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American Medical Systems Settles Nearly 100 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

ams_american_medical_systems_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitAmerican Medical Systems settled nearly 100 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. According to a court document recently filed in the American Medical Systems multidistrict litigation (MDL), Judge Joseph R. Goodwin granted a Joint Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice 95 cases.

The reason for dismissal is that American Medical Systems settled the cases.

One of the settled cases involves a plaintiff and her spouse; the plaintiff received an implant of the American Medical Systems MiniArc Sling in 2009.

The plaintiff’s claim cites negligence, design and manufacturing defects, failure to warn, fraudulent concealment, and punitive damages among a number of other allegations. Also, the plaintiff’s spouse, who is named as a plaintiff in lawsuit, cited loss of consortium.

As of April 24, 2015, the couple’s lawsuit is settled.

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased that American Medical Systems is making considerable headway in settling vaginal mesh lawsuits. The women named in these lawsuits have been waiting years for closure, and now, some of them finally have it.

Were you injured by vaginal mesh or a bladder sling?

Carey Danis & Lowe represents women who have been injured by vaginal mesh and bladder slings manufactured by American Medical Systems, a unit of Endo. Our personal injury lawyers are currently investigating these types of cases; so if you have suffered physical and emotional injuries from vaginal mesh, we encourage you to contact us for a free legal consultation.

During our free legal consultations, one of our attorneys will guide you through your legal options and compensation eligibility; and if applicable, we will walk you through the process of filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward against American Medical Systems, as Federal Court Issues Order for Third Round of Trials

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Published May 19, 2014 by Digital Journal

Anterior-Vaginal-MeshThousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against American Medical Systems, Inc. continue to move forward in a consolidated litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. On May 16, 2014, the Court approved a new Docket Control Order pertaining to the litigation’s third round of bellwether trials. Among other things, the Order stipulates that all discovery, including depositions of all company witnesses and third parties, will be completed by July 14, 2014. Dates for pretrial and settlement conferences, as well as the start date for the trial itself, will be determined by the Court at a future Status Conference. (In Re American Medical Systems, Inc. – MDL No. 2325)

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

According to court documents, tens of thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against American Medical Systems in courts around the country. The vast majority of claims are pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, where Jeffrey S. Grand is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.

On April 30, 2014, Endo International PLC, the parent company of American Medical Systems, announced a settlement agreement that could potentially resolve some 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending against the company. Among other things, Endo indicated that it has set aside $830 million to cover the settlement agreement, which is expected to be implemented over the next year. Endo did not admit liability or fault for any plaintiffs’ alleged vaginal mesh complications in agreeing to the settlement plan.*

According to court filings, American Medical Systems is just one of several companies named in vaginal mesh lawsuits in the Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his work on that litigation, Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in several proceedings established in that jurisdiction that involve Boston Scientific Corp., (MDL 2326), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL 2325) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).

Mr. Grand is also serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court. He was also a member of the plaintiff’s trial team for the first Ethicon trial, which ended in March with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10).

Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, please visit Carey Danis & Lowe’s website https://www.careydanis.com. To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 1.800.721.2519.


Endo Offers $830 Million Mesh Settlement

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

gavel_multidistrict_litigation_settlements_trial_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitsEndo announced a day after the U.S. Food and Administration (FDA) proposed an order to classify transvaginal mesh as a high-risk device that they had reached a settlement agreement of $830 million. The mesh settlement is expected to resolve around 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeted at Endo subsidiary, American Medical Systems.

Though Endo’s proposed settlement will bring a sense of closure to many women and their families, the company will remain part of another 23,000 lawsuits in the U.S. Approximately 17,000 of the 23,000 cases are part of the multidistrict litigation (MDL) being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.

The settlement will apply to certain cases involving plaintiffs who were implanted with either the Perigee, Apogee, or Elevate American Medical Systems transvaginal mesh devices.

According to a Bloomberg report, plaintiffs whose cases will be affected by the settlement will receive a minimum of $40,000. However, this compensation package could increase depending upon the severity of the plaintiff’s injuries, and the number of surgical operations that the plaintiff underwent to repair damages from the defective transvaginal mesh.

A product liability law professor interviewed for the Bloomberg report was quoted as saying that, in light of manufacturers having experienced a significant number of losses in transvaginal mesh cases, negotiating a settlement continues to appear to be a better option.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help You

The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are dedicated advocates of victims of transvaginal mesh. Carey Danis & Lowe is currently representing women and their families in transvaginal mesh lawsuits across the country.

If you have been injured by a transvaginal mesh device, we encourage you to begin exploring your legal options and compensation eligibility today. One of our defective medical device lawyers can assist you during your free initial case evaluation.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Contact our law offices by phone at 1.800.721.2519 or fill and submit the contact form.