May 20th, 2015|
While some women who undergo procedures using transvaginal meshes suffer no complications, other patients have reported serious and sometimes life-threatening adverse health events.
Transvaginal mesh can erode inside the walls of a patient’s body and has been known to perforate body tissue, organs, and bowels.
The transvaginal mesh injury lawyers at Norris Injury Lawyers explain that as many as 50,000 victims filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of the products. Now one of those manufacturers is hoping to settle around 3,000 of these cases out of court.
According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, one of the companies that produces transvaginal mesh, Boston Scientific, is hoping to settle a number of claims for an estimated $119 million. As part of the settlement, payments for the victims would be funded into an escrow account by October 1. However, the company would accept no responsibility for wrongdoing.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, our Birmingham personal injury lawyers hope that patients harmed by transvaginal mesh get the compensation they deserve for their damages.
February 17th, 2015|
Thousands of women have been harmed as the result of transvaginal mesh implants to treat certain medical conditions. Now, it seems as though those individuals are beginning to receive the compensation through vaginal mesh failure lawsuit settlements.
One of the most recent settlements is between manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, and 111 patients harmed by the company’s Mentor ObTape Transobturator Sling. According to an article from drugwatch, the financial terms of the settlement are not currently being disclosed.
The settlement will lay to rest the case that had been condensed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and comes on the heels of the company reaching settlements in several other cases in Sept. and Oct. 2014.
Throughout the legal proceedings, Johnson & Johnson maintains their medical devices are safe for use, despite having pulled the products from the market in 2006.
There are still hundreds of transvaginal mesh failure cases pending decisions.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we hope the settlements reached in these transvaginal mesh failure cases will help bring closure to the patients affected. Our Birmingham personal injury lawyers would also encourage anyone who has suffered an injury as the result of a transvaginal mesh failure to consider speaking with a qualified attorney.