Transvaginal Mesh Settlement News: Final C.R. Bard Bellwether Trial Set for Early December

Lawsuit Funding Firm, Legal-Bay, Reports that C.R. Bard has over 5K filed cases in the system, however "global settlement" seems imminent in early 2014 for many of the manufacturers.

Nov 20, 2013, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that the final Bellwether trial for C.R. Bard is set for trial on Dec. 3 in U.S. District Court in West Virginia.  C.R. Bard has already lost jury trials and has settled a number of mesh cases privately, according to sources.  Regardless of the outcome of the Bellwether Trial, Legal-Bay believes a major "global settlement" of up to 50K cases could come in early 2014 for several of the transvaginal mesh manufacturers and bladder sling makers; including Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems (AMD), and Coloplast.  Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) – Ethicon, and Gynecare are not believed to be involved in the settlement discussions at this point. 


"The TVM litigation is one that encompasses close to 100K claims, but numerous manufactures as well.  Add in the fact that there are multiple types of injuries, makes this the largest and possibly the most complex mass tort litigation in history," says Legal-Bay CEO Chris Janish.  "Regardless of the mesh maker or type of injury, we remain committed to assisting victims with lawsuit funding and mesh surgical funding to help them live life with some dignity until their cases final settle."  Average settlement amounts and values for mesh lawsuits could vary drastically says Legal-Bay, depending on injuries.  However, most experts believe that cases with Mesh Erosion should top $150k on the average. 

Legal-Bay expects cases that are currently filed in the courts to be paid in late 2014, however victims can obtain a lawsuit cash advance or pre-settlement funding within 48 hours via  To learn more about Legal-Bay's mesh funding program log onto:

Legal-Bay urges women that are suffering from Mesh Erosion and other injuries, and do not have a transvaginal mesh lawyer yet, to immediately consult one as the time to file a lawsuit claim is limited.  If you or a loved one needs a transvaginal mesh or bladder sling revision surgery or has recently had one and would like to have a free consultation with a transvaginal mesh law firm, feel free to contact at:

If you already have a filed transvaginal mesh or bladder sling lawsuit and need up to $50K in pre-settlement funding, not a settlement loan, feel free to apply to or directly to:  If you prefer to speak with a live funding agent, you may call Legal-Bay's toll free hotline at: 877.571.0405. 


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