In August 2014, transvaginal mesh (TVM) manufacturer C.R. Bard agreed to settle more than 500 lawsuits filed by plaintiffs injured due to the use of Bard’s Avaulta transvaginal mesh.
This is a small portion of the 12,500 currently pending against C.R. Bard. Thousands of other transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against other manufacturers as well. Other manufacturers, including Endo Health Systems (the parent company of manufacturer American Medical Systems) and Coloplast, face lawsuits as well, and recently agreed to settlements in the sum of $830 million and $16 million, respectively.
In an attempt to ensure that those who have suffered from allegedly defective transvaginal mesh products do get the compensation they deserve (according to the group), a group of pelvic mesh survivors in Texas have requested that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott pursue legal action against Johnson & Johnson. The company is one of the largest makers of transvaginal mesh implants, and the women allege Johnson & Johnson failed to warn patients of known dangers. In addition, the women point out that the state was injured because many of these women were given medical attention at taxpayer-funded facilities.
When used correctly, transvaginal mesh can correct pelvic organ prolapse by keeping vital organs from dropping into the vagina. However, the products in these cases allegedly defective and caused infections, erosion of tissue, and other issues. Some women claim that when they sought removal surgery for the transvaginal mesh, tissue had grown around the mesh, making removal impossible.
Injured? Consider a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit in Texas
Women in Texas have already begun filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits. There are even online support groups for those who were injured after receiving transvaginal mesh. If you or a loved one suffered injured after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, contact Attorney Group for Texas to discuss your options in your unique situation. We know each situation is different, and we want to help you understand your options. We can also connect you with an affiliated Texas attorney if you decide to pursue a claim. Contact us today for your free consultation.