Transvaginal mesh makers C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, andCook Medical have begun settlement talks with attorneys representing more than 35,000 women who have filed complaints of serious injury associated with these medical devices, according to reports. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is not currently participating in these settlement discussions. Physicians have used transvaginal mesh implants to treat women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Complaints of serious personal injury include severe pain, infection, bleeding, and organ perforation.
Three lawsuits brought to trial in the past year yielded over $18 million in damages for plaintiffs. Bloombergreported that the total number of lawsuits filed against all manufacturers of transvaginal mesh implants could exceed 50,000.
Our personal injury product liability attorneys are representing hundreds of women who have suffered serious injury after having a transvaginal mesh implant. If you or a loved one received a vaginal mesh implant and has suffered an injury, contact us. We are currently accepting clients with claims for vaginal mesh injuries.