$2 Million Transvaginal Mesh Award Upheld in Bard Trial, Reports D. Miller & Associates, PLLC

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Judge Goodwin, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh litigation, has upheld the jury’s award of $2 million in the first bellwhether trial. Donna Cisson, the first plaintiff of thousands to go to trial against C.R. Bard has defeated a motion to reverse her $2 million verdict.

As bellwhether trials in the C.R. Bard litigation move forward, they will receive guidance from the recently upheld verdict in the first case to go to trial. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin who presides over the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation, upheld the verdict of $2 million for the first plaintiff to go to trial, Donna Cisson.*

Cisson’s trial began in August, in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, and after two and a half weeks the jury returned an award of $2 million, $250,000 for compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages.**

"Judge Goodwin upholding this verdict is great news for future mesh plaintiffs. Ms. Cisson’s case is only the first of thousands and her win is a definite step in the right direction,” says Darren Miller, founding attorney of D. Miller and Associates, PLLC.

A safety communication issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2011 warned that serious complications associated with the surgical mesh used for treating conditions like pelvic organ prolapse were not rare.**

In addition to the C.R. Bard litigation, there are several other manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products currently involved in pending multidistrict litigation for similar claims. They include: American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast Corp., Cook Medical, Inc., and Ethicon, Inc.*** Each of these multidistrict litigations are also being presided over by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in West Virginia, the judge in the C.R. Bard cases.

“If you or a loved one has suffered complications from a transvaginal mesh product requiring removal or an additional surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. We will try and get you the help you deserve,” says Miller.

*Cisson v. C.R. Bard, Inc., 2:11-cv-00195
**http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm262435.htm
***MDL No. 2187 In Re C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
MDL No. 2325 In Re American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
MDL No. 2326 In Re Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
MDL No. 2327 In Re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
MDL No. 2387 In Re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation
MDL No. 2440 In Re Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

About D. Miller & Associates, PLLC:
Founded in 2002 by attorney Darren Miller, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC is a national law firm with practice areas in personal injury, asbestos and mesothelioma, defective drugs and devices, business and criminal law. Based in Houston, Texas, the attorneys at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, have successfully earned their clients compensation through aggressive litigation against even the most powerful of defendants. For a free legal consultation, contact the firm at 1-855-PRO-LAWYERS or at marketing@dmillerlaw.com. For more information, visit our website at http://www.dmillerlaw.com

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