C.R. Bard Liable for Damages in TVM Case
In July 2012, a California jury granted Christine Scott and her husband $5.5 million in medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Manufacturer C.R. Bard was found responsible for 60% of this amount, the rest falling to Scott’s doctor, who was not a defendant in the case.
C.R. Bard, based in Murray Hill, New Jersey, was found not to have properly tested the product before putting it on the market. Jurors also found that Bard should have known that surgeons would not be able to recognize the inherent risks of using TVM on their own.
The plaintiff in this case had Bard’s Avaulta Plus implant placed in 2008, after which she had to have nine surgeries to try to correct the mesh that had migrated to her colon.
There are thousands of other women like Christine Scott. They were told that placement of transvaginal mesh or sling was a simple solution to their pelvic organ prolapse or their incontinence. Instead, the procedure turned out to be life-changing, resulting in constant pain and complications.
If you are one of the women that received a mesh implant and have suffered complications, you are entitled to be made whole by the manufacturers who sell these products. We represent many women who have suffered needlessly, and we want to help you as well. The attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP are very sensitive to the fact that this is a very personal and intimate matter. Our attorneys will make sure you are comfortable discussing your case, and will handle each phone call professionally and compassionately. Contact us today for more information.