C.R. Bard Settles Avaulta Case
On August 21, 2013, the same day the second trial regarding Bard’s transvaginal mesh product Avaulta was to begin, Bard settled the case for an undisclosed amount.
The case was Queen v. C.R. Bard, Inc., in which husband and wife plaintiffs Greg and Wanda Queen alleged that Bard’s Avaulta product caused permanent injury and pain and suffering. Greg Queen also sued for loss of consortium due to the injuries that the Avaulta Solo mesh caused.
This settlement comes on the heels of the last case against Bard, whose $2 million verdict was handed down one week prior to this settlement. In that case, the jury awarded the plaintiff $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages. Even after that verdict, Bard stood by its statement that its mesh products were safe and not the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. However, this settlement likely means that Bard realizes that juries will not buy its defense, and that in order to avoid a slew of negative verdicts, it must settle the thousands of mesh cases it faces.
Women who have received transvaginal mesh implants such as Bard’s Avaulta have suffered:
- Mesh erosion or protrusion, in which the implant moves away from where it was implanted, through the vaginal wall, and into surrounding organs
- Pain, infection, and bleeding
- Pain during intercourse
- Urinary problems
- Recurrence of urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse
If you have suffered any of these due to your transvaginal mesh implant, our attorneys can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. Settlements may be imminent, and it is essential that you contact us as soon as possible in order to be eligible to join lawsuits that are underway. Our defective device attorneys are compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced enough to get you the legal and medical help that you need. Contact us today.