C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as Federal Judge Orders 200 Lawsuits to be Slated for Discovery, Parker Waichman Reports

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The federal judge overseeing the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh litigation has ordered 200 cases to be selected for discovery. Parker Waichman is representing a number of women who were injured, allegedly due to their C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh products.

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Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, reports that the litigation over C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh is moving forward. According to court documents, on January 16th federal Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia ordered attorneys for the plaintiffs and the defense to select 100 lawsuits each. These selected cases will be prepared for trial, either in the Southern District of West Virginia or in the plaintiffs’ home districts. Judge Goodwin is overseeing thousands of cases in the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation entitled In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187).    

“We are glad that the litigation is moving forward,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “We represent many women who have filed lawsuits pertaining to the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh, and continue to provide free legal advice for anyone who wants to know more about their rights.” In addition to C.R. Bard, Parker Waichman has filed a number of lawsuits against other transvaginal mesh manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson (In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327) , American Medical Systems (In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2325) and Boston Scientific (In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2326). Judge Joseph Goodwin is overseeing all of these MDLs in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Court documents show that there are almost 7,000 lawsuits over C.R. Bard’s Avaulta transvaginal mesh. Plaintiffs in the litigation suffered painful and sometimes permanent complications, allegedly due to the Avaulta. According to Court records, C.R. Bard was ordered to pay $2 million to the plaintiff at the conclusion of the first bellwether trial in August (Cisson et al. v. C.R. Bard Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-00195, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia). Court documents also indicate that the second bellwether trial was settled on the day the trial was scheduled to begin.

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free lawsuit consultations to victims of transvaginal mesh injuries. If you or a loved one experienced complications following mesh-related surgery for POP or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), please visit the firm's transvaginal mesh injury page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
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