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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.

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.

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.

Jury Rules Against C. R. Bard in Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial & Awards Plaintiff $2 Million

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

cr_bard_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuit_claims_settlementsThe 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.

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 Trial Hears Testimony from Expert Witness

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

trans_vaginal_mesh_complications_recall_fda_erosion_lawsuit_settlementsThe C.R. Bard bellwether transvaginal mesh trial in the U.S. District for the Southern District of West Virginia

completed its first week on August 2. The plaintiff in the case, Donna Cisson, filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard claiming that she sustained serious injuries following an implant of the Avaulta surgical mesh.

At the end of the first week, the court heard testimony from an expert expert witness, Anthony Brennan, a professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida Gainesville. Brennan testified that the Avaulta vaginal mesh represents a poorly designed product manufactured from an unsafe material that is unsuitable for internal use.

The case is Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., MDL-2187; 2:11-cv-00195.

There are currently 4,156 cases consolidated into the C.R. Bard mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL). In addition the the C.R. Bard MDL, there are five other mesh MDLs being heard in the West Virginia federal court, with over 23,000 pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm that represents women who claim to have been injured by transvaginal mesh products. Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh attorneys are keeping a close eye on the C.R. Bard bellwether trial, as our team continues to receive inquiries from individuals about their legal options and the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit news.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free transvaginal mesh lawsuit consultation by calling 800.721.2519 or 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.