Currently, the makers of all of these devices are facing TransVaginal Mesh lawsuits that total more than 40,000 nationwide. Since 2013, makers Bard, Endo Health Solutions, Cook Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Coloplast and several other makers have been involved in talks about TransVaginal mesh settlements, according to a recent September, 2013, report that was issued by Bloomberg. Already, one major trial that C.R. Bard has faced has culminated in a multi-million dollar payout to the plaintiff; an August 15, 2013 settlement which saw plaintiff Donna Cisson awarded $2 million.
C.R. Bard, a maker of the surgical TransVaginal mesh used to correct pelvic organ prolapse, is currently involved in more than 5,500 lawsuits. The lawsuits have been brought forth by law firms representing patients who have suffered from extreme complications or side effects after having the mesh placed inside of their bodies. The TransVaginal mesh settlements being awarded to date have all topped seven figures, with the largest one against Johnson and Johnson being settled for more than $11 million.
TransVaginal Mesh Complications
There are numerous complications with TransVaginal mesh that you should be aware of. The most common include: pain in the pelvic area, painful sexual intercourse, abnormal bleeding and or discharge, frequent urinary tract infections and rectal pain. If you suspect that you have defective mesh, see your physician right away to gain proper diagnosis and treatment. If the mesh is defective, a lawsuit could entitled you to compensation, monies to cover the cost of the removal of mesh, and monies to replace it with new mesh as well as other monetary compensations for pain and suffering.