Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced medical device law firm, report that two important bellwether trials are set to get underway in the coming months in state and federal litigations established for C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits. On June 11th, the first C.R. Bard bellwether trial will begin in the federal litigation in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. (In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187) In addition, the judge overseeing hundreds of C.R. Bard vaginal mesh lawsuits in a Multicounty Litigation in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County, has scheduled that litigation’s first C.R. Bard vaginal mesh lawsuit trial for September 23rd. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)
According to Wright & Schulte LLC, these transvaginal mesh or bladder mesh lawsuit trials are extremely important, as they will help gauge the strength of plaintiffs’ claims in similar cases. The firm is already representing numerous women who have allegedly experienced painful vaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by C.R. Bard and other companies. If you or someone you love suffered serious, life-altering transvaginal mesh complications following implantation of pelvic mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
Court records indicate that thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are pending in four other multidistrict litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, including:
Additional lawsuits involving transvaginal mesh devices marketed by Ethicon have also been consolidated in a second Multicounty Litigation underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
So far, two vaginal mesh lawsuits have gone to trial, both ending in wins for the plaintiffs. In March, a New Jersey Superior Court jury weighing claims in that litigation’s first Ethicon bellwether trial ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a recipient of the Gynecare Prolift device. (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey) Last July, a jury in California awarded $5.5 million to a woman and her husband in the nation’s first C.R. Bard vaginal mesh trial. (Scott v. Kannappan, S-1500-CV-266034-WDE, Superior Court for Kern County, California)
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), transvaginal mesh devices have been implanted in thousands of women to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In an October 2008 Public Heath Notification the FDA advised it had received more than 1,000 complaints over a three year period relating to transvaginal mesh products. In a second Public Health Notification issued in July 2011, the FDA reported that it had received a total of 2,864 additional reports of vaginal mesh complications. The agency concluded that serious transvaginal mesh injuries in pelvic organ prolapse repair, were “not rare,” and further advised that this procedure “does not improve symptomatic results or quality of life over traditional non mesh repair.”
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PublicHealthNotifications/ucm061976.htm; FDA, October 2008]
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/UroGynSurgicalMesh/default.htm; FDA, July 2011]
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