintiff Awarded $2 Million in Similar Case
C.R. Bard Inc. has agreed to settle a vaginal mesh lawsuit filed by a woman who allegedly suffered permanent injuries caused by an implant from the company’s line of Avaulta pelvic mesh devices, Bloomberg.com reports.
According to an article published August 21st, the plaintiff in this case allegedly suffered physical deformity and other serious injuries due to C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support System. This vaginal mesh lawsuit, which had been selected to serve as the second of four bellwether trials in the federal litigation established in the Southern District of West Virginia also alleged that the plaintiff’s injuries forced her to undergo six revision surgeries.
C.R. Bard’s decision to settle this lawsuit came at the heels of a verdict to award $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the plaintiff involved in the proceeding’s first bellwether trial. During the trial for that case, which ended on August 15th after a jury in West Virginia found Bard liable for injuries caused by its Avaulta Plus mesh device, transvaginal mesh lawyers argued that the company knowingly used a plastic resin in certain implants the manufacturer deemed unsuitable for human use. (In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187)
C.R. Bard Devices Named in at Least 5,000 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Filed in the U.S.
C.R. Bard is currently facing more than 5,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging injuries from its transvaginal mesh implants, many of which are pending in a federal proceeding established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. At that location, thousands of federally-filed lawsuits alleging mesh erosion, pain, scarring, and other injuries have been consolidated into separate proceedings. These federal litigations include: In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2325; In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2326; and In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2327.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is currently serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for these federal litigations.
Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in a consolidated litigation involving lawsuits over C.R. Bard products established in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court.
Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
With transvaginal mesh lawsuits moving forward at a steady rate, the time is now to file a claim. To learn more about vaginal mesh complications, call an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414.