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C.R. Bard Appeal of $5.5 Million Verdict Denied

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitThe California Supreme Court recently denied the appeal of a transvaginal mesh manufacturer, C.R. Bard, who sought to annul a 2012 jury verdict awarding $5.5 million to the plaintiff in the transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Upon receiving the jury’s verdict, C.R. Bard declared that they planned to appeal the decision.

In a Bloomberg report from July 2012, a C.R. Bard representative named Scott Lowry stated that the “the complications suffered by the plaintiff…are not the fault” of C.R. Bard.

The plaintiff in the case, Christine Scott, received an implant of the C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus. Scott experienced mesh erosion, which in turn resulted in stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic pain, according to a Bloomberg report.

The Scott case was the first transvaginal mesh lawsuit to go to trial in the U.S., and thus, it is meaningful whether the case rests in favor of the plaintiff or defendant. C.R. Bard may be out of options for overturning the Scott verdict, and with increasing pressure to settle transvaginal mesh lawsuits, the mesh manufacturer may be moved to let the verdict rest.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is a team of dedicated defective medical device lawyers who are currently filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who sustained injuries from C.R. Bard implants, or implants manufactured by another company, such as Ethicon or Boston Scientific.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, we encourage you to use our offer of a free, no obligation case evaluation in order to better understand your case, legal options, and compensation eligibility.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Judge Rules in Accordance with Jury’s Verdict

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cr_bard_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_claims_settlementsIn 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.

Carey Danis & Lowe Encouraged by C. R. Bard Settlement in New Jersey Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

gI_58887_TVMThe law firm of Carey Danis & Lowe continues to closely follow transvaginal mesh lawsuit news across the country. As a national law firm representing women who allege that transvaginal mesh caused them harm and injury, Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers were encouraged by the outcome of a lawsuit in New Jersey involving the medical device manufacturer, C. R. Bard.

The transvaginal mesh lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial in late September in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Atlantic City, according to Bloomberg.* However, before proceedings could commence, C. R. Bard reached a settlement agreement with the plaintiff. The settlement amount has not been made public.

The lawsuit, Virgil v. C. R. Bard Inc., ATL-L6917-10, involves a Colorado woman, Melanie Virgil, who received an implant of the C. R. Bard Avaulta Plus mesh. In her lawsuit, Virgil claims that the C. R. Bard mesh severely impacted her health, requiring several surgical operations.

In past lawsuits that went to trial, C. R. Bard was ordered to pay $5.5 million in a California case, and $2 million in a federal case in West Virginia.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The C. R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) is In re: C. R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2187. C. R. Bard faces approximately 4,600 cases in the West Virginia MDL.

Carey Danis & Lowe lawyers are currently working on transvaginal mesh cases, and are offering legal evaluations to parties that claim injury. For more information about legal services provided by the attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe, call 800-721-2519.

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ABOUT CAREY DANIS & LOWE

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519 for more information.

C. R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settled in New Jersey

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

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.

C. R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial in West Virginia Federal Court Approaching Completion

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cr_bard_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_claims_settlementsA plaintiff in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit in West Virginia will soon know the outcome of her case against C. R. Bard. The first bellwether trial in the C. R. Bard multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is approaching completion with closing arguments being presented on August 14.

The jury also heard expert witness testimony from defense witness and medical doctor, John Heller, and Christopher Doerr, a doctor who has provided treatment to the plaintiff. According to a report on the bellwether trial from Drug Watch, the two medical doctors were not in agreement on whether the plaintiff’s pain and injuries were caused by C. R. Bard’s Avaulta transvaginal mesh.

The plaintiff in the federal bellwether trial is Donna Cisson, who claims that after undergoing surgery to implant C. R. Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh, she experienced incredible pain, suffering, and injury. Additionally, the plaintiff underwent a number of surgical procedures to remove the transvaginal mesh and repair injuries that the plaintiff claims were caused by C. R. Bard’ surgical mesh.

In its own investigations into the side effects of transvaginal mesh, Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers have noted that, in some cases, patients have reported that transvaginal mesh has been the cause of organ damage, intense pain in the pelvic region, bleeding, and infection.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also looked into the matter of transvaginal mesh implantation for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In their review of the available data, the FDA observed that patients most often reported transvaginal mesh erosion and contraction.

Transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are currently taking transvaginal mesh cases. If you or someone you love has been injured by a transvaginal mesh product, including the C. R. Bard Avaulta Plus, contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal consultation, to speak with a nurse, and for assistance with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

Call Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519, or reach our legal and medical experts by submitting a personal injury claim form.

C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Now Underway Following Mistrial

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Anterior-Vaginal-MeshFollowing 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.