$200 Million Offered to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Failure Lawsuits
August 20th, 2015|
A settlement has been offered to as many as 3,000 women who have filed transvaginal mesh failure lawsuits against medical product manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. If the agreement is approved, officials say it would resolve roughly 1 out of every 5 transvaginal mesh failure cases.
The women who filed the suits had the mesh product implanted in their bodies as part of a surgical procedure to correct organ prolapse or urinary incontinence; however, the women say the product eroded over time, causing the mesh to perforate organs and tissue and cause extreme pain.
According to an article from Bloomberg Business, C.R. Bard, Inc. is offering $200 million to the victims in order to prevent the cases from going to trial. This means each victim will receive around $67,000.
The decision to settle comes on the heels of several other major transvaginal mesh manufacturers being ordered by the courts to pay their victims for their injuries. A woman was awarded $100 million in damages from Boston Scientific in May for injuries the company’s product caused her to suffer. In 2013, a West Virginia jury ordered Bard to pay another transvaginal mesh failure victim.
It’s important that victims of faulty medical devices receive the compensation they need and deserve, which is why our defective product lawyers are hopeful this settlement will bring closure to the victims who were harmed.