Transvaginal mesh lawsuit alleges C.R. Bard’s Ajust Adjustable Single Incision Sling caused plaintiff to suffer significant and painful permanent injuries.
Wright & Schulte LLC, a nationwide law firm and Ohio personal injury law firm, has filed a vaginal mesh lawsuit on behalf of a Nebraska woman who suffered significant and permanent injuries, allegedly due to C.R. Bard Inc.’s Ajust Adjustable Single Incision Sling. The complaint is just one of several vaginal mesh lawsuits, also known as a transvaginal mesh lawsuit or bladder sling lawsuit, filed by Wright & Schulte LLC in the C. R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187) now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. (Case No. 2:12-cv-01114-JD)
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing the safety of transvaginal mesh products like the Ajust sling that are used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Among other things, the agency has asked C.R. Bard Inc. and 32 other manufacturers to study the safety of transvaginal mesh products. On October 20, 2008, the FDA issued a Public Heath Notification that described over 1,000 complaints that had been reported over a three year period relating to transvaginal mesh products. In a second Public Health Notification issued on July 13, 2011, the FDA noted that it had received a total of 2,864 reports of complications between 2008 and 2010. According to the agency, transvaginal mesh has no clear advantage over non-mesh methods for treating POP, and may even pose additional risks. The FDA is currently considering a recommendation made by its Obstetrics-Gynecology Devices Panel in September 2011 to reclassify transvaginal mesh used in POP repair from Class II to Class III.
The C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh litigation is one of several currently pending in the Southern District of West Virginia. The first bellwether trial in the C.R. Bard litigation is scheduled to begin on February 5, 2013. Four other vaginal mesh litigations underway in West Virginia include In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327), In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325); In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326); and In Re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation.
Additional transvaginal mesh lawsuits have also been filed in state courts throughout the U.S. 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. www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-24/bard-must-pay-5-5-million-over-vaginal-mesh-implants.html
Wright & Schulte LLC offers free lawsuit evaluations to victims of transvaginal mesh injuries. If you or someone you love suffered serious, life-altering complication following implantation of transvaginal mesh, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-free 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
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