What to Know About the Bard Pelvic Mesh Class Action Settlement
Medical device manufacturer, C.R. Bard and its parent company, Becton, Dickinson, and Company, were sued for allegedly deceiving consumers through the marketing of its surgical mesh devices and failing to disclose associated risks to women and doctors.
According to the class action lawsuit, thousands of women were injured by Bard’s surgical mesh devices and that the company failed to disclose that complications from using the devices “may persist as a permanent condition after a surgical intervention or other treatment.”
California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that “misleading patients and neglecting to disclose risks or side effects of medical products is dangerous, irresponsible, even deadly. Bard was caught engaging in these shameful practices, and for that, they now pay.”
The class action lawsuits have been compiled and action was done simultaneously across multiple states.
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The Bard Pelvic Mesh Settlement Terms
Bard is settling the dispute with a monetary settlement as well as specific reforms across its corporate structure.
Bard has already discontinued selling and marketing its transvaginal mesh devices as of December 31, 2016, but the settlement terms will apply should they decide to reenter the market.
The settlement terms include:
- Avoid misrepresentation of the safety of its pelvic mesh devices by omitting information about complications
- Provide descriptions of complications in terms patients can understand, and include a list of certain complications in marketing materials that address the topic
- Ensure that those who sell or market the products to health care providers report any patient complaints or adverse effects to Bard
- Disclose its role as a sponsor for any clinical studies or data submitted for publication
- Do not cite any clinical studies concerning surgical mesh if it failed to comply with the injunctive disclosure requirements, and any studies it sponsors must be registered with ClinicalTrials.gov.
If you’re affected by the Bard Pelvic Mesh settlement, we’d love to hear from you.
Editor’s note on the Bard Pelvic Mesh Class Action Settlement:
This piece is written about the recent Bard Pelvic Mesh Class Action Settlement. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit settlement, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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