09 Jan Final Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Case against Bard to Start Tomorrow
On Friday January 10, 2014, the final vaginal mesh bellwether case against C.R. Bard is scheduled to get underway in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (Jones v. C. R. Bard, Inc, Case No. 2:11-cv-00114). While this case has been postponed three times by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is presiding over the Bard transvaginal mesh litigation, and the reasons for the postponements have not disclosed, if it ends up starting as scheduled tomorrow, it will be closely watched by plaintiffs’ lawyers throughout the U.S., who are awaiting rulings that will foreshadow how future vaginal mesh lawsuits against Bard will likely fare.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Allegations
To date, nearly 5,300 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against Bard on behalf of women who have claimed that:
- The Bard Avaulta vaginal mesh was defective and caused them to sustain a number of severe injuries (only some of which reportedly include erosion of the mesh through the vaginal lining, puncturing of the organs and blood vessels surrounding the mesh, pain during intercourse and pelvic pain).
- Use of the allegedly defective Bard Avaulta vaginal mesh caused them to require at least one invasive, risky revision surgery to remove the mesh and correct some of the serious damage it caused.
- Bard knew about or should have known about the significant risks associated with its mesh.
- Bard was negligent in warning women about the risks associated with its vaginal mesh slings.
Other vaginal mesh manufacturers who face similar allegations to Bard include (but are not limited to):
- American Medical System
- Cook Medical
- Boston Scientific
Phoenix Vaginal Mesh and Personal Injury Lawyers
You have a choice in the lawyer you hire to handle your claim, and the choice you make can affect the compensation you receive. Make sure that your lawyer has the ability and experience to handle your case. If you or your loved one has developed serious health complications after use of a defective vaginal mesh sling, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
For more than 25 years, our attorneys have been representing clients and aggressively defending their rights both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike. In addition to having extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident lawsuits, our attorneys are also skilled at overseeing product liability cases, insurance bad faith cases and various other types of personal injury cases.
Our lawyers have a reputation for consistently and successfully protecting our clients’ rights and interests to ensure that they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.