Device manufacturers first started paying transvaginal mesh lawsuit settlements back in mid-2013. Now, claims are heating back up again in courts throughout the nation.
Thousands of Women Qualify for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlements
Women started filing lawsuits way back in 2008. Since then, roughly 50,000 claims were filed against seven different manufacturers. These claims put transvaginal mesh litigation among largest medical mass torts of all time. Now, thousands of women getting transvaginal mesh lawsuit settlements. In addition to getting justice, these payouts help ease some financial burdens that women as well as their families endured.
Check out this infographic to see a progressive timeline of TVM settlements. If you have had TVM-related injuries, get a free TVM case evaluation today to see if you may qualify for part of one of these settlements, or get more information about the lawsuit and side effects.
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From the infographic:
TVM Lawsuits: Winning in State and Federal Courts
Transvaginal mesh is surgically implanted in order to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In addition, surgeons also use TVM to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Unfortunately, this device also caused permanent as well as life-altering complications for many women. Thousands of cases were filed against TVM manufacturers going back to 2009. The first federal TVM trial began in 2013.
Here are some of the biggest and most noteworthy TVM settlements as well as jury awards over the past five years:
2013 New Jersey Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award: $11.11 Million
In 2013, a New Jersey jury ordered J&J’s Ethicon to pay $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million in punitive damages.
2014 Texas Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award: $73 Million
A Texas jury ordered Boston Scientific to pay $23 million in compensatory damages as well as $50 million in punitive damages in September 2014.
2014 West Virginia Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award: $3.27 Million
A West Virginia jury ruled against Ethicon and awarded the plaintiff a $3.27 million settlement in September 2014.
2014 West Virginia Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award: $18.5 Million
A West Virginia federal jury ordered Boston Scientific to pay $18.5 million in damages to four plaintiffs in November 2014.
2014 Miami Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award: $26.7 Million
A Miami federal jury ordered Boston Scientific to pay damages to four women in November 2014.
2015 C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award: $2 Million
A federal jury ordered C.R. Bard to pay $250,000 in compensatory as well as $1.75 million in punitive damages. C.R. Bard appealed, but ultimately lost in January 2015.
2013 AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement: $54.4 Million
American Medical Systems settled an unspecified number of state as well as federal claims in July 2013 for $54.4 million.
2014 Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement: $16 Million
In March 2014, Coloplast agreed to resolve a small number of TVM cases for $16 million.
2014 AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement: $830 Million
American Medical Systems settled many mesh injury claims for $830 million in May 2014.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one suffered severe transvaginal mesh complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Fill out your free claim review today. An attorney in your area will call to discuss your compensation options once you’ve submitted your information.
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