Coloplast, one of the seven transvaginal mesh manufacturers who is involved in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in a federal court in West Virginia, is purportedly negotiating a settlement to resolve 400 cases from a pending case list that exceeds 1,300. These cases fault Coloplast for marketing a defective medical device, including the Coloplast Transobturator line of products, that the plaintiffs claim causes serious injuries, among them organ damage.
According to Bloomberg, the proposed Coloplast settlement is to offer a compensation package of around $40,000 for each of the 400 selected cases. Rather than negotiate a settlement deal to resolve all of the transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeted at them, instead, Coloplast’s strategy appears to be to resolve separate groupings of cases. Apparently, Coloplast’s settlement process is to resolve cases by plaintiffs’ lawyer.
It has not been made evident as to why Coloplast and their defense lawyers have made the decision to resolve the consolidated lawsuits by case inventory.
As a national law firm representing victims of defective medical devices, Carey Danis & Lowe is encouraged by Coloplast’s decision to negotiate a settlement whose upshot is to resolve all cases in the West Virginia MDL. As many victims of defective medical devices experience an incredible amount of emotional and physical suffering as a result of their injuries, the sooner both parties are able to reach a settlement or bring a case to trial, the better.
The St. Louis class action attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe are currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases. Carey Danis & Lowe encourages you to begin exploring your legal options today. Our initial case evaluations are free.
Carey Danis & Lowe is available right now to review your transvaginal mesh case. Contact us by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our personal injury claim forms.