Endo Health Solutions, which recently purchased American Medical Systems, has agreed to pay nearly $55 million to settle allegations that AMS transvaginal mesh (TVM) implants eroded in some women and caused them serious injuries.
Settlement Does Not Affect Majority Of TVM Lawsuits Consolidated In MDL
Although details of the $55 million settlement haven’t been disclosed, according to Bloomberg News, Endo reported that the deal will “resolve an unidentified number of suits over the company’s vaginal-mesh devices, which include the Perigee, Apogee and Elevate implants.”
Endo’s $55 million settlement does not affect the majority of the 5,000 TVM lawsuits currently filed against the manufacturers that are consolidated in four multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceedings currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia under U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin.
In addition to lawsuits filed against AMS / Endo, nearly 30,000 TVM injury claims are consolidated in those actions against TVM manufacturers such as CR Bard, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast Corp. and Cook Medical Inc.
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If you were implanted with transvaginal mesh to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and suffered transvaginal mesh side effects such as mesh becoming exposed or protruding out of the vaginal tissue (known as erosion), pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, organ perforation or urinary problems, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss your situation.
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