Next Case Against Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer CR Bard Already Going to Trial
The second in a series of bellwether cases against transvaginal mesh manufacturer CR Bard is already headed to trial in the US District Court of West Virginia – it began on August 19th, the week after the first CR Bard bellwether case was decided in favor of the plaintiff.
North Carolina residents Wanda Queen and her husband Greg filed the lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Georgia, and it was then transferred to the CR Bard Transvaginal Mesh MDL.
Queen states in her personal injury lawsuit that she was implanted with Bard’s Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support mesh system to treat pelvic organ prolapse. As a result of the implant, Queen has suffered classic problems with her transvaginal mesh, including emotional suffering and physical pain, permanent injury, and physical deformity. She has already had to undergo several surgeries to remove the mesh, and she will have to undergo future surgeries. She cannot have sexual relations with her husband without pain, as well, which has impacted their relationship and caused both of them mental and emotional suffering.
Queen alleges in her personal injury suit that the mesh manufacturer CR Bard allowed a defective product to enter the market, and the company failed to provide adequate warning of the Avaulta mesh’s dangers.
The case is the second bellwether suit out of more than 8,000 personal injury lawsuits against CR Bard alone. There are more than 20,000 mesh personal injury lawsuits pending in courts across the country.
A Few Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Already Decided
One of the first transvaginal mesh cases, Smith vs. Johnson & Johnson, was decided in the medical manufacturer’s favor. However, other cases since then have come out in favor of the plaintiff.
The first major transvaginal mesh personal injury case to go to trial was Christine Scott’s lawsuit against CR Bard in California. While her case was not part of a multidistrict litigation, nor was it a bellwether case, Scott won $5.5 million for herself and her husband, to help with her medical bills caused by her original transvaginal mesh surgery, and for her and her husband’s emotional pain and suffering.
The first bellwether case against Ethicon, the subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson responsible for the company’s transvaginal mesh products, ended in an $11 million award to plaintiff Linda Gross. Meanwhile, Endo Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of American Medical Systems, offered $54.5 million to some of their transvaginal mesh victims.
While many of the cases against mesh manufacturers have ended in favor of the plaintiff, the manufacturers still plan to appeal many of the cases.
The Strom Law Firm Represents Women in Transvaginal Mesh Personal Injury Cases
It is important to hold medical manufacturers, including manufacturers of transvaginal mesh, to the highest ethical standard. If you or a loved one have had surgery involving mesh, and have since suffered painful side effects including bleeding, infection, organ perforation, and constant pain in the lower extremities, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm understand the suffering caused by defective devices like transvaginal mesh, and can help with your case. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss your concerns, so do not hesitate to contact us. 803.252.4800.