The jury in a C. R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuit being heard in a West Virginia federal court recently awarded the plaintiff in the case, Donna Cisson, $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Following twelve hours of deliberation, the jury in Cisson v. C. R. Bard Inc. decided that the developer and manufacturer of the Avaulta transvaginal mesh products must pay the plaintiff a compensatory award of $250,000 and punitive damages in the amount of $1.75 million, according to a Bloomberg report on the bellwether trial.
Cisson filed her vaginal mesh lawsuit alleging that C.R. Bard knowingly developed and marketed a product unsuitable for use in humans. Furthermore, Cisson alleged that the Avaulta Plus mesh resulted in mesh erosion, organ damage, painful intercourse, bleeding, pelvic area pain, and spasms.
C. R. Bard plans to appeal the jury’s ruling in the Cisson case. The surgical mesh manufacturer adheres to the belief in the safety of their Avaulta transvaginal mesh products, despite the revealing evidence presented during the trial.
Cisson’s case is the first of 4,262 vaginal mesh lawsuits to be tried in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. According to a Bloomberg report, C. R. Bard faces a total of 8,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits across the U.S. The C. R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia is In re: C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2187.
Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers are pleased by the verdict of this vaginal mesh case. The team of legal and medical experts at Carey Danis & Lowe believe that when an individual claims to have been injured by a certain product or medical device, this individual deserves their day in court. Carey Danis & Lowe works diligently to make sure that our clients get the justice they so deserve for undue suffering and debilitating injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, contact the experienced trial lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation and for assistance with filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit.
Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh