In a federal court in West Virginia, five transvaginal mesh manufacturers, C. R. Bard, Boston Scientific Corp., American Medical Systems, Coloplast Corp., and Cook Medical, are purported to be in discussions to settle thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Over 12,000 lawsuits have been consolidated into five different multidistrict litigations (MDLs) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
The settlement talks do not include Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.
There is speculation that the West Virginia transvaginal mesh MDLs could see a huge surge of new cases in light of these settlement discussions. Some are even calling for a multibillion dollar settlement, according to Bloomberg.
In a recent regulatory document, approximately 12,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against C. R. Bard. Of those 12,000, over 4,800 have been consolidated into the C. R. Bard MDL in West Virginia. Boston Scientific Corp. has been dealt the same amount of lawsuits as C. R. Bard, with approximately 6,300 of those cases consolidated into the Boston Scientific Corp. MDL. As for Coloplast Corp., the medical device manufacturer faces over 1,000 lawsuits in the Coloplast MDL. The latest case number data for the Cook Medical MDL shows that the Indiana based manufacturer is being targeted with just over 100 transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
As of early October, Ethicon faces over 10,200 transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the Ethicon MDL.
To learn more about transvaginal mesh lawsuits, read about the C. R. Bard settlement agreement reached in a New Jersey transvaginal mesh lawsuit or get an in-depth look at transvaginal mesh injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, the attorneys and medical experts at Carey Danis & Lowe are here to help. Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe, St. Louis class action attorneys, by calling 800.721.2519, or by submitting a personal injury claim form.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh