FDA report found vaginal-mesh to be a “high risk” product for patients.
On July 20th jurors in state court in Bakersfield, California concluded
that Christine Scott – a women who received an Avault vaginal mesh
implant by Dr. Tillakarasi Kannappan in 2008 – is to be awarded
$3.6 million in damages from C.R. Bard Inc (the maker of the vaginal mesh)
and $1.9 million from Dr. Tillakarasi Kannappan for medical expenses,
pain and suffering.
According to court filings, Dr. Kannappan (who was not a defendant in the
trial) is not responsible for paying the $1.9 million in damages.
Scott Lowry, a Bard spokesman, said in an email, “While we empathize
with the complications suffered by the plaintiff, those complications
are not the fault of any conduct by the company, we believe the evidence
establishes that our Avault mesh products, cleared by the FDA, are safe
and effective and provide significant benefits to patients.” Bards
officials also said, they were disappointed with the jury’s decision
to hold the company liable over the implants and would appeal.
U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia, is
overseeing consolidated federal suits against pelvic mesh makers, including;
Bard, J&J, Boston Scientific Corp. and the American Medical Systems
unit of Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc.
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