Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Progress to Settlement
Endo International, a company that designs and sells transvaginal mesh implants, has agreed to pay $830 million to over 20,000 women to resolve a series of mesh lawsuits with thousands of women who claimed that the implants made sex painful or left them incontinent. News of the mesh lawsuits and the settlement followed shortly after the FDA’s reclassification of the devices as high-risk devices, so that the devices now require pre-market approval before they can be supplied to doctors.
Endo, an Irish company, designs, develops, and distributes pharmaceutical products and devices through subsidiary companies in countries around the world. The company had established a fund of $520 million for payment towards the resolution of these mesh lawsuits, and this fund has been increased to $1.1 billion. The settlement will be paid from this fund through 2016.
The company states that its payment to the plaintiffs of the mesh lawsuits is not an admission of fault, though the FDA concludes that the devices are risky, and can include side effects such as pain, bleeding, and infection. The FDA says that there have been increasing numbers of complaints about the devices over the last ten years.
About Transvaginal Mesh (TVM)
TVM implants are designed to reduce symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence. Prolapse, a condition common in post-childbirth and aging women, occurs when the vaginal canal tissue weakens and can no longer support internal organs. This condition can be painful, and internal organs can even disgorge from the vaginal canal.
The mesh devices are designed to support sagging vaginal tissue and pelvic organs. According to findings presented over the past several years, the mesh eroded through vaginal lining, which can cause nerve damage and infections. Injuries resulted in a series of complications that worsened symptoms, causing urinary incontinence and an inability to have sex.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits in Mississippi
Anyone in Mississippi suffering from a mesh-related injury should consult a Mississippi attorney to learn more. If you or someone you know suffers from an injury related to an implant, contact Attorney Group for Mississippi. We are here to answer questions and help you find an attorney who can help you file a mesh lawsuit. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.