Cohen & Malad, LLP attorney David B. Allen has been appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the consolidated multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving transvaginal mesh products. Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin will be presiding over these cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against the manufacturers Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon, Bard, American Medical Systems, and Boston Scientific.

As a member of the Plantiff’s Steering Committee, David will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of the pretrial proceedings in the prosecution of these personal injury claims. David has several years of trial experience and extensive knowledge of medical device litigation strategy.

Transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is permanently implanted to reinforce weakened vaginal walls to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), or used to support internal organs for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). POP is a condition that occurs when the pelvic floor, which holds the pelvic organs in place, becomes weakened or stretched often as a result of childbirth. The weakened tissues cause the pelvic organs to bulge (prolapse) into the vagina. POP occurs in 30-50 percent of women, with 2 percent becoming symptomatic.

Transvaginal mesh device injuries include erosion of the mesh into the vaginal wall, scarring of the vagina, painful intercourse, and difficulty or pain urinating. Many patients who have experienced these injuries have required multiple corrective surgeries and hospitalization. The personal injury attorneys of Cohen & Malad, LLP have built a reputation as tough opponents in the courtroom and have a depth of experience in litigating claims for people who have been injured by medical devices. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective pelvic mesh implant, contact Cohen & Malad, LLP to determine your legal rights and seek compensation for your injuries.