Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Trial Resumes After Mistrial, Notes Hissey Kientz, LLP

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP reports that the first transvaginal mesh bellwether trial against C.R. Bard resumed July 29, 2013 in federal court in West Virginia. According to documents filed in Cisson v. C.R. Bard Inc. (2:11-cv-00195; S.D.W.Va.), plaintiff Donna Cisson alleges that her Avaulta transvaginal mesh implant manufactured by C.R. Bard resulted in injuries such as pain, bleeding and bladder spasms.

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin declared the first federal transvaginal mesh trial a mistrial on July 10, 2013 after a gynecological expert witness for Cisson testified about C.R. Bards mesh marketing practices in violation of his earlier ruling on the topic, according to a Bloomberg article from July 10, 2013.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), transvaginal mesh implants can cause patients to experience serious complications such as vaginal mesh erosion, mesh migration, organ perforation, severe pain, problems during intercourse, bleeding, infection and urinary problems.

In a Public Health Notification issued on July 13, 2011, the FDA revealed that it had received a total of 3,864 reports of complications involving transvaginal mesh products between 2008 and 2010.

Patients who have experienced vaginal mesh erosion, mesh migration, severe pain, problems during intercourse or bleeding after being implanted with transvaginal mesh may wish to speak with a lawyer to find out if they are eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free transvaginal mesh lawsuit consultation, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.

About Hissey Kientz, LLP

Hissey Kientz, LLP ( represents individuals experiencing complications from transvaginal mesh, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, birth defects linked to the antidepressant drugs Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa and Effexor, Medtronic Infuse Bone Grafts, Stryker and BioMet hip replacements, GranuFlo dialysis concentrate and other defective drugs and medical devices.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Bard Trial Scheduled to be Retried July 29, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports

(PRWEB) July 29, 2013

The first federal bellwether trial for a Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuit was scheduled to start over today in Charleston, W.V., according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a law firm that represents hundreds of transvaginal mesh plaintiffs, notes that the initial trial was declared a mistrial two weeks ago because of improper testimony from an expert witness.

Plaintiffs Dan and Donna Cisson allege that device manufacturer C.R. Bards Avaulta transvaginal mesh implant was designed defectively and caused Donna to suffer serious injury, according to court documents in Cisson v. C. R. Bard, Inc. (MDL-2187; 2:11-cv-00195; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia).

We are pleased that the plaintiff has another opportunity for a trial, said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group LLP.

Women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits allege that the devices have caused them to suffer several serious adverse side effects since implantation, including vaginal erosion. The mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Recent vaginal mesh awards included a 2012 verdict in California against Bard which resulted in a $ 5.5 million damages award* to the plaintiff and a 2013 verdict against Ethicon that resulted in an $ 11 million award** to a woman who alleged serious injury from her implant.

The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe they have suffered from the alleged side effects of their vaginal mesh implants to download a free informational brochure from its website. Those who believe their mesh has injured them will find instructions and procedures for filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit, in addition to more information about side effects.

* (July 24, 2012)

** (Feb. 28, 2013)


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Classical Pilates Instruction Coming to Melrose on 7th Avenue Pilates by Fitness Solutions to Relocate to the Melrose District

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2007

Pilates by Fitness Solutions, Arizona’s only Power Pilates-affiliated studio will re-open its doors in Central Phoenix’s trendy Melrose on 7th Avenue district on August 13.

“We have grown organically through word of mouth over the last ten years,” said studio owner Lauren Tomasulo. “We are looking forward to continuing to grow in the new studio in our new neighborhood. Melrose on 7th is a vibrant community and we are excited to be part of its renewal.”

The new, 2700 square-foot studio is located at 4113 North 7th Avenue on the northeast corner of 7th Avenue and Indian School Road. The revitalized neighborhood is home to restaurants, shops, and art galleries and has an active day and nightlife. The studio is within walking distance from a shuttle stop on the First Fridays Artwalk route, and Tomasulo has plans to leverage her fortunate new address.

“We will be hosting our open house beginning on Friday, September 7th during First Friday and continuing though the weekend,” said Tomasulo. “We will be having a sort of ‘Taste of Pilates’ during which people can come in and take free, abbreviated mat classes, see demonstrations, and learn what all of the weird-looking equipment is all about.”

The equipment to which Tomasulo refers is an integral part of the classical Pilates method which she teaches. Pilates was developed by German-born boxer and performer, Joseph Pilates, to rehabilitate his fellow prisoners while he was detained in a British internment camp during World War I. There, he developed exercises that stretch, strengthen, and balance the body beginning with the muscles in the body’s core – the abdominals, upper thighs, and back – and radiating out to the limbs.

Deep, focused breathing helps practitioners increase their lung capacity and improve their blood flow; it contributes to the relaxed sense of well-being that follows a Pilates workout. After the war Joseph Pilates and his wife Clara immigrated to New York, where the techniques and equipment were further refined. Classical Pilates has been continuously practiced in the United States since 1926.

Pilates by Fitness Solutions is a Participating Training Center in the New York-based Power Pilates network of certified studios. Power Pilates’ founders learned the technique from the first generation of Joseph Pilates’ students. Currently, it is the only studio in Arizona that is endorsed by Power Pilates to train instructors in the classical Pilates method.

Pilates’ visibility has increased over the past two decades as celebrities and athletes have embraced the workout. As a result, variations on the techniques have evolved as have less expensive, less rigorous certification programs. Tomasulo advises those interested in pursuing Pilates to ask prospective instructors tough questions about their qualifications to teach the method.

“The comprehensive classical certification process is intense and demands a significant investment in terms of time and finances,” she says. “It requires certified instructors to maintain their certifications through continuing education beyond the hundreds of hours that they devote toward the initial certification. That rigor ensures that clients are less likely to be injured or to worsen a chronic condition during their workouts.”

About Pilates by Fitness Solutions

Pilates by Fitness Solutions specializes in classical Pilates as developed by its namesake Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. The studio is committed to maintaining and promoting classical Pilates as part of a well-rounded fitness program. Our clients come in all shapes, sizes, and physical conditions. For more information, visit Pilates by Fitness Solutions on the Web at

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