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Vaginal mesh side effects continue to plague the blockbuster plastic medical devices with severe and catastrophic complications.

Vaginal Mesh Side Effect Lawsuits

Vaginal mesh and bladder sling for repair of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence may lead to pain, further surgery, recurrence of symptoms and erosion of the devices through soft tissue.

But just don’t take my word for it, according to court documents, Vaginal Mesh Injury lawsuit claims continue to be filed nationwide and have been so for the past 7 years.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed orders to address the health risks associated with surgical mesh used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). If finalized, the orders would reclassify surgical mesh for transvaginal POP from a moderate-risk device (class II) to a high-risk device (class III) and require manufacturers to submit a premarket approval (PMA) application for the agency to evaluate safety and effectiveness.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

As a Texas Vaginal Mesh attorney, and Dallas medical doctor, we are reporting this important potential transvaginal mesh settlement breakthrough. According to sources, C.R. Bard Inc., and other makers of vaginal-mesh implants, are in advanced talks to settle thousands of vaginal mesh product liability lawsuits.

Ethicon_Gynecare_Transvaginal_Mesh_Lawsuits Bard, Endo Health Solutions Inc. the parent of AMS, Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast and Cook Medical Inc. manufacturers making vaginal mesh devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in talks about settling all suits.

Johnson & Johnson, which also faces suits over the vaginal mesh devices, isn’t involved in the talks.

Transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits are consolidated and coordinated in 6 individual multidistrict litigations (MDLs) established in the federal court system. These injury claims against vaginal mesh manufacturers have now become the largest pending litigation in the U.S.

Ethicon_Gynecare_Transvaginal_Mesh_Lawsuits30,000 Active Mesh Lawsuits and Climbing

There are more than 30,000 complaints filed in U.S. District Courts over injuries with transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products. These medical devices have been used for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

According to reports, C.R. Bard Inc., has agreed to settle a one of its Avaulta vaginal-mesh implant lawsuits, which allegedly caused severe urinary problems. This case was set for  trial this month in New Jersey.

Bard Avaulta Mesh Injury AttorneyBard agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to resolve Melanie Virgil’s claims that Bard’s Avaulta Plus insert caused urinary problems. Virgil’s case had been set for a Sept. 23 trial in state court in Atlantic City.

According to the filings, the 56-year-old woman said she needed three surgeries to address urinary problems created by the insert.

Recently, Bard settled the second federal Avaulta bellwether trial over its alleged defective transvaginal mesh devices. The settlement was announced by U.S. District Judge Goodwin, who is supervising the transvaginal mesh product liability lawsuits in Charleston, W.Va.

Bard Avaulta Mesh Injury AttorneyAs previously noted, in the first Bard Avaulta bellwether trial, the jury awarded $2 million to a woman who claimed that Bard failed to warn of defects in its product that caused her mesh side effects. The settlement ended the second trial, brought by a North Carolina woman, Wanda Queen. A third bellwether case goes to trial on October 8 and a fourth on November 4.

Over 20,000 Trans Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Pending

Last week, a federal jury in West Virginia awarded $2 million in damages in a Bard Avaulta vaginal mesh defective product liability claim. The verdict included punitive damages to punish CR Bard Inc., the manufacturer for selling a defective product that has been linked to severe internal injuries.

Bard Avaulta Mesh Injury AttorneyThis is the first federal Vaginal Mesh verdict, in more than 25,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in the federal court system.

Plaintiff Suffered Serious Injuries


U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin presiding over the first federal Bard Mesh trial has declared a mistrial. This trial involved complications associated with Bard Avaulta mesh. On the second day of trial, a gynecological expert mentioned  that the Bard Avaulta mesh has been removed from the market.  In pre-trial rulings, the parties agreed that evidence of the products subsequent withdrawal would be excluded because it may bias the jury.

vaginal mesh injury lawyer-thumbWhat is Bard Avaulta Mesh?

Bard Avaulta mesh is used for transvaginal surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Thousands of women have claimed that Avaulta plastic mesh have caused them to suffer serious and catatrophic injuries when the mesh may eroded through the vagina.

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