Defective Medical Devices - Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News
$5.5 Million Awarded to Transvaginal Mesh Victim
- Ennis & Ennis
07/30/2012 - A jury awarded a woman $5.5 million against C.R. Bard for serious injuries sustained by a transvaginal mesh device. This was the first transvaginal mesh claim to go to trial, however there are currently hundreds of other similar cases currently pending against multiple manufacturers, including C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon and Boston Scientific, involving polypropylene mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. “This verdict gives validity and merit to women’s transvaginal mesh claims and illustrates the gravity of some of the injuries sustained,” commented Attorney Holly Ennis of Ennis & Ennis, P.A.
Christine Scott, 53, of Bakersfield, CA had two of Bard’s mesh devices implanted in 2008 to treat occasional urinary incontinence, but has since undergone eight additional surgeries and nine other procedures due to the mesh device cutting her colon and tissue that continues to grow through the tiny holes of the mesh. Yet, it wasn’t until July 1, 2012 that the defendant Bard suspended sales of Scott’s mesh device in the United States. Meanwhile, in July 2011, the FDA issued a Safety Alert for all transvaginal mesh devices stating it was unclear if the “mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair” and may expose patients to greater risk.
Like Ms. Scott, hundreds of women suffer as a result of transvaginal mesh devices. Because these devices are embedded within the woman’s organs, in most cases it is impossible to completely remove the device. Injuries include vaginal mesh erosion, pain, painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), infection, urinary problems, bleeding, organ perforation, recurrent prolapse, neuro-muscular problems, vaginal scarring/shrinkage and emotional problems.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a transvaginal mesh device implanted in 2002 or after, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. today for a free confidential consultation by calling toll free 1-800-856-6405 or by going to www.ennislaw.com and completing an online case evaluation.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. is a nationwide law firm with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Washington D.C. that concentrates its practice in mass torts and represents individuals against pharmaceutical companies, as well as medical device makers.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. has been representing clients individually since 1986 and has recovered over $100 million in settlements for its clients.
Vaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective transvaginal mesh implant you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the vaginal mesh attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation. Our on staff nurse and lawyers are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding your transvaginal mesh injury, a possible vaginal mesh class action lawsuit. Call us toll-free at: 1.800.856.6405 or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page.