Injured From Vaginal Mesh?by David Cates (Cates Law)
The first vaginal mesh case to go before a jury has concluded this week. C.R. Bard (a manufacturer of vaginal mesh implants) and the doctor who performed the operation were ordered to pay $5.5 million in damages. This California jury determined that Bard was 60% responsible while the doctor was 40% responsible. Bard plans to appeal the verdict.
In this particular case, the mesh implant had eroded and was causing significant pain as well as incontinence and other complications. Erosion of mesh implants is the most common side effect and can lead to pain, bleeding, perforation of nearby organs, pain during intercourse, etc. In this case $500,000 of the $5.5 million was actually awarded to the victim’s husband for the inability to be intimate with his wife.
Similar cases are mounting, not only against Bard, but against other manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants including Johnson & Johnson. J&J was recently ordered to halt all sales of their mesh products due to the high levels of complaints that the FDA has received. Regardless of the manufacturer, they are all similar in design and have similar serious design flaws. If you are unsure of who manufactured your mesh kit, contact us and we will be able to help you find the answer. If you (or as you’ve seen from above, your husband) have been injured from vaginal mesh we may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your pain. Our Vaginal Mesh Lawyers are very knowledgeable about these cases and have a broad understanding of how/why the manufacturers of these products may have acted negligently.
We will make sure, as we do for all of our clients, that the process of financial recovery is as quick and stress-free as possible. For a limited time we are still accepting clients both locally and nationwide. The major advantage to this, versus choosing a lawyer that may be closer to you geographically, is that we have the resources to help us determine what we believe is the best jurisdiction for your case. Important – this does not mean you will have to travel. And we never make our clients part of a class action. Our clients are important to us and we believe that they must be treated as individuals.