A Mississippi transvaginal mesh attorney notes that a medical device maker has agreed to pay over $120 million to resolve thousands of products liability lawsuits brought by women who allegedly suffered injuries after receiving vaginal mesh inserts. Affected women may still pursue claims against TVM device makers with the assistance of a Mississippi transvaginal mesh lawyer.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Mississippi. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Mississippi transvaginal mesh attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Report: 40,000 TVM Lawsuits Are Still Pending Against the Device Maker
Between 2,000 and 3,000 women who filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson over personal injuries allegedly caused by defective vaginal mesh inserts will reportedly receive compensation under a January 2016 deal. The settlement, which is worth more than $120 million in total, will provide each plaintiff with up to $60,000, according to New Brunswick Today. This represents the first large-scale settlement that Johnson & Johnson has offered in these cases, but still, over 42,000 other vaginal mesh lawsuits remain unresolved.
The products liability lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson allege that the vaginal mesh inserts manufactured by the company’s subsidiary Ethicon were defective and eroded within patients’ bodies. As a result, the plaintiffs suffered organ damage, constant pain and severe emotional distress. Some of the plaintiffs also had to undergo multiple revision surgeries to remove the defective mesh implants. Consequently, many plaintiffs whose cases have not been resolved are seeking punitive as well as compensatory damages, the website reported.
How a Mississippi Transvaginal Mesh Attorney Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by the fault of others may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.