Federal Court Overseeing C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Allows Failure to Warn, Punitive Damage Claims to Stand, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing numerous women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits against C.R. Bard, Inc. in the same federal multidistrict litigation.

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Our Firm is representing numerous women who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits in this proceeding that put forth similar allegations against C.R. Bard. We are monitoring this litigation very closely, and are pleased to see these claims moving forward.

Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.filevaginalmeshlawsuit.com/) pending against C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to Orders issued by the Court last week, a Plaintiff seeking compensation for vaginal mesh complications allegedly caused by the company’s Avaulta Plus Anterior Support System and the Avaulta Plus Posterior Support System will be able to pursue her failure to warn and punitive damage claims. In an Order dated February 5th, the Court rejected C.R. Bard’s Motion for Summary Judgment on the failure to warn claims after finding that the Plaintiff cited numerous instances where her surgeon said he would never have used the Avaulta device had he known of its risk. The following day, the Court issued another Order allowing the lawsuit’s punitive damage claims to move forward, disagreeing with C.R. Bard’s contention that its compliance with federal regulation in its handling of the Avaulta products precludes such claims. (Case No. No. 2:12-1378)

“Our Firm is representing numerous women who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits in this proceeding that put forth similar allegations against C.R. Bard. We are monitoring this litigation very closely, and are pleased to see these claims moving forward.” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices including transvaginal mesh. The Firm is offering free and confidential case evaluations to women who were allegedly harmed by products used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Vaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents, more than 10,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, organ damage, chronic pain and other painful complications following implantation of C.R. Bard’s pelvic mesh products. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the federal C.R. Bard litigation. (In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187)

Court filings indicate that more than 67,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in several litigations underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his work with the Boston Scientific proceeding, Mr. Grand is an active member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the remaining federal proceedings: In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327; Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2387; In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2440; In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.

Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated litigations established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey Superior Court. In addition, he served as a member of the plaintiff’s trial team for the state’s first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $11 million verdict for a woman who experienced vaginal mesh complications related to the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. Learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit at Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the Firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.

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