The Schwaba Law Firm represents individuals harmed by the implantation of transvaginal mesh and pelvic mesh products. Beginning in approximately 2005, the Food and Drug Administration began receiving thousands of reports of women injured by transvaginal mesh devices (TVM). The FDA found the mesh product may adhere to surrounding tissue, causing fistulas and other medical complications that made the original medical concerns, like pelvic organ prolapse, pale in comparison. Nevertheless, manufacturers of the transvaginal mesh devices continued. Manufacturers of the defective devices include Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, Inc. (AMS), C.R. Bard, Inc., Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.
Lawsuits for transvaginal mesh devices have been filed around the country and have been consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia under Chief Judge Joseph Goodwin. The lawsuits claim that the pelvic mesh manufacturers had defectively designed and manufactured the devices, failed to warn of the devices erosion, infection and other complications.
The women have suffered severe physical and emotional injuries, including significant medical bills, loss of wages and severe physical pain.
American Medical Systems, Inc. has reached a global settlement with claimants reaching $1.2 to about $1.6 billion for any and all outstanding claims (but denying any liability). Settlement negotiations continue with respect to other manufacturers as well.
Schwaba Law Firm represents individuals harmed by transvaginal mesh devices and has helped clients recover from these injuries. If you have been injured by a defective transvaginal mesh product, contact the Schwaba Law Firm. Let us see if we can help you recover.