Bard, Boston Scientific, Endo Health/AMS Vaginal Mesh Settlement
Bard, Boston Scientific, Endo Health/AMS Vaginal Mesh Settlement. We are reporting this important transvaginal mesh settlement breakthrough.
. C.R. Bard Inc. and other makers of vaginal-mesh implants have agreed to settle thousands of vaginal mesh product liability lawsuits.Nationwide Transvaginal Mesh Attorney
Bard, Endo Health Solutions Inc. the parent of AMS, Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast and Cook Medical Inc. manufacturers making vaginal mesh devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have agreed to settle all injury suits.More than 100,000 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Nationwide
The settlement is directed at more than 30,000 implant suits that have been consolidated for pre-trial information exchanges. According to experts, “The liability seems pretty clear in these cases, so settlement makes sense. Given how serious the injuries are and the number of cases, when you do the math, you can easily come up with a multibillion-dollar settlement.”Scope of the Vaginal Mesh Problem
The cases have been centralized before Judge Goodwin for coordinated pretrial proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
According to the latest case list released on January 18, 2018, by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), there are at least 15,613 Bard Avaulta mesh, 25,393 Boston Scientific mesh, 39,638 Ethicon mesh, 21,191 American Medical Systems (AMS) mesh, and 2,634 Coloplast mesh lawsuits.Plaintiff Trial Wins and Defense Losses
Bard officials also have settled some vaginal-mesh cases after losing two trials over the devices. A California state court jury in 2012 found Bard liable for severe injuries related to an Avaulta implant in the first case to go trial in a U.S. court.
Jurors said the company should pay $5.5 million in damages. Bard is liable for $3.6 million under that state’s law.
Goodwin presided at the first federal trial of claims over Bard’s Avaulta Plus vaginal mesh in August. A jury ordered the company to pay a total of $2 million in damages to a Georgia woman who said the device damaged her organs.Bard Avaulta Mesh Recall
Bard officials recalled the Avaulta implants off the market in 2012, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered all makers of the devices to study rates of organ damage, infection, and pain during sex linked to their products.
Bard faces more than 20,000 federal claims over the Avaulta mesh device, which women allege can cause organ damage and make sexual intercourse painful when the devices erode.
Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm is actively involved in litigating and settling vaginal mesh and bladder sling injury claims against those devices manufactured by American Medical Systems (AMS), Bard, including Bard Avaulta Mesh, Bard Bladder Sling, Boston Scientific, Endo Health Unit, Ethicon, Gynecare, Gynecare Prolift, Johnson & Johnson, among others.Injured by Vaginal Mesh?
The Mesh attorneys at Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm are evaluating potential claims for women throughout the country who have experienced problems or complications following surgical procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm represents clients in dangerous drug and dangerous medical device lawsuits nationwide, including California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas. Call 214-390-3189 for a free consultation.