As we have previously reported, the vaginal mesh implant litigation continues to move forward nationwide. A mesh implant is a synthetic material implanted and tied to ligaments or bone to lift and support internal organs. The implants were introduced over a decade ago and serve as an alternative to a hysterectomy. Thousands of women, who were allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.
Just days before the September 23, 2013, trial scheduled to begin before the Honorable Carol Higbee in Atlantic County, New Jersey, Defendant, C.R. Bard, agreed to pay an undisclosed sum of money to resolve a plaintiff’s claim that the Bard Avaulta Plus device caused her urinary problems. This is the second pre-trial settlement following a West Virginia jury award for $2 million to a plaintiff in the federal litigation last month.
If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer of the vaginal mesh device.