Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard and other companies, many of which put forth the same types of claims that were at issue in this case.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 26, 2014
A California appeals court has upheld C.R. Bard, Inc.’s portion of a $5.5 million judgment awarded in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/ ) in 2012, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. In a decision rendered on November 19th, the 5th District Court of Appeals ruled that the negligence theories put forth in the lawsuit "were properly submitted to the jury and the negligence finding is supported by substantial evidence." The Appeals Court also found that C.R. Bard had received a fair trial. (Scott v. Kannappan, S-1500-CV-266034-WDE)
This case, which was originally heard in California’s Kern County Superior Court, was the first trial loss for C.R. Bard in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. In July 2012, the jury hearing the lawsuit found that the company was negligent in its handling of its Avaulta implant, a surgical mesh device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Court records indicate that C.R. Bard was ordered to pay a $3.6 million portion of the judgment, while the surgeon who implanted the Avaulta device was assessed the remainder.
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard and other companies, many of which put forth the same types of claims that were at issue in this case. We are pleased that the jury’s decision was upheld,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free case reviews to women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, as well as American Medical Systems, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.
C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents, more than 10,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard, most of which are pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. All of the lawsuits claim that the company’s surgical mesh devices used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse caused recipients to suffer serious and painful complications, including mesh erosion, scarring, infection and organ damage. Among other things, C.R. Bard is accused of failing to provide adequate warnings regarding the serious risk of vaginal mesh complications associated with the devices. (In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187)
Court filings indicate that more than 60,000 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 C.R. Bard proceeding, Mr. Grand is also an active member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the remaining vaginal mesh litigations underway in West Virginia: In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; 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 proceedings 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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