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First Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trials in Federal C.R. Bard Avaulta Mesh Litigation To Begin, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC
Date:4/8/2013

ith mesh “does not improve symptomatic results or quality of life over traditional non mesh repair.”
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Since the FDA issued its warnings on transvaginal mesh, thousands of women have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of these devices.    In addition to the C.R. Bard litigation, four other vaginal mesh litigations are currently underway in the Southern District of West Virginia:

  •     In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation
        (MDL No. 2325)
  •     In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
        (MDL No. 2326);
  •     In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327); and
  •     In Re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2387).

In March, a New Jersey Superior Court jury weighing claims in the nation’s first vaginal mesh lawsuit involving an Ethicon transvaginal mesh device awarded more than $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a recipient of the Gynecare Prolift device. This past July, a California jury awarded $5.5 million to a woman who claimed to have suffered serious injuries from a C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh device.
[bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/j-j-owes-7-76-million-in-punitives-in-vaginal-mesh-case.html]
[foxnews.com/health/2013/02/26/jury-awards-335-million-in-vaginal-mesh-case-against-johnson-johnson]
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