Bard Agrees to $200 Million Vaginal Mesh Settlement

Posted on September 25, 2015 at 12:00pm by

Bloomberg reported in August that C.R. Bard Inc. agreed to pay more than $200 million to resolve at least 3,000 lawsuits over defective transvaginal mesh implants. Photo of courtroom

The news source said that the settlement will cover about a fifth of the outstanding cases the company is involved in with its mesh implants, which are used to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Women who are involved in the settlement will receive about $67,000 apiece. The transvaginal mesh implants have been linked to infection, bleeding, vaginal scarring and painful sexual intercourse, and have been known to move inside victims.

According to Bloomberg, a district court judge in West Virginia overseeing the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) urged companies involved to consider large-scale settlements. Legal experts said Bard decided to listen to the judge before being hit with cases that could tie it up in litigation and cost substantially more money.

Bard is based in Murray Hill. Aside from Bard, transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers including Boston Scientific Corp and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc.

Talk to Our Atlantic City Attorneys if You Have Been Injured By a Transvaginal Mesh Implant

If you have been harmed by a transvaginal mesh implant, contact our Atlantic City defective medical device attorneys. Our law firm holds manufactures liable when they produce products that injure or kill people.

You may be able to join a settlement program or file an individual lawsuit. Let us investigate your claim. Any compensation you earn can be used to pay for injury treatment, including corrective surgeries.

Contact our attorneys to see if we can help you move forward with a defective products claim.

Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-04/bard-said-to-pay-200-million-to-settle-vaginal-mesh-cases



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