Pelvic Mesh Products: Injury Claims
Pelvic mesh products have been the subject of thousands of lawsuits due to the injuries that the mesh products have resulted in. Our office has covered this issue in our blog, allowing readers to know the latest information on these products and the lawsuits surrounding them.
Endo Health Solutions’ Pelvic Mesh Products
The JereBeasley Report has included a pelvic mesh product update within the Mass Torts Update section of their report. They call attention to the fact that Endo Health Solutions is under investigation for pelvic mesh products. The inquiry includes multiple states, one of them being California.
Endo Health Solutions, the maker of the mesh product device warned investors last month after a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing that there was a threat to the women’s health business of the company due to the pelvic mesh litigation.
The company is the subject of thousands of lawsuits related to the products in a number of states. The investigation that underway includes several of the company’s transvaginal mesh products.
What is Transvaginal Mesh used for?
Transvaginal mesh products are supposed to help treat pelvic organ prolapse in individuals as well as urinary incontinence. These devices have put many women at risk as they were not aware of the side effects of the device. Those who have suffered from injury as a result of transvaginal mesh products are able to pursue compensation.
Endo’s Mesh Product Lawsuits
Endo’s American Medical Systems Inc. unit has 20,000 lawsuits pending against them at this time due to the vaginal mesh products. The products have caused individuals the below side effects:
- Chronic pain
- Other injuries
The company has said that they will spend at least $520 million to settle or end the product liability litigation against these products, increasing their product liability reserve at the end of 2013.
In June, the company paid %54.4 million to settle a number of claims.
Contact an Attorney
If you believe that you may have a pelvic mesh product claim as you suffered side effects or injuries due to the device, we recommend that you contact a products liability lawyer. You can call our office at 800.637.8170 to speak directly with a lawyer regarding your situation and the injuries that you’ve suffered. Our lawyers will recommend the steps that you take toward filing a claim and receiving compensation.