C.R. Bard, Inc. will face its first transvaginal mesh lawsuit in New Jersey before Bergen County Superior Court Judge James DeLuca. The Plaintiff is a woman who received Bard’s TVM implants to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (“POP”) or Stress. Urinary Incontinence that left her suffering from chronic pain. She holds Bard responsible, claiming the devices were defectively designed and manufactured.
Two cases have previously gone to trial in New Jersey, but both cases involved implants manufactured by J&J subsidiary Ethicon. Roughly 160 cases are pending that involve Bard’s implants. Since the first trial in 2012, only three cases involved C.R. Bard implants, out of which two verdicts went in favor of the plaintiff totaling to nearly $7.5 million and the third verdict was announced in favor of the defense.
Hundreds of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been roped into confidential settlement agreements in recent years by C.R. Bard.