Mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard is reportedly in talks to settle the thousands of pelvic mesh lawsuits pending against it in federal and state courts across the country. At the urging of federal judge Joseph R. Goodwin, C.R. Bard’s attorneys and plaintiffs’ lead counsel have been discussing a global settlement of all pending cases. Thornton Law Firm represents women who have been injured by C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh – please call 888-341-1405 if you have any questions about how this possible settlement may affect your legal rights
On February 12th Judge Goodwin appointed a Special Master, attorney Ellen Reisman, with the consent and approval of both Bard’s and plaintiff’ counsel. Ms. Reisman will facilitate discussions regarding the settlement of the Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Reisman is national settlement counsel for other mesh manufacturers as well.
Last week the bellwether trial of Debra Wise, alleging injuries from Bard’s Avaulta Plus Anterior Support System and the Avaulta Plus Posterior Support System, scheduled to begin on February 18th, was reported as settled. Terms of that settlement are confidential.
C. R. Bard manufactured several transvaginal mesh implants. Its best selling product line, Avaulta, was withdrawn from the market in July 2012 in response to the FDA’s order in July of 2011 requiring manufacturers to complete additional safety testing to keep their products on the market. In 2013 documents that had been held under seal were released, showing that Bard had deliberately used a plastic resin in its transvaginal mesh that it knew was unsafe and unfit for implantation in humans.
Many women have suffered failure of their transvaginal mesh implants. Some conditions associated with pelvic mesh failure include bleeding, incontinence,chronic vaginal discharge, infection, pain during sexual intercourse, severe pain,mesh erosion, bladder obstruction, and even organ perforation and death. For many women even implant removal does not end the severe pain side effect. If you received a transvaginal mesh implant and believe you have suffered complications, contact your doctor immediately. For legal advice about your pelvic mesh implant, the Boston vaginal mesh attorneys at Thornton Law Firm will give you a free, confidential evaluation of your legal rights. Call our toll free number 888-341-1405 or tell us your story here. Like all legal claims, pelvic mesh claims have short time limits, so do not delay seeking legal advice.