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C.R. Bard Settles Its Second Transvaginal Mesh Case in West Virginia Multidistrict Litigation, Notes Parker Waichman LLP
Date:8/22/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) August 22, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, notes that C.R. Bard has agreed to settle for an undisclosed amount the second trial regarding its Avaulta-branded vaginal mesh device, according to court documents. The trial began, and was settled on, the same date, Aug. 21, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division (Queen v. C.R. Bard Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-00012).

The settlement occurs about one week after another federal jury awarded a total of $2 million in damages to a Georgia woman, having found that C.R. Bard Inc. had failed to warn of the potential dangers associated with its Avaulta-branded vaginal mesh device, according to court documents. On Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, the jurors awarded the woman $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages. The trial had begun on July 29, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division (Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-00195).

“While we don’t know the amount of the settlement this time, we are hopeful that it will sufficiently help this claimant get the medical attention she may require in the future,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “And since the allegations in the first two trials are similar to what many women are alleging in the pending litigations, we are optimistic that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for all of those claimants injured by these products.”

Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been formulated into six MDLs pending in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West V
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