CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The number of lawsuits alleging injuries from the dangerous medical device, transvaginal mesh, is reaching epic proportions. In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia alone there are more than 67,500 pending cases.
Who is Involved in the Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits?
These 67,500 cases are filed against various transvaginal mesh manufacturers including, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Coloplast Corp., Cook Medical, Inc. and Neomedic International. The cases are moving along quickly, as more continue to be added to the docket. The court issued an order on December 2, 2014 to schedule a joint status conference for all the currently filed cases for January 29, 2015.
These major medical device manufacturers are also starting to feel the heat from various transvaginal mesh cases. In the past two months there have been major verdicts in favor of injured women and their families. Boston Scientific was ordered to pay nearly $45.2 million in damages by federal juries and $73 million in damages by a state court. Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $3.27 million by a West Virginia jury. C.R. Bard faces potentially billions of dollars in verdicts and has also agreed to pay $21 million in its first major settlement deal.
Purpose of Transvaginal Mesh
Transvaginal mesh (also known as bladder mesh, pelvic mesh, or bladder sling) is a synthetic surgical netting used to support the muscles in the pelvic region and prevent pelvic prolapse. Thousands of women have found, however, that the device does the exact opposite. Instead of preventing prolapse, the mesh facilitates it. The mesh has been found to disintegrate, break apart, and migrate elsewhere in the body. This causes pain, infection, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, and organ perforation. Pelvic organ prolapse is the most dangerous side effect. It occurs when the muscles in the pelvis region are so weakened that the organs in the region fall out of place. The FDA issued a warning in 2011 to indicate that the serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh are not rare (as they had previously indicated).
Our Lawyers Can Help
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a transvaginal mesh implant. Lawsuits have been filed against the device maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our transvaginal mesh lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims.