Bellwether Trials Are Now in Motion
Federal trial against transvaginal mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. will begin on February 5, 2013. Consumers are seeking justice with allegations that the transvaginal mesh implants sold by Bard are defective, and have caused horrific injuries to women.
Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh, similar to a woven fabric that is implanted in the vagina to support the vaginal wall. This product is used in women who have pelvic or bladder prolapse or similar problems requiring vaginal wall reinforcement.
Manufacturer Bard sells the Avaulta transvaginal mesh products including the Avaulta BioSynthetic, Avaulta Plus and Avalta Solo support systems. Bard also has a line of women’s pelvic repair products including Pelvitex, Pelvicol, PelviSoft, PelviLace, Uretex and Align.
Women suffering symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) are at a higher need for a vaginal mesh product and should consult with their health care provider in choosing the safest vaginal mesh implant for their needs.
The lawsuits set for 2013 are not class-action; they are multidistrict litigation cases (MDLs). An MDL allows a singular judge to preside over all pre-trial proceedings including discovery and motions. The cases appear in the same court however each lawsuit remains separate and unique.
Bellwether trial dates are in motion; since May 1, 2012 plaintiffs in the MDL cases are able to have their case tried before a jury. As bellwether trials indicate future trends and patterns for other MDL cases, this marks a major milestone for women across the United States who have suffered severe physical and psychological damages from their transvaginal mesh implants.
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