As we have previously advised, 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 can 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.
The next trial in the federal court litigation is scheduled for December 3, 2013, against C.R. Bard, Inc., one of the manufacturers of the mesh device. It is reported that settlement talks continue. If successful, the settlement discussion could resolve more than 30,000 pending lawsuits. C.R. Bard has already paid out several settlements following a $2 million jury award for damages caused by its Avaulta Plus device.
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.