In West Virginia, the C. R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) bellwether trial involving plaintiff Donna Cisson has finally been settled. In August 2013, the jury decided upon an award of $250,000 in compensation and $1.75 million as punitive damages. According to court documents, Judge Goodwin ruled in accordance with the jury in validating the verdict.
In addition, Judge Goodwin found that the plaintiff’s counsel presented evidence of a defective medical device.
Like many women who have filed claims against mesh manufacturers, Donna Cisson points to the C. R. Bard Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh for causing injuries to organs along with dyspareunia and transvaginal mesh erosion. Plagued by pain, bleeding, and bladder spasms, Cisson underwent a number of surgical operations whose purpose was mesh removal, according to Bloomberg.
In addition, Cisson claims that C. R. Bard acted against patient safety in not warning healthcare providers and patients about the risks associated with a transvaginal mesh implant.
As Cisson’s case was the first transvaginal mesh lawsuit to be heard in a federal court, news that Judge Goodwin upheld the verdict is important. According to the team of transvaginal mesh attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe, Judge Goodwin’s ruling highlights the importance of a strong case.
Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm headquartered in St. Louis that provides legal counsel to individuals who have been injured by defective medical devices, such as C. R. Bard’s Avaulta transvaginal mesh. Our St. Louis class action attorneys are currently offering free legal evaluations of transvaginal mesh cases. Discuss your compensation eligibility with one of our attorneys, who can also help file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Also, for a brief background on transvaginal mesh injuries, consult the Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh injury and lawsuit resource, or speak with one of our on-staff medical experts.
Share your story of how a defective medical device has impacted your quality of life with us today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh