A federal court has designated 60 Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits as “miniwave 1” cases in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) currently underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. The claims were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered adverse health complications after being implanted with vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
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What’s the Problem?
According to a court order issued Dec. 17, the Miniwave 1 cases will be transferred or remanded to the appropriate federal district court after pre-trial hearings have been completed. 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. All of the complaints were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion or other complications following implantation of the company’s pelvic mesh products.
In October, Bard agreed to pay over $21 million to resolve more than 500 mesh lawsuits, in the first large-scale settlement of claims over the company’s devices, according to Bloomberg News. The settlement averages out to approximately $43,000 per claim to settle several lawyers’ inventories of vaginal mesh cases.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Bard, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and other vaginal mesh manufacturers to conduct additional safety studies to determine rates of organ damage and other complications linked to the devices. More than 70,000 mesh devices were inserted in women in 2010 alone, according to court documents.
Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesh complications cases in all 50 states.
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