As we have previously reported, the vaginal mesh implant litigation continues to move forward across the country. 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 hysterectomy. Thousands of women have since complained of injuries including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.
The jury, presiding over the vaginal mesh lawsuit in West Virginia, awarded the plaintiff $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages. The plaintiff suffered bladder spasms, bleeding and pelvic and rectal pain from the Bard Avaulta device. Plaintiff underwent several revision surgeries to remove the device. This is C.R. Bard’s second recent defeat and follows a July 2012 jury award of $3.6 million in a California state court.
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.