Vaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated in three major jurisdictions: West Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia. There are a total of 6 MDL s that are currently active. No matter where your case is filed it will most likely end up in one of these under the auspices of a lead cousel that will proceed on your behalf. These are not class actions but, consolidations. This is very different as it is still on an individual settlemement basis. Just to give you a point of reference the first Yaz settlements have settled for $250,000 for the first grouo of victims and the DePuy for $600,000 for six victims.
Problems with vaginal mesh systems marketed by a number of different medical device manufacturers have caused thousands of women throughout the United States to suffer severe injuries. The major manufactures involved in the litgations are Johnson and Johnson, Bard, Boston Scientific, and American Medical. Johnson and Johnson has just recently pulled 4 of the Gynecare mesh off the market and has published a new label change for one still on the market.
The vaginal mesh lawsuit lawyers are filing mesh lawsuits for women who have received any type of surgical mesh or bladder sling to repair pelvic organ prolapse, which could include:
Bard Avaulta Support System
AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System
AMS Perigee System
AMS Monarc Sling System
AMS Sparc Sling System
Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh
Ethicon Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh
Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
Ethicon Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling
Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System
UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
Coviden IVS Tunneler Sling
Due to the risk of vaginal mesh complications, the FDA warned in July 2011 that doctors should recognize that in most cases, pelvic organ prolapse can be treated successfully without a bladder sling or pelvic mesh. Thousands of women had a bladder sling or vaginal mesh implanted in recent years, and compensation may be available for serious injuries caused by the defective and dangerous design of the pelvic support systems.
Mesh lawsuits should be filed quickly as the staute of limitations is running close in many states and some are past the filing date already.