16 Aug First Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Ends with Jury Awarding Plaintiff $2M
The first vaginal mesh lawsuit to go to trial has ended with the jury ordering C.R. Bard, the maker of the Avaulta transvaginal mesh slings, to pay the plaintiff $2 million in damages. This compensation award includes $250,000 for compensatory damages, as well as $1.75 million in punitive damages. This case, which is the first of four bellwether cases filed against Bard to go to trial, will set a number precedents regarding how future vaginal mesh lawsuits will be litigated in the coming months and years.
According to court documents for this case, the plaintiff – a Georgia woman – had Bard’s Avaulta Plus implanted to treat her pelvic organ prolapse in 2009. Following implantation, however, the woman began to experience a number of severe complications, including (but not limited to) damage to her internal organs, lower abdominal pain and pain during intercourse. She reportedly had to undergo a number of corrective surgeries to remove the defective mesh sling and treat the damage it had caused her.
During the course of the two-week trial that recently ended with the jury’s verdict in favor of the plaintiff, the plaintiff’s lawyers had argued that:
- Bard used plastic parts in its Avaulta mesh slings.
- Bard was aware that plastic components should not be permanently implanted in humans.
- Bard, nevertheless, proceeded with use of Avaulta mesh containing plastics.
- Bard failed to warn the public about the significant risk of serious injuries associated with use of its mesh slings.
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