Bellwether trials are important because they can act as indicators of how future cases will progress.
(PRWEB) July 09, 2013
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits are proceeding in federal court in West Virginia. On July 8, in the first bellwether trial against C.R. Bard, a jury was selected, according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a law firm that represents hundreds of surgical mesh plaintiffs, notes that this is one of the initial steps required before a case can be tried, if at least one party has demanded trial by jury.
The plaintiff sued Bard alleging that her Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh implant injured her, according to documents filed in Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc.( 2:11-cv-00195; S.D.W.Va.). As a result of the selection, the jury will consist of five women and three men. Opening arguments were scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on July 9 with Judge Joseph R. Goodwin allowing 12 days for the completion of the trial.
“Bellwether trials are important because they can act as indicators of how future cases will progress,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP.
The last trial against Bard for vaginal mesh injuries—a state-court case in California—resulted in a $5.5 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Christine Scott, who had received an Avaulta mesh implant, according to Bloomberg.*
There are four federal bellwether trials scheduled, according to court documents. The next is scheduled for July 29, followed by the third on Aug. 19 and the fourth on Sept. 9.
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe they have suffered from the Avaulta’s alleged side effects to visit its FAQ page for quick answers to their questions about the device, its side effects and lawsuits. If there are additional questions, those looking for more information can use the contact form to get in touch with a transvaginal mesh lawyer.
*bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-24/bard-must-pay-5-5-million-over-vaginal-mesh-implants.html (July 24, 2012)
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