A California state court jury has found in favor of a woman who has suffered from serious injuries after she received a transvaginal mesh manufactured by Bard. The Bard Avaulta mesh was found to be the cause of the plaintiff’s numerous injuries including already having to undergo eight surgeries with the possibility of more in the future.
According to the attorney representing the plaintiff, the jury found that Bard was negligent in their handling of the devices which are used to treat pelvic organs that bulge, or prolapse or used to treat incontinence.
For the many hundreds of women who have cases pending against Bard or one of the other manufacturers of transvaginal mesh including Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific Corp and American Medical Systems, this is a positive development in this litigation. A majority of these cases that have been filed have been consolidated before U.S District Judge Joseph Goodwin presiding in Charleston, West Virginia. The first trial scheduled there is set for February 2013.