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$250,000 Verdict in First Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

The first federal court trial concerning Bard Avaulta vaginal mesh ended in a $250,000 settlement for a woman who filed suit after suffering injuries as a result of this potentially dangerous medical device.

This Bard vaginal mesh lawsuit is one of more than 5,000 claims filed by women who attribute their injuries to implantation with this product, also referred to as a pelvic mesh, pelvic sling, or bladder sling.

After deliberating for roughly 12 hours, a jury ruled that C.R. Bard, of Murray Hill, New Jersey, must pay Donna Cisson $250,000 for her injuries tied to their device. In her suit, Ms. Cisson alleges that Bard was negligent in its duty as a maker of medical devices to adequately warn the medical community and the public of the dangers associated with its Avaulta Plus mesh product.

The lawsuits against Bard are not unique: women across the United States have also filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, and Endo Health Solutions. In these personal injury lawsuits, plaintiffs claim that they suffered organ damage, pain during intercourse, and other injuries due to erosion of vaginal mesh implants.

Vaginal mesh is surgically implanted in women to help treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

According to an article by Bloomberg, Ms. Cisson’s first Bard mesh lawsuit ended in a mistrial in July 2013 after a witness violated U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin’s order that information regarding the marketing of the device and its removal from the market could not be included in testimony.

According to the personal injury lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC, more women who have been injured by Bard Avaulta mesh or another brand of vaginal mesh may be entitled to compensation. For more information, contact us for a free legal consultation.

Please note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is not representing the defendant in this case.