MISTRIAL IN C.R. BARD VAGINAL MESH CASE
Written By: Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP
By Thamanna Hussain
Our firm is disappointed to learn that the first of four bellwether trials, which began against C.R. Bard, has been declared of a mistrial after a witness accidentally made a reference to certain matters that the judge had previously ruled inadmissible. Transvaginal mesh is a medical device created to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence in women. Unfortunately, these devices have left thousands of women with serious complications and permanent pain. Honorable Judge Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia abruptly ended the bellwether trial and C.R. Bard may now have to face another jury.
The testimony of the witness was unfortunate but we look forward to upcoming trials with Judge Goodwin and other states. Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous faulty medical device lawsuits and represent clients who are seeking compensation for major injuries caused by transvaginal mesh and other defective devices.
There are three more federal bellwether vaginal mesh trials scheduled: The next trial will begin on July 29th, followed by another on August 19th and the third on September 9th.