Our law office has covered the subject of transvaginal mesh injuries within our blog. This is a subject that has affected a large group of women and we feel that bringing attention to it, as well as helping those who have suffered is very important.
The June 2014 edition of the JereBeasley Report calls attention to transvaginal mesh litigation. The article states that hundreds of cases are being prepared for trial and the U.S. District Jude Joseph Goodwin has ordered discovery to begin in cases that involved transvaginal mesh products.
Judge Goodwin presides over federal multidistrict litigations (MDLs) against Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, Inc, and Neomedic International. He has ordered that the discovery process beings.
The cases that are going to trial involved claims related to transvaginal mesh products and the occurrence of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The trials have been ordered for this fall involving claims against Boston Scientific Corporation, claims of several plaintiffs involving the Pinnacle, a pelvic organ prolapse product, and Obtryx, a stress urinary incontinence product.
A trial is set for August that involved Johnson & Johnson’s TVT-O product. This trial will be in the Southern District of West Virginia.
There are also many transvaginal mesh cases that are set for state courts around the country.
Settlements from Transvaginal Mesh Cases
The JereBeasley Reports states that the medical device manufacturer Endo International PLC has agreed to pay an $830 settlement to resolved legal claims involving women who were injured by the company’s transvaginal mesh devices. The settlement is subject to several conditions, according to the report. However, if it goes through, it will resolved about 20,000 legal claims that surround transvaginal mesh injuries.
Endo International is the parent company of American Medical Systems, which manufactures and markets numerous transvaginal mesh devices. These are used for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Two of these products, Apogee and Perigee, are no longer being marketed.
The lawyers at the Beasley Allen law firm explain that it is good to see manufacturers are taking responsibility for their products. Hopefully more manufactures will begin to follow this example and take responsibility for the harm that their products have caused.
Injured by a Transvaginal Mesh Product
Our lawyers remind readers that if they have suffered from an injury due to transvaginal mesh products, they should seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer. The lawyers at our law office have helped transvaginal mesh victims after suffering from these products. Call 800.637.8170 to speak to an attorney about the injuries that you’ve suffered from transvaginal mesh products and the legal options that you have.