On September 13, 2013, Bard settled Melanie Virgil’s claims that Bard’s Avaulta Plus insert caused urinary problems. The case, Virgil v. C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR), ATL-L6917-10, Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Atlantic County (Atlantic City), was scheduled to go to trial on September 26. According to the complaint, Virgil, a junior high school music teacher in Colorado, sued Bard after her transvaginal mesh device began to erode. Virgil needed three surgeries to address urinary problems created by the insert.
Click here to read the full Bloomberg article: Bard Said to Settle Vaginal-Mesh Case Set for Trial
Bard has lost two jury trials, has settled a third case after a jury selected, and now has settled a fourth before trial commenced. Bard faces more than 8,000 claims over the Avaulta insert.
Over 23,000 women have filed suits detailing their injuries from the mesh inserted in them. We believe that ultimately the cause of their injuries will be shown to be the defects in the mesh products and the absence of appropriate warnings. If you would like more information, check the video below, go to our website, or contact us at 1-800-481-1615 or email us.