TRANSVAGINAL MESH AND BLADDER SLING CASES
Legal-Bay is a leader in Product Liability funding for various Transvaginal Mesh (also referred to as TVM) and Bladder Sling Cases and their manufacturers. These two types of mesh products are considered to cause the most complications resulting in serious lawsuits being filed on behalf of plaintiffs, and they are also the most funded types of mesh cases. Below is basic information on each of these litigations and the manufacturers that are subject to paying large liability claims to you – the victim.
Be advised that there are numerous types of TVM cases and manufactures, so if you don’t see your specific case/manufacturer on our list, that doesn’t mean we cannot fund you. Legal-Bay is willing to give you a free case evaluation by filling out the application to your left as long as you have a lawyer and your case is in suit.
Vaginal Mesh, Transvaginal Mesh, Bladder Sling, and Pelvic Mesh Cases
Approximately 100K women a year have some sort of Pelvic or Vaginal Mesh surgery. Many women have had complications after pelvic surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Because of the complications, thousands of women have needed additional "corrective” or “revision" surgeries to remedy these problems. Unfortunately for vaginal mesh victims, some of these remedies have resulted in additional problems which have caused serious injuries, including but not limited to: bladder, bowel and blood vessel punctures and erosions, scarring and narrowing of the vaginal wall, and pain during intercourse. In 2008, the FDA issued a report with concerns of the Mesh Products; in 2011 the FDA upgraded their concerns to a “serious warning” to each various Vaginal or Pelvic Mesh Manufacturers. The FDA reports have led to over 40k lawsuits being filed – and many more sure to come. The total number of lawsuit claims is expected to reach close to 100K when it is all said and done.
Some of the manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh and Bladder Sling products are: Boston Scientific, Advantage; Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Gynecare; American Medical Systems (AMS); C.R. Bard and Co., Avaulta; Tyco; Mentor; Caldera; and Coloplast.
If you are a victim of a Transvaginal, Hernia, or Bladder Sling Mesh Product and have retained a lawyer, you are immediately eligible for a lawsuit funding cash advance. To apply for up to $30K, fill out the brief application on the upper left side of this page, and a sales agent will call you promptly to discuss your case. You many also call our 24-hour toll-free hotline to speak directly with a funding specialist at: 877.571.0405.
Transvaginal Mesh/Bladder Sling Settlement and Verdicts
Bloomberg News reported in late 2013 that some of the TVM Manufacturers, including C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems AMS, and Boston Scientific, were in discussions to settle up to 30K claims in what would be a historic “global settlement.” However, by early 2014 no such settlement has materialized; leaving many to believe that the TVM litigation will drag on for many more years. However, it has been reported that C.R. Bard has settled some of their cases privately, and will continue to do so in the normal course of business. Below are some recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements in favor of Women Transvaginal Mesh Plaintiffs:
- Bakersfield, California CA- Jury awards husband and wife $5.5MM award against C.R. Bard, July 2013
- Atlantic City, New Jersey NJ - Jury awards woman plaintiff $3MM award against J&J and Gynecare, August 2013.
- Charleston, West Virginia WV – Jury awards woman plaintiff $2.5MM award against C.R. Bard, October 2013.
- Bloomberg News reports possible “Global Settlement” in works between three major mesh manufactures of close to 50K claims, excluding Johnson & Johnson Inc.
- Charleston, WV – Settlement reached in approximately 20K cases against Endo Health Solutions and American Medical Systems, AMS, for approximately $830MM.
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana – MDL began in 2012, and Biomet Inc. reached a $56 million settlement in February of 2014 for an average of $200K per hip.
- Bergen County, NJ & U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota –Stryker Corporation agreed to pay $1.43 billion in November, 2014 to settle thousands of hip implant lawsuits filed against them regarding their Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem, expected to deliver awards in amounts of $10K to $600K for serious complications.
- Kern County, California – $5.7 million verdict was reached against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary for a woman plaintiff over their Gynecare TVT Abbrevo vaginal mesh device.
- March, 2015 – Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary reached a settlement in a bellwether trial over their transvaginal mesh devices just one day after the $5.7MM verdict against them, however, the settlement details have not been disclosed.
- AMS $1.3 Billion Settlement – Endo International Plc, owner of American Medical Systems (AMS), agreed to pay nearly $1.3 billion to resolve product liability transvaginal mesh lawsuits over their implants.
- $73 Million awarded to a woman plaintiff in a case against Boston Scientific Corporation.
- Miami, Florida – Jurors awarded $26.7 million in a verdict against Boston Scientific for failing to provide sufficient warnings about the risks of its Pinnacle mesh implant device.
- West Virginia – Jurors awarded $18.5 million to four women plaintiffs over Boston Scientific’s Obtryx mesh.
- Georgia – February, 2015 –Johnson and Johnson Settled over 100 lawsuits regarding their Mentor unit manufactured transvaginal mesh tape and sling devices, however, the details of the settlement have not been disclosed.
What if you don't have a lawyer yet?
The good news is: it is NOT too late to file a Transvaginal Mesh or Bladder Sling lawsuit claim yet. However, since the serious side effects and settlements made have now been public, the time to file a claim is ticking. Legal-Bay strongly advises you to immediately speak to a lawyer to ascertain if you have a claim. Due to our direct relationship with many top mesh law firms, Legal-Bay would be more than happy to refer you to a national mesh law firm. The free consultation will cost you nothing; and if the law firm decides to take your case, you will only be charged a fee if a financial award is obtained on your behalf.
If you are interested in speaking to a Legal-Bay representative about obtaining a Transvaginal Mesh lawyer, feel free to fill out the application on the upper left side of this page or call Legal-Bay directly at: 877.571.0405.
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