We were closely monitoring the progress of this case, as its outcome could have provided insight into how juries might rule in similar vaginal mesh lawsuits pending against the company.
New York, New York (PRWEB) February 18, 2015
C.R. Bard Inc. has agreed to settle a bellwether transvaginal mesh lawsuit (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) that was scheduled to go to trial this week in the federal litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the complaint had been filed on behalf of a woman who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications related to the company’s Avaulta Plus Anterior Support System and the Avaulta Plus Posterior Support System. The terms of the settlement are confidential. (Case No. No. 2:12-1378)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women in the federal transvaginal mesh litigations, and we are extremely pleased the parties have elected to settle this case. Our attorneys were closely monitoring its progress, as it could have provided clues as to the outcome of other vaginal mesh lawsuits pending against the company,” 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 surgical mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents, more than 10,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending against C.R. Bard in the Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. All of the lawsuits pending in the proceeding similarly allege that pelvic mesh devices marketed by C.R. Bard caused recipients to experience mesh erosion, organ damage, chronic pain, and other serious vaginal mesh complications. The lawsuits further claim that the company’s products were not subjected to adequate testing to ensure their safety, and that doctors and patients were not warned about their significant risks. (In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187)
Court records indicate that the federal litigation’s first C.R. Bard bellwether trial concluded in August 2013, with a jury awarding the plaintiff $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages. (Case No. 11-cv-00195) A week later, an undisclosed settlement was reached in what would have been the proceeding’s second bellwether trial. (Case No. 11-cv-00012)
According to court documents, more than 67,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia against various medical device manufacturers. In addition to his work on the federal C.R. Bard litigation, Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the remaining vaginal mesh 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: 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: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327; and 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’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 have experienced mesh erosion, pain during sexual intercourse, organ damage and other serious complications allegedly due to transvaginal mesh may be eligible to join this litigation. 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. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.
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