Settlement Committee Chosen In Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trials
Vaginal Mesh Helpline is keeping all vaginal mesh victims and vaginal mesh lawyers updated. The vaginal mesh settlement committee has been chosen.
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According to Bloomberg news, “C.R. Bard is among the device makers being sued over defective vaginal-mesh implants.
Defendant’s lawyers for Bard, Endo Health Solutions Inc., Boston Scientific Corp. and two other companies making vaginal mesh implants have begun talks about settling all lawsuits over the products. New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, which also faces suits over the mesh, isn’t involved in the talks, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.
Vaginal mesh lawyers want U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia, who is overseeing federal suits targeting the implants, to appoint a settlement committee, we have heard. This group would include vaginal mesh lawyers Henry Garrard, lead counsel on the Bard cases, and Joe Rice, of Motley, Rice.
“I know you all are considering settlement protocols and the possibility of resolutions,” Goodwin said at a Sept. 18 court hearing. He noted the talks were going on “behind the scenes.”
These discussions are aimed at resolving more than 30,000 vaginal mesh implant lawsuits already filed that have been consolidated before Judge Goodwin for pre-trial information exchanges. The talks also include mesh makers Coloplast A/S and Cook Medical Inc., they said.
50,000 Vaginal Mesh Claims
The total number of vaginal mesh lawsuits could become more than 50,000 as more female claimants seek to join the potential settlement, the people said.
“The liability seems pretty clear on these cases, so settlement makes sense,” Carl Tobias, who teaches product- liability law at the University of Richmond in Virginia, said in an interview. “Given how serious the injuries are and the number of cases, when you do the math, you can easily come up with a multibillion-dollar settlement.”
“We are following a process that is in accordance with U.S. law,” she said in a phone interview. “As long as that process is ongoing, we are not able to make any comment about it.” Said a Coloplast representative.
Bard’s mesh implants have been targeted in more than 12,000 cases while Boston Scientific has more than 12,000 suits over its vaginal devices.
Vaginal Mesh Trial In Favor Of The Victims
Avaulta implant in the first case to go trial in a U.S. court. Jurors said the company should pay $5.5 million to the victims. Bard is liable for $3.6 million.
In August a jury ordered the company to pay a total of $2 million in damages to a Georgia woman who said the device damaged her organs.
Bard officials pulled the Avaulta implants off the market last year after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered all makers of the devices to study rates of organ damage, infection and pain during sex linked to their products.
Bard faces more than 8,000 federal claims over Avaulta.
A New Jersey jury ruled in February that J & J must pay $11.1 million in damages to a woman who blamed J&J’s Gynecare Prolift for her injuries. It was the first case over the devices to go to trial.
As the mesh trial proceed our mission will continue to be to locate all women with a vaginal mesh to help them file their vaginal mesh lawsuit.