Women all around the country are continuing to file transvaginal mesh (TVM) lawsuits against manufacturers of the devices. In July 2014, a joint TVM status conference will take place in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where there are currently several federal litigations taking place.
Court documents said that the joint conferences will be held on July 24, 2014, at 10 a.m., and lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard Inc., American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon will be discussed.
There are currently more than 50,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed by women who’ve suffered serious complications including infection, erosion, chronic pain, pain during intercourse and other side effects. Many of these have led to the need for surgical removal of the product.
As of June 16, 2014, court documents displayed that there were more than 18,000 suits pending in federal proceedings involving Ethicon, and American Medical Systems has more than 17,000 claims filed against it.
In West Virginia, all of the transvaginal mesh lawsuits claim that the manufacturers of defective designs and marketing. The plaintiffs claim that the product makers didn’t fully explain that a woman’s risk of serious, possibly permanent, injuries could increase with the use of vaginal mesh. The women also allege that they were not properly warned about potential side effects.
Women who were treated with transvaginal mesh for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and needed surgical removal of the mesh following major complications may be entitled to damages and compensation. If you’re considering filing your own vaginal mesh lawsuit, you should contact a lawyer who specializes in mass tort cases, as an attorney may give you a better chance of winning.
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