Our Firm is representing numerous women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by C.R. Bard and other companies. We are monitoring developments in these litigations very closely,
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2014
As transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that C.R. Bard Inc. may be close to settling hundreds of such cases for more than $21 million. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the agreement would resolve some 500 claims for approximately $43,000 each. The report noted that the deal was struck as a federal judge overseeing thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuit in West Virginia ordered C.R. Bard to prepare about 500 cases for trial.*
“Our Firm is representing numerous women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by C.R. Bard and other companies. We are monitoring developments in these litigations very closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free transvaginal mesh lawsuit reviews to women who were allegedly injured by pelvic mesh devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, as well as American Medical Systems, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
Court documents indicate that C.R. Bard is currently named a defendant in more than 9,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where federal cases involving the company’s pelvic mesh products have been consolidated for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for that proceeding. (In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187)
According to court records, the federal litigation’s first trial of a C.R. Bard mesh lawsuit concluded in August 2013, with a jury awarding $2 million to a woman who suffered complications related to the company’s Avaulta Plus device. After being implanted with the mesh in 2009 to correct pelvic organ prolapse, the plaintiff was forced to undergo multiple corrective procedures due to pain, bleeding, bladder spasms and other serious vaginal mesh complications. (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., 11-cv-00195)
The C.R. Bard litigation is just one of several pending in the Southern District of West Virginia for vaginal mesh lawsuits. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for a number of these proceedings, including: 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; and In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327.
Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated litigations established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10).
Women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. To find out more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website or the Firm’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. Free legal reviews can also be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.
*businessweek.com/news/2014-10-07/bard-said-to-pay-21-million-in-first-big-vaginal-mesh-accord, Bloomberg Businessweek, October 8, 2014
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