More than 500 settlements have been reported in litigation with manufacturer C.R. Bard over claims brought by women who claimed that the Avaulta transvaginal mesh caused them injury. More than 12,000 cases remain active. A majority of the over 12,500 cases filed against Bard alleging complications from transvaginal mesh use were consolidated into federal multidistrict litigation proceedings pending in the Southern District of West Virginia under federal district court judge Joseph Goodwin.
While all lawsuits are different and no outcome or amount of compensation is guaranteed, the Bard cases may suggest future settlements of cases filed against other manufacturers. Already, the company Coloplast recently settled a group of 400 cases for a total of $16 million. Likewise, AMS has agreed to pay out about $830 million in order to settle the almost 18,000 lawsuits filed in a multidistrict litigation consolidation against the company.
Transvaginal Mesh Issues
Transvaginal mesh products can be an effective means of addressing a number of issues that would otherwise cause serious health problems for women, such as female stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The personal nature of these afflictions can make them embarrassing and difficult to treat, in addition to causing much inconvenience and pain.
When functioning properly, transvaginal mesh can be a promising method of treating these conditions, as it supports organs such as the bladder, rectum, and uterus and prevents them from falling into the vagina. This can provide significant relief and improve the health and quality of life of patients.
However, transvaginal mesh products are reportedly not all effective and safe. Unfortunately, some of these products have allegedly caused substantial, painful medical problems for patients, including internal infections, organ perforation, and erosion of vaginal tissue.
Do You Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit in Oklahoma?
If you or someone you love has been adversely affected by the use of transvaginal mesh, you may be able to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit in order to seek compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical costs. Whether you had your transvaginal mesh procedure performed in Oklahoma or elsewhere, Attorney Group for Oklahoma may be able to help you move toward recovery by helping you understand what options may be available to you. We can discuss questions you have, and connect you with a local Oklahoma attorney who can assist you if you decide to pursue a claim. Contact us today to learn more in a free consultation.