Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates
Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard has agreed to settle about 500 of the approximately 12,500 claims pending against the company involving its transvaginal mesh products. While many claims remain unresolved, the C.R. Bard settlements should be considered a positive development.
Additionally, Ethicon – a subsidiary of major medical device manufacturer Johnson & Johnson – is facing a large payout as a New Jersey judge recently upheld an $11 million verdict entered against the company last year. While Ethicon claimed that the evidence presented at trial did not support a punitive damages award of nearly $8 million and a compensatory damages award of more than $3 million, Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Carol Higbee concluded that there was sufficient evidence to support the verdict.
According to Judge Higbee, there was “extremely strong” evidence that the mesh products – which are intended to address pelvic organ prolapse by supporting organs and keeping them out of the vagina – presented many health risks and caused serious problems such as infections and tissue erosion.
Do You Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit in Tennessee?
If you or someone you love is facing medical complications due to a transvaginal mesh product, you may be anxious about your future, your health, and the medical bills you have incurred. Contact Attorney Group for Tennessee today. We can help answer questions about your particular situation, help you determine if you have a claim, and connect you with an affiliated Tennessee transvaginal mesh attorney who can assist you with your claim. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your options.