Transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits filed against CR Bard allege that the manufacturer used plastic materials in some of its Avaulta line of implants that were unfit for use in humans – even after Bard’s supplier warned it of the dangers.
Plaintiffs Allege Bard Ignored Warnings
According to Bloomberg News, recently unsealed court records show the CR Bard used a resin-based plastic in some of its Davol brand transvaginal mesh products. Bard’s supplier, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and one of its material suppliers officially registered a warning that the plastic should not be permanently implanted in humans. However, Bard allegedly ignored those warnings, used the polypropylene resin material and failed to warn consumers about the dangers associated with its use.
The newest allegations against Bard will be part of an upcoming trial that begins in July. The lawsuit alleges that Bard’s transvaginal mesh products are dangerous and defective and caused a Georgia woman to suffer severe transvaginal mesh side effects including pain, bleeding and bladder spasms that required her to undergo follow-up surgeries.
Transvaginal Mesh Injury Trial Begins July 8th
Although Bard declined to comment on the allegations until the trial commences, the evidence may be very damaging to the company – and possibly other TVM manufacturers – if similar resin was used in other mesh products.
The upcoming trial begins July 8th and is one of four multidistrict litigation actions, which consist of nearly 30,000 lawsuits filed against:
- CR Bard
- Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
- Endo Health Solutions Inc. / American Medical Systems (AMS)
- Boston Scientific Corp.
- Coloplast Corp.
- Cook Medical Inc.
The lawsuits generally allege injuries from vaginal mesh implants used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). All of the MDLs are consolidated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia under U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin. This is the first of these lawsuits to go to trial – and could pave the way for future settlements.
Have You Been Injured?
If you’ve suffered transvaginal mesh side effects such as mesh becoming exposed or protruding out of the vaginal tissue (known as erosion), pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, organ perforation or urinary problems, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss your situation and let us determine if you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.