Transvaginal mesh is surgically implanted to stabilized weakened vaginal and bladder tissues in women with pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. The FDA has collected thousands of serious adverse event reports regarding injuries caused by vaginal mesh. Some of these injuries have been severe and permanent and may have contributed to a number of deaths.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed and settled regarding transvaginal mesh, however many may still remain in federal, state and local courts.
What is a transvaginal mesh lawsuit?
A medical injury lawsuit may be filed for injury or harm caused by a medical device. Wrongful death lawsuits may also be filed by family members in the event that a medical device caused the death of a loved one. Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed by women and their familied due to harm resulting from implantation of transvaginal mesh.
What companies are involved in transvaginal lawsuits?
Well over 100 thousand of lawsuits have been filed by women and their families against medical device manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products. Manufacturers who have faced lawsuits for injuries cause by transvaginal mesh include:
- Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson
- American Medical Systems (AMS) and parent company Endo International
- C.R. Bard, including TSL and Sofradim products
- Coloplast Corp
- Boston Scientific
- Cook Medical Inc.
- Neomedic International
- Medtronic, including Coviden and Tyco products
- Caldera Medical
Thousands of lawsuits have reached settlement, but many remain in court systems and more lawsuits may be expected.
What transvaginal lawsuits have been settled?
Tens of thousands of lawsuits have already been filed and settled for injuries caused by transvaginal mesh. Transvaginal mesh manufacturers have paid more than $1.2 billion for tens of thousands of claims but more than 60,000 cases may still be pending in federal, state and local courts.
Past transvaginal mesh lawsuit settlements have included:
- California couple awarded $5.5 million in case against Bard
- NJ woman awarded $11 million in case against Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson
- WV woman awarded $2 million in case against Bard
- 20,000 cases settled by AMS/Endo for $830 million
- TX woman awarded $34.6 million in case against Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson
- FL cases against Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson awarded to 4 women for $26.7 million and separately to another 4 woemen for $18.5 million
- 500 Bard cases settled for $21 million
- 400 Coloplast cases settled for $16 million
- 3,000 Boston Scientific cases settled for $119 million
- DE woman awarded $10 million in case against Boston Scientific
- PA woman awarded $12.5 million in case against Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson
- NJ woman awarded $15 million in case against Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson
- Three PA women awarded $2.16, $20, and $57 million in cases against Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson
Should I file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit?
Each case of medical injury is unique and must be considered separately. If you or a loved one has experienced complications or required revision surgery after implantation of transvaginal mesh for POP or SUI repair, you may be eligible for compensation.
Medical injury settlements can include compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Permanent injury or disability
- Loss of consortium (spousal relationship)
- Future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death