Bellwether Vaginal Mesh Trial Results in $5.5 Million Verdict

A California woman who’d had the C.R. Bard Avaulta Plus Vaginal Mesh Implant surgically inserted into her body has won a vaginal mesh lawsuit against the manufacturer. The woman had suffered through 9 separate revision surgeries attempting to correct the issues caused by the vaginal mesh implant.
According to the Sacramento Bee, “Bellwether trials are scheduled to set a “gauge” on the potential value of the thousands of lawsuits. Another trial is set for April 2013 in NJ, however if the California case is any indication it looks as if the general public believes that these Mesh Manufacturers may be liable for substantial damages.”
Vaginal mesh implants, manufactured and marketed by various medical device companies, were originally approved for the treatment of female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. However, many women have had to have the meshes removed because of faulty design issues which damage surrounding tissue.