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Second Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settled

Posted by Sarah Showard | Aug 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

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A second lawsuit against transvaginal mesh manufacturer Bard has been settled.

The second of four bellwether lawsuits against transvaginal mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard has ended in a settlement. The case was part of federal litigation being heard in the Southern District of West Virginia.

The case involved a North Carolina woman who says she suffered permanent injury from Bard's Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support System. She said she underwent six surgeries because of injuries and complications because of the mesh.

Details of the settlement were not released.

Just over a week ago, a jury found Bard liable for the injuries a Georgia nurse sustained from the transvaginal mesh.  In testimony, jurors heard how the manufacturer of the resin used to make the mesh warned that their product should not be permanently implanted in humans. Despite the warnings, Bard went ahead with the manufacture and marketing of their transvaginal mesh. The company has been ordered to pay $2 million in that case.

The Avaulta transvaginal mesh was initially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through a fast-track approval process. Over the years, this FDA process has allowed several faulty products into the market. Many of them have been recalled.

C.R. Bard is currently facing more than 5000 lawsuits over the company's transvaginal mesh. In October, a West Virginia courtroom will be the scene of two more bellwether lawsuits that are being used to test theories of the cases and gauge juries' reactions to the evidence.

A Tucson personal injury lawyer at the Showard Law Firm can help if you have been the victim of one of the products. More women are stepping forward and telling their stories, and these products have caused horrific injury to patients. Contact us today if you have been implanted with Bard transvaginal mesh.

About the Author

Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.

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