Judge Urges Settlements in Transvaginal Mesh Failure Lawsuits
February 11th, 2015|
Transvaginal mesh is a material that can be used to support a woman’s internal organs following certain medical procedures; however, thousands of patients claim their device has failed, causing pain, infection, and perforation of organs and tissues.
Many of the victims have filed a transvaginal mesh failure lawsuit in order to be compensated for the damage that was done. Now, the judge overseeing more than 70,000 of the cases is urging the makers of the transvaginal mesh products in question to work harder to reach settlements with the victims.
An article released by Reuters states the judge met with top officials from the transvaginal mesh manufacturing companies and attorneys for the victims this past Thursday, February 5. During the session, the judge reiterated it would be a long and costly process to try each of the cases, but unless a settlement is reached in a timely manner between the two parties, he will send the cases to trial.
Several of the companies who made and distributed the faulty mesh have already reached settlements. American Medical Systems put up $1.6 billion to lay 20,000 transvaginal mesh failure lawsuits to rest.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand the difficulties and frustrations that can come with recovering from a transvaginal mesh failure. That’s why our defective product lawyers are hopeful that fair and reasonable settlements can be reached for each of these victims in a timely manner.