Following a mistrial ruling due to inappropriate witness testimony, the federal court in West Virginia overseeing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which are consolidated into six different multidistrict litigation (MDL) suits, has recommenced the transvaginal mesh bellwether trial in the C.R. Bard MDL as of July 29, 2013.
The bellwether case involves the plaintiff, Donna Cisson, who received an implant of C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh product. Cisson’s urogynecologist and surgeon provided testimony on July 30 about his diagnosis of Cisson as having pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The urogynecologist also went on to share how he felt that, prior to Cisson’s surgery, the Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh product would be suitable for the plaintiff, according to a Drugwatch article on the trial.
In late June, it was disclosed that, in manufacturing their Avaulta transvaginal mesh products, C. R. Bard had used a type of plastic unfit for permanent implantation in humans. Plaintiffs have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against C. R. Bard and other mesh manufacturers citing a defective design and a failure to inform about health risks.
In Cisson’s case, she filed her transvaginal mesh lawsuit against C. R. Bard claiming that their Avaulta mesh caused pelvic area pain, involuntary pelvic muscle movement, bleeding, and required numerous surgical operations to remove the mesh product.
Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers are pleased to see this transvaginal mesh lawsuit move forward in court after it being declared a mistrial the first time round. In the coming days, Carey Danis & Lowe will closely monitor court proceedings.
As a transvaginal mesh law firm representing individuals who claim to have been harmed by transvaginal mesh products, like C. R. Bard’s Avaulta Plus, our transvaginal mesh lawyers understand that the outcome of this bellwether case may influence future transvaginal mesh cases.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, contact Carey Danis & Lowe today for a free legal evaluation and for assistance with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Call 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim form.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh