Transvaginal Mesh Recalls – Companies Agreeing to Settle Says Attorney Lisa Douglas
Industry: Legal Services
Transvaginal Mesh has resulted in numerous health problems for many women. If you have been harmed by transvaginal mesh implant you may be entitled to compensation.
North Little Rock, AR (PRUnderground) November 21st, 2014
More Manufacturers expected to settle by the First Quarter of 2015.
November 12, 2014 – American Medical Systems has agreed to pay close to $1.3 billion for the product liability lawsuits for the Transvaginal Mesh. Patients with serious complications and revision surgeries from the Transvaginal Mesh can expect to be awarded as much as $400k according to sources.
Transvaginal Mesh were intended for treatment of pelvic organ prolapsed (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) that would provide additional support to the walls of the pelvis. Recent lawsuits allege that the Transvaginal Mesh is actually causing numerous complications such as erosion, pelvic pain, infection, vaginal bleeding, painful sexual intercourse, and nerve damage, to name a few. These complications will be more difficult to repair.
In October 2008, the FDA issued a Public Health Notification Warning http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PublicHealthNotifications/ucm061976.htm, stating that there were numerous reports from the previous years of 2005-2007 where the complications were rare and could be a potentially serious health risk. In July 2011, FDA released an update on the prior Public Health Notification Warning http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm262435.htm .
There are more than 50,000 lawsuits that include some of the following seven major manufacturers for the Transvaginal Mesh: American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Cook Medical, Neomedic and Coloplast Corp.
If you or any of your loved ones have been a victim of the Transvaginal Mesh, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Lisa Douglas, Inc. at 501-798-0004. Our Law Firm has a 24 hour telephone line to assist and answer any questions you may have. Lisa Douglas has been voted Best Attorney from 2009-2014 by the Stephens Media Poll and she has been a Registered Nurse for 24 years; Bob Davidson is a Trial Attorney with 30 years of experience litigating product liability cases. He is also a licensed Pharmacist and former pharmacy professor at two colleges of pharmacy.
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