The Oliver Law Group P.C. Reports Over 60,000 Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Pending in Federal Litigation

The Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Purport Women Suffering Serious Complications, Including Infection and Bleeding, After Undergoing A Vaginal Mesh Implant.

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Contact the Oliver Law Group P.C. for your free transvaginal mesh lawsuit case review by calling 1-800-939-7878 today.

Chicago IL (PRWEB) July 13, 2014

The Oliver Law Group P.C. has learned that transvaginal mesh lawsuit complaints continue to mount in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) currently proceeding through the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Court records show 58,262 pelvic mesh lawsuits were pending against seven pelvic mesh manufacturers, as of June 16, 2014. The litigation statistics reveal 3,211 lawsuits have been filed since the court issued its last update on May 15, 2014, when the number of combined lawsuits totaled 55,051. The lawsuits are filed on behalf of women who allege they were injured by the bladder mesh devices used to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The complaints alleged that the defectively designed mesh implants caused women to experience chronic pain, infection, mesh erosion and shrinkage, and bleeding.
[jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-June-16-2014.pdf, June 16, 2014]
[jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-May-15-2014.pdf, May 15, 2014]

The Oliver Law Group P.C. is currently representing women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits and notes that court documents show the majority of surgical mesh lawsuits in multidistrict litigation are pending against three manufacturers. Ethicon Inc., faces 18,176 Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits (MDL No. 2327), while American Medical Systems, Inc., has 17,821 Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits naming the company as a defendant. (MDL No. 2325) There are 12,004 Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits pending against Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326) The companies and the number of lawsuits in the remaining MDLs include:

    In Re C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187), Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits: 8,555
    In Re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2387), Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits: 1,468
    In Re Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2440), Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits: 195
    Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products (MDL 2511), Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits: 52

Court records further indicate hat two mesh manufacturers involved in the federal litigation also have consolidated litigation in New Jersey’s Superior Court in Atlantic County.

In litigation against C.R. Bard, Inc., 1,379 pelvic mesh lawsuits have been filed as of June 16, 2014. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

In the second consolidated litigation, Ethicon Inc. has 5,060 pelvic mesh lawsuits pending (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
[jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-June-16-2014.pdf, June 16, 2014]

In April, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) proposed tighter measures on mesh manufacturers to address the risks associated with using pelvic mesh devices. The regulatory agency plans to reclassify vaginal mesh devices from “moderate-risk” products to “high-risk” products. The reclassification requires mesh manufacturers to conduct human clinical trials and provide data on the safety and effectiveness of surgical mesh if they want to continue selling their products. According to the FDA, surgical mesh supports the uterus, bladder and bowel when those organs become weak and drop from their normal position and prolapse, or bulge, into the vagina.The agency first issued a warning about mesh products in October 2008 after receiving over 1,000 adverse events reports of women experiencing urinary problems, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion after having a mesh implant. When the number of complaints continued to rise, the FDA released another warning in July 2011. The federal regulator noted that while it is common for the number of adverse events to increase after an FDA safety alert is released, however, the agency was concerned “that the number of adverse event reports remains high.”
[ fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm395192.htm, April 29, 2014 ]
[ fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PublicHealthNotifications/ucm061976.htm, October 20, 2008 ]
[ fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm262435.htm, July 13, 2011 ]

A day after the FDA released its proposal to reclassify mesh products, Reuters reported that Endo International announced that it will pay $830 million to settle 22,000 lawsuits pending in federal litigation. At the time of the company’s announcement, there were 55,000 lawsuits pending in the federal court in the Southern District of West Virginia (MDL No. 2325). The 22,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits brought against its subsidiary, American Medical Systems, Inc. all contend the plaintiffs suffered mesh erosion, pain, infection and bleeding and other serious complications after having a pelvic mesh implant.

[ reuters.com/article/2014/04/30/endo-mesh-settlement-idUSL2N0NM2V820140430, April 30, 2014 ]

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