According to a March 4, 2014 update published on Bloomberg Businessweek, Coloplast has announced a $16 million transvaginal mesh settlement with approximately 400 plaintiffs. Coloplast, the manufacturer of transvaginal mesh implants, is currently facing lawsuits from patients claiming that they sustained injuries after receiving the devices.
Contact Attorney Group today if you or someone you love suffered from complications due to a transvaginal mesh implant or if you would like more information about Coloplast and the recent transvaginal mesh settlement. We can review your case and help you to determine if you are entitled to recover damages for your injuries.
Transvaginal Mesh Settlement Reached
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Coloplast, based in Denmark, has agreed to a transvaginal mesh settlement that includes an average payment of $40,000 per claimant. The lawsuits, filed on behalf of women who had been implanted with Coloplast’s Aris-Transobturator tape and Novasilk-Synthetic Flat Mesh System, allege that the devices caused substantial, painful and life-threatening injuries. The transvaginal mesh implants are routinely used to treat the effects of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
Several other manufacturers are also reportedly in the midst of transvaginal mesh settlement negotiations with tens of thousands of plaintiffs. Many of these cases are consolidated into a total of six multidistrict litigations in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is implanted into the vagina of patients suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. The two conditions, typically caused by pregnancy, childbirth or the body’s natural aging process, can result in weakened pelvic floor muscles, pain and discomfort. A physician makes an incision into the woman’s vagina to insert the device and attaches the mesh directly to the vaginal wall. While the actual procedure of using transvaginal mesh is not uncommon, it is the implants themselves that are raising concerns among patients and the medical community alike.
The mesh is used to support the pelvic floor and hold the body’s organs into place. However, women across the country are claiming that the devices are dangerous, defective and lead to more complications and life-threatening injuries. Women are pursuing transvaginal mesh claims, alleging that they suffered from adverse side effects such as bleeding and infection, vaginal shortening and tightening, pain and discomfort, painful urination, erosion of the mesh through the vaginal wall and perforation of the bowel, blood vessels and/or bladder.
Those who have been negatively affected by a transvaginal mesh implant are urged to speak to an experienced TVM attorney to learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit and seek compensation for their conditions. You may be entitled to recover damages for medical expenses including rehabilitation, doctor’s visits, medications and revision or removal procedures as well as a loss of income and any pain and suffering you feel is directly caused by the device.
Do You Have a Claim? Contact Attorney Group Today
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about the most recent transvaginal mesh settlement or if you would like to determine whether you are entitled to pursue a claim, contact Attorney Group today. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and connect you with an experienced attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process. Depending on the injuries you sustained, you may be entitled to recover damages for lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. There is often a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, so it is important to seek legal counsel if you feel you may have a valid claim.