Johnson & Johnson has reached a settlement with four women who filed pelvic mesh lawsuits against the company. Details of the settlement are confidential, and the settlement could encourage resolution of other cases from among the more than 23,000 pelvic mesh lawsuits pending across the U.S.
If you or a loved one have suffered complications following a pelvic mesh implant, or if a loved one has died from injuries related to pelvic mesh, call Attorney Group today for more information. We offer a free, no obligation consultation and can connect you with an affiliated attorney who may be able to assist you in filing a pelvic mesh lawsuit.
What is Pelvic Mesh?
Doctors use transvaginal mesh to treat women with conditions that include pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence. It has been alleged that many of these products were released to patients before adequate testing had been performed. In some cases, the product did not produce the results it promised, as many women reported continued incontinence and pain issues. Because manufacturers continued to claim the product was safe, many women reportedly suffered with severe pain and discomfort for years as doctors were unable to identify what was causing the symptoms. For some of the women, the symptoms were reportedly life altering, leading many of them to file a pelvic mesh lawsuit once the cause of their problems was diagnosed.
After receiving multiple injury reports, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required pelvic mesh manufacturers to conduct post-market testing related to the injuries women reported. The FDA identified clear risks associated with pelvic mesh and has asked manufacturers to address those risks and provide more safe and effective products for women suffering from POP.
Pelvic Mesh Litigation Information
Pelvic mesh lawsuits arise from allegations that the devices can shrink and erode, causing chronic pain and damage to other organs. At least one of the cases settled by Johnson & Johnson involved a woman who died after a reported pelvic mesh-induced infection, and other women have reported excruciating and debilitating injuries due to the erosion of the mesh.
According to pelvic mesh lawsuit attorneys, the recent settlements are a sign that the remaining pelvic mesh lawsuits may see resolution soon. The judge presiding over multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia U.S. District Court has encouraged manufacturers to settle pelvic mesh lawsuits rather than require plaintiffs to endure lengthy trials. Some defendants, including C.R. Bard, agreed to pay $21 million to resolve approximately 500 cases, and Endo International likewise agreed to pay $1.2 billion to resolve its pending litigation..
Although the amount of the recent settlements is confidential, pelvic mesh lawsuit attorneys believe the women and their families were compensated for incapacitating injuries they suffered due to the erosion of their pelvic mesh, as well as for economic losses they suffered. Many women who have filed a pelvic mesh lawsuit claim they were unable to work due to their chronic pain and repeated infections, causing them severe economic hardship. In addition, many women have had to undergo removal procedures, which can be difficult if the mesh erodes into other internal organs.
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If you or a loved one has suffered from complications following a pelvic mesh implant, or if a loved one has died from complications, you may be eligible to file a product liability or wrongful death pelvic mesh lawsuit. Contact Attorney Group today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a lawsuit on your behalf.