Another lawsuit filed over medical product

By Justin Anderson | Jun 10, 2009

HUNTINGTON – Yet another lawsuit has been filed by a woman who claims she's been permanently injured by a medical product made by a New Jersey company.

Janice Roush, of Ohio, filed a lawsuit May 13 in Cabell Circuit Court against C.R. Bard Inc., related to a product called Avaulta Anterior and Posterior BioSynthetic Support Systems.

Eight other plaintiffs sued C.R. Bard over the same product recently in U.S. District Court.

Roush says she was implanted with the product, which is a type of surgical mesh, during a surgery performed by Mitchell E. Nutt, M.D. at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Nutt also performed the surgeries in the other lawsuits.

The products were implanted in Roush to treat her pelvic organ prolapse, the same condition suffered by the other plaintiffs.

Roush says as a result of the surgery, she's suffered significant mental and physical pain, permanent injury and deformity, the loss of a bodily organ system and has undergone and will have to undergo corrective surgeries.

The type of product in question was part of a health notification in 2008 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which warned that some patients could develop complications.

Roush is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Paul T. Farrell and J. Robert Rogers are representing Roush. The case is before Cabell Circuit Judge David Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 09-C-412

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