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New Update on Alleged Transvaginal Mesh Complications Lawsuits: First Federal Trial Involving Allegations of Serious Side Effects from C.R. Bard Mesh Scheduled to Begin
Date:7/28/2013

ts in a June 26, 2013 posting:

“Managers at Bard’s Davol unit used a resin-based plastic made by a Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. unit to produce hernia-repair mesh after the material’s supplier officially registered a warning that it shouldn’t be permanently implanted in people, according to e-mails and documents in a lawsuit over Bard’s implants. Plaintiffs suing Bard contend the same mesh was used in some of Davol’s vaginal-mesh products.”

Resource4thePeople is encouraged that such information has surfaced and will be aired at the trial, which has been designated a "bellwether case" in which attorneys for both sides will test the strengths and weaknesses of their cases.

"This will have an effect on the rest of the cases that are pending in this massive multidistrict litigation involving serious claims about defective products that allegedly seriously harmed many women," said Resource4thPeople.

The cases have been consolidated under U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is presiding over federal lawsuits from across the country involving similar allegations about transvaginal mesh products.

Resource4thePeople also is providing consumers this outline of the remaining transvaginal mesh litigations that have been consolidated and remain under the jurisdiction of the judge:

  •     In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL-2325)
  •     In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL-2326)
  •     In re: C. R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic System Products Liability Litigation (MDL-2187)
  •     In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL-2327)

The lawsuits involve allegations that mesh products that were implanted in women’s bodies to treat p
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