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Verdict Upheld in 2012 California Transvaginal Mesh Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

crbardtransvaginalmeshlawsuitIn 2012, C.R. Bard faced its first transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The trial took place in a California court, and resulted in the jury deciding to award the plaintiff $5.5 million. C.R. Bard appealed the ruling, and in late November 2014, a California appeals court upheld the majority of the 2012 verdict.

Though the jury called for a $5.5 million award, the portion of the plaintiff’s award for which C.R. Bard was responsible was minimized to $3.6 million. This latter figure the appeals court upheld in the November ruling.

The California case involved a woman who received the C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The woman filed her lawsuit against C.R. Bard after sustaining serious injuries from the defective Avaulta implant.

As the appeals process in this California case did not turn out in C.R. Bard’s favor, perhaps the manufacturer will begin to see that losing in a trial, and appealing the verdict, is a futile strategy, especially in light of the thousands of lawsuits they face in federal and state courts across the U.S.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are encouraged by the appeals court’s decision to uphold the 2012 verdict. It is a confirmation that strong cases stand up in court.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

With years of experience in working on cases involving defective transvaginal mesh, the dedicated team of lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are known for working tirelessly to recover losses for our clients in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. When you seek the legal assistance of Carey Danis & Lowe, you can rest assured that our team will build a strong case, and win you a day in court to share your story of pain and suffering.

We would like to hear from you if you have been injured by transvaginal mesh. Call Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Check the Carey Danis & Lowe law blog often for transvaginal mesh lawsuit updates.

Verdict Upheld in 2012 California Transvaginal Mesh Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

crbardtransvaginalmeshlawsuitIn 2012, C.R. Bard faced its first transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The trial took place in a California court, and resulted in the jury deciding to award the plaintiff $5.5 million. C.R. Bard appealed the ruling, and in late November 2014, a California appeals court upheld the majority of the 2012 verdict.

Though the jury called for a $5.5 million award, the portion of the plaintiff’s award for which C.R. Bard was responsible was minimized to $3.6 million. This latter figure the appeals court upheld in the November ruling.

The California case involved a woman who received the C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The woman filed her lawsuit against C.R. Bard after sustaining serious injuries from the defective Avaulta implant.

As the appeals process in this California case did not turn out in C.R. Bard’s favor, perhaps the manufacturer will begin to see that losing in a trial, and appealing the verdict, is a futile strategy, especially in light of the thousands of lawsuits they face in federal and state courts across the U.S.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are encouraged by the appeals court’s decision to uphold the 2012 verdict. It is a confirmation that strong cases stand up in court.

Legal Assistance for Mesh Victims

With years of experience in working on cases involving defective transvaginal mesh, the dedicated team of lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are known for working tirelessly to recover losses for our clients in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. When you seek the legal assistance of Carey Danis & Lowe, you can rest assured that our team will build a strong case, and win you a day in court to share your story of pain and suffering.

We would like to hear from you if you have been injured by transvaginal mesh. Call Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Check the Carey Danis & Lowe law blog often for transvaginal mesh lawsuit updates.

C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh MDL Judge Seeks Efficiency

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

gavel_multidistrict_litigation_settlements_trial_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitsFeeling that more progress must be made in the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL), the presiding judge decided to begin reviewing similar cases in bulk sets, what the court is calling “Waves”, to expedite the resolution process for both plaintiffs and defendants. One of the primary reasons for Judge Joseph R. Goodwin’s decision is the ever increasing number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits being consolidated not only into the C.R. Bard MDL, but also into the other six transvaginal mesh MDLs in West Virginia, all of which are being managed by Judge Goodwin.

According to pretrial order (PTO) #131, there are around 9,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the C.R. Bard MDL.

Judge Goodwin noted in the PTO that there are over 60,000 cases in all seven of the transvaginal mesh MDLs being heard in a U.S. District Court in West Virginia.

In order to uphold the reason for an MDL’s existence, which in part is “to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding”, a rule that Judge Goodwin included in the PTO, the judge ordered that cases in “Wave 3” involve only those wherein the plaintiff received only a C.R. Bard Avaulta product.

After removing cases from Wave 3 that involve products not manufactured by C.R. Bard, the court expects to transfer cases to a federal district court if the cases were filed directly into the C.R. Bard MDL. If the cases were transferred to the MDL, the plan is to transfer those cases back to the federal district court in the state from which the case originated.

The St. Louis law firm of Carey Danis & Lowe is encouraged by Judge Goodwin’s adherence to efficiency in acknowledging that more measurable progress needs to be made in the C.R. Bard MDL. Through sound legal management, such as that displayed by Judge Goodwin, cases can be more swiftly resolved, closing what is for many a chapter of extreme pain and suffering.

Defective Medical Device Lawyers

Carey Danis & Lowe practices defective medical device litigation, and represents women from all over the U.S. who allege injury from C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh products.

If you or someone you love sustained an injury from C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh, or another transvaginal mesh product, our law firm invites you to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility during a free case evaluation.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Give us a call at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

We look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.

New Order Filed in C.R. Bard Mesh MDL

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cr_bard_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_claims_settlementsThe C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia is seeking to gather a precise enumeration of transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeted against mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard. According to a pretrial order filed on December 31, 2013, the presiding judge, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, believes that conducting a census of all lawsuits, either those pending in the C.R. Bard MDL or those cases yet to be filed, will lead to a more efficient legal process.

