CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a very rare move, a federal judge overseeing hundreds of C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh cases warned the company that it risks bankruptcy if it doesn’t look to settle the cases.
The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin in a federal district court in West Virginia gave a rare warning to C.R. Bard during a pretrial hearing for 500 cases. Judge Goodwin said: “I can’t imagine a corporation facing potentially billions of dollars in verdicts wouldn’t find it advisable to try to achieve a settlement for a much lesser sum. I base that billions of dollars business on some of the rather large verdicts that we’ve had.”
The judge’s comments stem from the recent series of multimillion dollar verdicts against transvaginal mesh manufacturers (Boston Scientific, Endo, and J&J) and C.R. Bard’s October settlement. C.R. Bard recently settled 500 cases alleging injuries (such as pain and organ damage) from its defective mesh products for $21 million. The plaintiffs in that settlement received on average $43,000.
Legal experts familiar with defective medical device cases have said C.R. Bard should take the judge’s advice to heart: “Bard has to take this very seriously because the judge is saying these cases could expose it to the kind of liability that could be the end of the company.” Essentially, Bard’s situation is so bad that a federal judge had to warn its shareholders the company would be in serious trouble if it didn’t resolve its transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
What is Transvaginal Mesh Used For?
Transvaginal mesh is a surgical device used to prop up the muscles in the pelvic region and prevent pelvic prolapse. Unfortunately, the medical device often causes more harm than good. Thousands of women have found the mesh migrates, disintegrates, or fails. The result is chronic pain, infection, organ perforation, sexual problems, and stress incontinence. Furthermore, the mesh causes the very problem it is meant to prevent, pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic muscles weaken to the point the organs fall.
C.R. Bard’s exposure to millions of dollars in defective transvaginal mesh verdicts is so significant that the company even raised the issue in its recent SEC regulatory filing. The company is facing more than 12,400 lawsuits in state and federal court.
If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries caused by transvaginal mesh, you have the opportunity to recover for your injuries in either federal or state court.
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