New York, New York (PRWEB) August 16, 2013
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, notes that, according to court documents, a federal jury has awarded a total of $2 million in damages to a Georgia woman on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, after finding that C.R. Bard Inc. had failed to warn of the potential dangers associated with its Avaulta-branded vaginal mesh devices. The jurors awarded the woman $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages. The trial began 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), with the Plaintiff contending that a transvaginal mesh device inserted inside her in 2009 had caused pelvic and rectal pain, bleeding and bladder spasms, and required multiple revision surgeries to remove it, according to court records.
“With this verdict, the jury validates the Plaintiff’s claims,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “And since the allegations in this trial are similar to what many women in these litigations are saying, the verdict could serve as a sign of what is to come.”
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been formulated into six MDLs pending in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The list is comprised of In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2325; In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187; In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Produc
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