A Colorado woman’s transvaginal mesh lawsuit was set to go to trial in New Jersey when C. R. Bard, the defendant in the case, decided to settle the case. Filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Atlantic County, the plaintiff’s case is in the process of being settled for an undisclosed amount.
According to a Bloomberg article, the plaintiff in the case, Melanie Virgil, endured transvaginal mesh erosion after being implanted with a C. R. Bard Avaulta Plus mesh product.
Last month, in Cisson v. C. R. Bard, the jury in the case ordered C. R. Bard to pay the plaintiff in the case, Donna Cisson, a compensatory award and punitive damages amounting in $2 million. This case was the first case to go to trial in a federal court.
C. R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The case is In re: C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2187, and is being heard by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.
Judge Goodwin is also overseeing transvaginal mesh MDLs concerning mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Ethicon, Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast Corp., and Cook Medical Inc.
As of mid-September, 4,687 cases are pending in the C. R. Bard MDL, which is up by 425 cases since Carey Danis & Lowe last reported on the state of the C. R. Bard MDL in late August. This is a clear indicator that women continue to seek a day in court following an injury they believe was sustained from a mesh implant.
Plaintiffs have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against C. R. Bard and other transvaginal mesh manufacturers alleging that these products resulted in serious injuries. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most commonly reported transvaginal mesh injuries include mesh erosion and mesh contraction.
In addition, women who have received a transvaginal mesh implant have also experienced organ perforation, pelvic area pain, bleeding, infection, and painful intercourse.
Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers work closely with you and your family to provide expert legal advice and medical information. Share your transvaginal mesh story with the Carey Danis & Lowe team, and receive a free legal evaluation of your case. Also, speak with one of our medical experts for more information on transvaginal mesh health concerns.
Carey Danis & Lowe believes that, in cases where a medical device manufacturer has released a harmful product onto the market, it is important that a day in court be granted to all of those who have been injured.
Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by submitting a personal injury claim form.
References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh