Endo Health Solutions Inc. and its subsidiary, American Medical Systems, agreed to a $54.4 million settlement of vaginal mesh lawsuits. Endo and American Medical Systems recently filed the settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In a Bloomberg Businessweek article about the settlement, Endo did not disclose how many vaginal mesh lawsuits would be settled with the $54.4 million. The settlement will only involve a very small number of vaginal mesh lawsuits, and it will not apply to vaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated into the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Approximately 5,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the West Virginia federal court. The first bellwether trial in the American Medical Systems MDL is scheduled for December 2013. The American Medical Systems MDL is In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2325. The American Medical Systems MDL is being presided over by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.
Plaintiffs have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits against Endo and American Medical Systems alleging their vaginal mesh products eroded and caused severe pelvic pain.
Carey Danis & Lowe vaginal mesh lawyers are continuing to investigate vaginal mesh cases. Our vaginal mesh lawyers are also offering free legal evaluations to individuals who believe to have been injured by a vaginal mesh product manufactured by Endo and American Medical Systems or any other vaginal mesh product manufacturer, including CR Bard, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast Corp., or Cook Medical Inc.
For a free legal evaluation and assistance with filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit, contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim form.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh