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MDL Panel Asked To Include Other Bard Pelvic Mesh Products

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A motion has been filed on behalf of 29 people who have filed lawsuits against C.R. Bard over their transvaginal mesh products, asking the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to include their cases in the consolidated Avaulta litigation before U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia.

The plaintiffs who made the request received Pelvicol, PelviLace, Pelvitex, Align, Uretex, and PelviSoft mesh products sold by Bard and manufactured by Bard or Covidien subsidiaries.

All the lawsuits make similar allegations that Bard designed and sold defective products without adequate warnings or instructions,  causing the plaintiffs serious physical injury. Reports of erosion of the mesh and prolapse into the vagina, infection, migration of the mesh, severe and debilitating pain and organ injury have been associated to the Bard pelvic slings.

The pelvic slings, also known as transvaginal mesh, are used to support pelvic organs that have fallen due most commonly to pregnancy, age, or obesity.

Plaintiffs argued in the motion that “Transferring and centralizing these cases is appropriate because coordination of the pretrial proceedings will promote the just and efficient conduct of the actions, as well as serve the convenience of the parties and the witnesses.”  They also said that all cases involve common questions of fact regarding research, developing, testing, design, manufacturing, marketing, labeling and selling of the mesh.

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: MDL Panel Asked To Include Other Bard Pelvic Mesh Products was posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 7:56 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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