Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC Believe C.R. Bard Bellwether Trials Will Provide Insight into How Jurors Might Rule in Similar Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 07, 2013
The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced medical device law firm, reports that the first of four bellwether trials involving C.R. Bard vaginal mesh lawsuits or bladder mesh lawsuit is set to begin on July 8th in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. According to Wright & Schulte LLC, these trials will be important in gauging the strength of plaintiffs’ claims, and could provide insights into how juries might rule in similar vaginal mesh lawsuits involving products manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. and other manufacturers. (In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2325)
Wright & Schulte LLC is already representing numerous women who have allegedly experienced painful vaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by C.R. Bard and other companies. If you or someone you love suffered serious and disabling transvaginal mesh complications following implantation of pelvic mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
According to court documents, the transvaginal mesh lawsuit selected for the first federal C.R. Bard bellwether trial was filed on behalf of a woman who received an implant from the company’s Avaulta line of pelvic mesh devices. According to a Bloomberg.com report published on July 26, 2013, her lawsuit claims the company used a resin-based plastic in those implants that wasn’t fit for use in humans. In June, the judge overseeing the C.R. Bard litigation ruled that the Plaintiff could present as evidence internal company e-mails regarding the resin-based mesh that raised “a genuine issue of material fact about whether Bard was aware its conduct was practically certain to cause injuries.”
In an October 2008 Public Heath Notification, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advised it had received more than 1,000 complaints over a three year period relating to transvaginal mesh products. In a second Public Health Notification issued in July 2011, the FDA reported that it had received a total of 2,864 additional reports of vaginal mesh complications. The agency concluded that serious transvaginal mesh injuries in pelvic organ prolapse repair, were “not rare,” and further advised that this procedure “does not improve symptomatic results or quality of life over traditional non mesh repair.”
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PublicHealthNotifications/ucm061976.htm; FDA, October 2008]
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/UroGynSurgicalMesh/default.htm; FDA, July 2011]
Since then, thousands of women have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits in separate multidistrict litigations established in the Southern District of West Virginia, including:
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)
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Wright & Schulte LLC, a defective medical device law firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged by defective drugs and their side effects, complications from defective medical devices, and unsafe consumer products, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.