More than 8,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts against various manufacturers of mesh implants by women who suffered serious side effects. You may be wondering: has there been a transvaginal mesh settlement for the mounting litigation? Though most of the transvaginal litigation is ongoing and have not reached settlements, some cases have reached successful financial conclusions.

In July 2012, one California couple was awarded a resounding jury verdict of $5.5 million in damages. The plaintiff of the lawsuit received an Avulta Plus vaginal mesh device manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. to treat stress urinary incontinence. Soon after the woman received the vaginal mesh device, she began to suffer from complications, including pain and incontinence. She underwent eight surgeries and nine other medical procedures to try to remove the defective devices, however, doctors eventually concluded that the vaginal mesh products could not be safely removed.

Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Australia

In Australia, a massive transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit is underway, which may be the biggest medical device class action lawsuit in the country’s history. The lead plaintiff of the lawsuit received a transvaginal mesh implant for pelvic organ prolapse, and soon began to experience debilitating side effects that even took a psychological toll. Her urogynaecologist told her that “the mesh was acting like a cheese grater in her body and had literally rubbed a hole in the wall of her vagina.” She underwent surgery to get the damaging implant removed. Like thousands of other women who suffered from transvaginal mesh side effects, the plaintiff hopes that her transvaginal litigation will hold the manufacturer responsible for the defective design of the dangerous device.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against mesh manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and C.R. Bard. Transvaginal mesh side effects can include pain, infection, painful sex, nerve damage, organ perforation and recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In January of last year, the FDA ordered 31 mesh manufacturers to gather data and conduct studies on the safety of the transvaginal mesh implants, after receiving thousands of reports from women who suffered from adverse effects.

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Seek Compensation for Patient Injuries

If you received a transvaginal mesh implant and suffered complications, consider joining the escalating transvaginal mesh litigation to seek compensation for your injuries. You may be entitled to a transvaginal mesh settlement that includes compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Speak to a vaginal mesh attorney at our firm to learn more. The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP understand the sensitive nature of your injuries and will help you protect your legal rights. Call (877) 779-1414 today for a free and confidential case review.

Published February 8, 2013 by