In Charleston, WV, Wanda Queen’s lawsuit against C.R Bard Inc. has been settled, (Bloomberg.com 8/21/2013). Wanda accused the pelvic repair products’ manufacturers of inadequate testing, failing to disclose potential risks and fraudulently promoting the mesh as a safe medical device.
In her lawsuit, Wanda Queen said she was implanted with the Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support System to treat pelvic organ prolapse. As a result, Queen says she experiences mental and physical suffering, permanent injury, physical deformity, and has impaired physical relations with her husband. She has had 6 surgeries and will undergo future surgeries to correct complications that occurred with the Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support System.
While thousands of surgical mesh lawsuits have been filed nationwide, only one other case has gone to trial. In recent news, a federal jury awarded a Georgia woman $2 million in her lawsuit against C.R. Bard.
As this case demonstrates, product liability lawsuits can be life changing and stressful. Challenges can include the loss of work employment, rising medical bills and lifelong impairments. No amount of money can change permanent injuries, especially when a surgical mesh lawsuit can be mentally, physically, and emotionally strenuous for the injured individual and their family members. Cash received from pre-settlement funding can relieve the stress and financial burdens that arise while pursuing a lawsuit and settlement is received.