Information on each case, whether filed or yet to be filed, will be collected via a spreadsheet, and submitted to the court by mid-January 2014. The spreadsheet requires plaintiffs to provide data on implanted transvaginal mesh products, the removal of mesh products, and dates of surgical operations.

The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe are optimistic about the future of the C.R. Bard MDL in light of this pretrial order. The census is an indicator that the court is dedicated to efficiency, which works in the favor of all parties involved, most especially victims of defective mesh products.

Carey Danis & Lowe represents those who believe that they were injured by a transvaginal mesh product, including C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh. Explore your legal options with a Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh attorney in a free initial consultation.

In an effort to provide those injured by defective medical devices with more than legal assistance, Carey Danis & Lowe works with an on-staff team of medical experts available to provide you with detailed information about transvaginal mesh and patient health and safety.

Carey Danis & Lowe is here to listen to your transvaginal mesh story. Contact us today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing 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.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Second Bard Trial in West Virginia Settled

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsThe second C. R. Bard bellwether trial in a West Virginia federal court has been settled.

The plaintiff in the Bard trial in West Virginia, Wanda Queen, filed her transvaginal mesh lawsuit claiming that C. R. Bard’s Avaulta mesh product caused her severe pain. Furthermore, Queen claims to have undergone six surgical operations to repair damages from C. R. Bard mesh.

The settlement, whose amount has not been disclosed, follows the decision delivered by a jury in mid-August ordering Bard to pay $2 million to a plaintiff in compensatory and punitive damages in Cisson v. C. R. Bard, Inc. The case involving plaintiff Donna Cisson was the first bellwether trial in the C. R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia.

Also, in July 2012, a California jury awarded a plaintiff in a C. R. Bard lawsuit $5.5 million for damages and medical expenses, according to a Bloomberg report.

The decisions delivered thus far in C. R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits show a clear trend, and communicate that C. R. Bard will be held responsible for releasing defective products onto the market.

In light of the outcome of these three cases, Carey Danis & Lowe is optimistic about the future of C. R. Bard transvaginal mesh cases. Our transvaginal mesh lawyers encourage those who believe that their injuries stem from receiving an implant of a transvaginal mesh product to contact our law firm to speak with both a medical expert and one of our experienced lawyers.

Get medical advice from one of our nurses about injuries commonly associated with a transvaginal mesh implant. In addition, receive a free legal evaluation about your vaginal mesh case from one of our experienced trial lawyers, who is also available to assist with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

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 Bellwether Trial News: Revealing Deposition in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cr_bard_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_claims_settlementsThe deposition of a former C.R. Bard president responsible for the creation and promotion of C.R. Bard’s Avaulta mesh product was played for the jury on August 6 in a bellwether trial being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. According to a Drug Watch report on the C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation (MDL) bellwether trial, the filmed deposition lasted for seven hours.

The deposition’s contents are quite revealing, in that they present a lack of awareness, effort, and care on the part of the former president in addressing concerns related to the Avaulta’s design.

The bellwether trial involves the plaintiff, Donna Cisson, who received an implant of C.R. Bard’s Avaulta transvaginal mesh. In filing her transvaginal mesh lawsuit, Cisson claims that the Avaulta mesh is a defective product and is the source of her serious injuries.

Due to mounting reports from women who experienced injuries following surgery to implant transvaginal mesh, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began a review of data on implantation of transvaginal mesh products to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In their review, the FDA discovered that patients most often experienced transvaginal mesh erosion or contraction. In addition, women who alleged to have been injured by transvaginal mesh quite often claimed that the mesh caused severe pelvic pain, bleeding, infection, organ damage, and painful intercourse.

Carey Danis & Lowe attorneys continue to take questions from women who claim to have been harmed by a transvaginal mesh product. Contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation. Our attorneys and health care experts are here to listen to your story, and to provide you with expert legal and medical advice.

Call 800.721.2519 or submit 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.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Mistrial Ruling Delivered in First C. R. Bard Bellwether Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsThe first bellwether trial in the C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation in a West Virginia federal court has come to a sudden halt following a mistrial ruling. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin ruled in favor of a mistrial following an overly revealing statement made by a gynecologist acting as an expert witness for the plaintiff in the case.

With the revelation that C.R. Bard pulled their Avaulta transvaginal mesh products from the market in 2012, C. R. Bard’s lawyers and Judge Goodwin conceded that the trial could no longer be deemed fair. In a Bloomberg article on the C. R. Bard mistrial, Judge Goodwin went on to state that he considered the gynecologist’s statement to be something that could not be ignored by the jury in the case.

As of July 11, 2013, there are approximately 3,910 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been consolidated into the C.R. Bard MDL in West Virginia. Plaintiffs have filed their transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that C.R. Bard’s Avaulta transvaginal mesh products cause serious internal injuries following implantation.

C.R. Bard is not the only transvaginal mesh manufacturer facing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the West Virginia federal court. Plaintiffs who claim to have been injured following transvaginal mesh implantation surgery have filed lawsuits against American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corp., Ethicon, Coloplast Corp., and Cook Medical. Judge Goodwin is presiding over each of these transvaginal mesh MDLs in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Though the news of the mistrial is an unexpected outcome, Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers want to inform individuals who believe that they have been injured by a transvaginal mesh product to still seek legal advice.

Carey Danis & Lowe encourages those who claim injury from transvaginal mesh to explore our transvaginal mesh information page. Once there, visitors can learn more about eligibility and receive assistance in filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.