Millions Awarded in Transvaginal Mesh LawsuitsJune 4th, 2013 by 1800thelaw2
Who’s Held Responsible in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits?
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are underway across the U.S. In New Jersey, nearly 2,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are pending against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures the Gynecare Proflift mesh implant. In West Virginia, approximately 3,800 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against Ethicon; 2,300 cases have been filed against Boston Scientific, the makers of the Obtryx Transobturaator Mid-Urethral Sling System; 2,000 have been filed against Bard for its Avaula mesh implant; and 200 against Coloplast for its Aris-Transobturator Sling System.
Settled Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Although the vast majority of these transvaginal mesh lawsuits are pending, the ones that have settled have been awarded millions of dollars to the plaintiffs. The following are some examples:
- In February, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay a South Dakotan woman $11 million for misrepresenting their vaginal mesh implant, Gynecare Prolift, and failing to properly warn her doctor of potential dangers.
- In March, a New Jersey woman was awarded $7.76 million for punitive damages after experiencing serious problems with the Gynecare Prolift mesh implant.
- In February 2012, a California woman was awarded $5.5 million in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Connect with a Mesh Lawsuit Attorney Right Now!
It is estimated that 50 percent of women will experience some form of pelvic organ prolapse. Not all cases become serious, while others require surgical procedures – some of which use a type of vaginal mesh implant.
However, vaginal mesh implants have been causing thousands of women serious problems such as infection, bleeding, painful intercourse and urinary problems. Many have experienced recurrent organ prolapses that required multiple surgeries to correct.
Research has shown that about 10 percent of all vaginal mesh implant surgeries cause serious complications and health risks, due to problems with the actual implant. If you or a family member is experiencing problems due to a vaginal mesh implant, you could be eligible to receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
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