St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 -- The attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe report that Endo International Plc has offered an $830 million mesh settlement. As the St. Louis law firm is dedicated to providing expert legal representation to alleged victims of transvaginal mesh products, Carey Danis & Lowe has been alert to any and all events pertaining to Endo, and their subsidiary, American Medical Systems.
Carey Danis & Lowe defective medical device lawyers explain that the Endo settlement is expected to settle around 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. According to a Bloomberg report, the settlement applies to the Perigee, Apogee, and Elevate mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems.*
According to the frequently updated case record published by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, there are currently over 17,400 cases in the American Medical Systems multidistrict litigation (MDL).**
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 heard by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is also presiding over six additional MDLs regarding transvaginal mesh products and their respective manufacturers.
Women who claim to have been injured by certain transvaginal mesh devices charge manufacturers with releasing an unsafe product onto the market, one that allegedly causes mesh erosion, and as a result of this, organ damage.
FDA & Transvaginal Mesh
As plaintiffs question transvaginal mesh safety in lawsuits filed around the U.S., these medical devices are also on the radar of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In late April 2014, the FDA announced that they strongly recommend an update to the classification of transvaginal mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
In the news release, the FDA put forth an order that would change the classification of these mesh products from a moderate risk device, or class II device, to a high risk device, or class III device.***
As a national law firm dedicated to assisting victims who have been harmed by defective medical devices, Carey Danis & Lowe lawyers remain available to discuss legal options and compensation eligibility with families who claim to have been injured by certain medical devices, such as transvaginal mesh.
The St. Louis law firm can be reached by phone at 800.721.2519.
About Carey Danis & Lowe
Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff's litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519 for more information about our legal services.
*Bloomberg, May 1, 2014: http://bloom.bg/Rm9cOM
**U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia: http://bit.ly/american-medical-systems-mdl
***U.S. Food and Drug Administration, April 29, 2014: http://bit.ly/fda-mesh-order
Scott Godar, Carey Danis & Lowe, http://www.careydanis.com, +1 800-721-2519, [email protected]
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