Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Funding Firm, Fair Rate Funding, Reports Bard Avaulta Pelvic Mesh Verdict Upheld on Appeal

Jan 19, 2016, 16:20 ET from Fair Rate Funding

MANASQUAN, N.J., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Rate Funding, a leader in TV mesh lawsuit funding, reports that the first bellwether case tried in the multidistrict litigation in Charleston, West Virginia was upheld on appeal on January 14th, 2016 by Judge Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The trial court verdict, reached on August 15, 2013, awarded Plaintiffs Donna and Dan Cisson $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1,750.000 in punitive damages. (Cisson v. C.R. Bard, Inc. 2:11-cv-00195).

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After the award, Bard moved to vacate the verdict or grant a new trial. Judge Goodwin, the Federal Judge tasked to hear the plethora of cases against mesh manufacturers, denied Bard's motion which prompted the appeal to the Fourth Circuit.

Bard's contentions on appeal were 1) the district court's refusal to allow evidence relating to Bard's compliance with the Food and Drug Administration's ("FDA") Section 510(k) product safety process; 2) the denial of its asking for the exclusion of evidence regarding a material data safety sheet ("MSDS") produced for polypropylene, a key material in the Avaulta Plus surgical mesh; 3) the court's jury instructions on causation; and 4) the constitutionality of the punitive damages award.

Judge Gregory wrote the opinion for the Fourth Circuit and affirmed the trial court's rulings in their entirety. 

Transvaginal mesh, also known as TV mesh or pelvic mesh, are medical products typically used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Literally tens of thousands of patients who were implanted with the product from different manufacturers suffered complications such as bleeding, pain, inability to have sex, and infection, among others. Further, reports of the product "eroding" into other organs often requires a revision surgery as a remedy. 

There are approximately 70,000 pelvic mesh lawsuits pending in the MDL (multi-district-litigation) in Federal Court, including more than 14,000 Boston Scientific mesh lawsuits, 22,000 Ethicon mesh lawsuits, 1,750 Coloplast mesh lawsuits and others.

Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Funding is One Available Option

"We have seen some interesting decisions recently but this one is certainly another shot in the arm for pelvic mesh victims," said Paul Coppola, President of transvaginal mesh lawsuit funding company, Fair Rate Funding, a company which specializes in advancing cash to plaintiffs prior to settlement. "It is good to see these cases are making their way through the process. Ms. Cisson is one step closer to compensation and hopefully closure to this unfortunate chapter of her life."

Fair Rate Funding has worked with thousands of plaintiffs in an effort to secure TV mesh lawsuit funding. These funds are used to help clients pay for ordinary expenses or whatever financial matters arise. There are absolutely no restrictions on the use of the money and no upfront costs to apply.

For more information on how Fair Rate Funding helps victims of Transvaginal Mesh with TV mesh lawsuit funding, visit

By offering cash now to help pay for any type of expense such as car loans, rent and mortgage payments, utility payments, personal loans, and daily living expenses, Fair Rate Funding eases some of the financial stress these plaintiffs endure. There are no restrictions on the use of the funds. 

Fair Rate Funding specializes in advancing cash now for plaintiffs who are involved in personal injury lawsuits including pelvic mesh. Sometimes referred to as settlement loans or lawsuit loans, settlement funding is NOT a loan transaction but a purchase of a portion of a future recovery. If the lawsuit is unsuccessful for any reason and no money is recovered, the lawsuit funding is not repaid.  For answers to frequently asked TV mesh or pelvic mesh lawsuit funding questions, visit:

Fair Rate Funding stands ready to assist Trans Vaginal Mesh lawsuit plaintiffs with a TV mesh lawsuit funding, if they already retained an attorney. To learn more about obtaining TV mesh lawsuit funding on your TV Mesh lawsuit in general, visit: For more information about TV mesh lawsuit funding as it pertains to Boston Scientific, visit:

Fair Rate Funding works diligently to afford lawsuit funding to its applicants and has representatives standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions regarding the lawsuit funding process. 

Fair Rate Funding's representatives are working around the clock to make sure each and every client gets the attention they need and to see them through to obtaining a cash advance. Fair Rate Funding is able to offer the lowest rates in the industry and makes the process as seamless as possible.

Fair Rate Funding lawsuit settlement funding programs are not a lawsuit loan or lawsuit loans although they are often referred to as such. A pre-settlement lawsuit cash advance is not a settlement loan or settlement loans because the advance is only repaid if the case is successful.  Your attorney will repay your case funding or lawsuit advance ONLY if your case is won or settled.

Fair Rate Funding prides itself on providing the quickest approvals – as soon as 24 hours on most cases, the lowest monthly usage rates – as low as 2.5% per month, and the most attentive customer service in the lawsuit funding industry.

Fair Rate Funding also offers free case evaluations. If you are, at any time, not interested in pursuing lawsuit funding, there is absolutely no obligation.

For more information about lawsuit funding and other services from Fair Rate Funding, simply call a representative at 888-964-2224 or visit us at

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