Melville, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2013
In recent vaginal mesh lawsuit news, C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of the Avaulta line of vaginal mesh devices, has been ordered by a jury to pay a Georgia woman $2 million for her serious bladder mesh injuries. This vaginal mesh lawsuit verdict includes $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages. The plaintiff’s vaginal mesh injuries reportedly included perforation to her internal organs, vaginal scarring, pelvic pain and pain during intercourse. According to court documents, the plaintiff’s vaginal mesh complications were so debilitating that she suffered significant negative impacts to her quality of life and eventually had to have the mesh removed.
The verdict in the two-week trial for this vaginal mesh lawsuit (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-00195) was reached after the jury had reportedly deliberated for around 12 hours. It marks the first verdict in the first bellwether case to go to trial of the four selected bellwether cases that will be litigated back-to-back in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia and that will be presided over by Judge Joseph Goodwin. The second bellwether bladder mesh lawsuit filed against C.R. Bard is set to start trial on August 19, 2013. [nj.com/business/index.ssf/2013/08
/jury_orders_cr_bard_to_pay_2_m.html August 2013]
Alonso Krangle’s experienced vaginal mesh attorneys are dedicated to standing up for victims’ rights and holding even the largest corporations accountable for their potentially dangerous medical devices. We offer free evaluations to those who have sustained serious injuries that could be linked to the use of transvaginal mesh. To discuss a potential claim with one of the compassionate vaginal mesh lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website FightForVictims.com.
The recent verdict in this Bard vaginal mesh lawsuit (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-00195) has concluded a somewhat dramatic trial process, as the first attempt to litigate this case ended with a mistrial in July 2013 when Judge Goodwin ruled that a witness’ testimony was prejudicial. The jury’s ruling in this bellwether case will be critical to in establishing future trends for the more than 5,000 bladder mesh lawsuits that have already been filed against C.R. Bard in the U.S. District Court of West Virginia (In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, 10-md-02187). [bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-15/bard-loses-250-000-verdict-in-vaginal-mesh-implant-trial.html August 2013]
Bellwether Mesh Lawsuit Alleges Bard’s Negligence
According to the complaint for this first bellwether bladder mesh lawsuit (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-00195), the plaintiff had Bard’s Avaulta Plus implanted in 2009 to treat her pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. After developing some serious complications, including internal bleeding and bladder spasms, the plaintiff was forced to undergo multiple surgeries to extract the defective mesh sling. During the trial, the plaintiff’s lawyers argued that C.R. Bard was aware that its bladder mesh posed a serious risk to women and that, despite this fact, the company failed to warn the public about these risks.
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Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on handling significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, qui tam/whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and New Jersey.
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