Mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard has settled a transvaginal mesh lawsuit with a West Virginia woman who alleged that the company’s device caused serious injury. Wanda Queen’s settlement was finalized minutes before the opening arguments were scheduled to begin.
Queen’s transvaginal mesh side effects lawsuit was one of four preliminary “bellwether” trials, which may play a role in determining the outcomes of similar cases. C.R. Bard and other manufacturers are currently facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that the transvaginal mesh caused severe injuries.
Transvaginal mesh was developed to prevent pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, but thousands of women have since complained that the device migrated or caused other severe side effects. Transvaginal mesh side effects include limited mobility, severe pain, abdominal bleeding, problems during sexual intercourse and organ perforation.