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Tens of thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against the makers of transvaginal mesh devices, alleging the devices were defectively designed and not properly tested before they were released on the market. Among the companies facing transvaginal mesh litgation are C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon, Coloplast, Cook Medical and Neomedic.

• So far, more than 60,000 lawsuits have been filed in federal court and thousands more lawsuits have been filed in various state courts across the US.

• Lawsuits have been consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia before Judge Goodwin. Among the consolidated lawsuits are:

• Approximately 10,000 cases involving C.R. Bard;
• Approximately 18,000 cases involving American Medical Systems;
• Approximately 14,000 cases involving Boston Scientific;
• Approximately 22,000 cases involving Ethicon;
• Approximately 1,700 cases involving Coloplast;
• Approximately 300 cases involving Cook Medical; and
• Approximately 100 cases involving Neomedic.

• American Medical Systems is the only company to offer large-scale settlements to end transvaginal mesh litigation. In 2014, Endo International Plc, owner of American Medical Systems, agreed to pay approximately $1.3 billion to resolve lawsuits. Those settlements typically involve women who have undergone one revision surgery or no revision surgeries to repair damage allegedly caused by the mesh. Women who have undergone two or more revision surgeries have not been included in the settlements so far.

• In November 2014, a jury awarded four women a total of $18.5 million in their lawsuit against Boston Scientific.

• Also in November 2014, a jury in Florida awarded four women $26.7 million in their lawsuit against Boston Scientific.

• In September 2014, a jury awarded $73.5 million to a plaintiff in her lawsuit against Boston Scientific. That award was later reduced to $34 million.

• In September 2014, a plaintiff was awarded more than $3 million in her lawsuit against Ethicon.


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It is obviously a shame for the manufactures of the trans vaginal mesh kits sold to our physician and Hospitals, I know of Physicians taking "kick back payments" every year from the manufacturers, to give them the incentive to use their trans vaginal mesh products. ALL trans vaginal mesh products are hurting women around the world. That because of that the FDA is studying the cases and tryng to do something about it. My question is why the Law Firms in this country only want to take the easy cases and add us to the hurdle of claims in the multi district courts. A mass tort is not a class action law suit. All I have encountered are law firms looking for an easy settlement program. A quick buck. I got hurt by the I-STOP Trans vaginal mesh, this is the mesh manufactured by CL MEDICAL SARL. Is it because the name I-STOP is not heard enough that we do not get justice. I have enough court docket numbers where Uroplasty, the I-Stop distributor is the Defendant. MAUDE is another source ...,...Please STOP the I-STOP !! If there is a law firm here that wants to hear my horror story please do not hesitate to contact me, I am defending myself without any Attorney!! My life has been destroyed by it.!! Thanks!

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Why has nobody acknowledged the pain, suffering additional surgery that was put on Me by Tutuplast Fascia Lata? All problems are the same as from the artificial mesh. Makes no sense that the artificial mesh was the result of My Cadaver tissue failure. Didn't find out that My additional mesh surgery revision was the result of this until the Other mesh cases hit the News. Suffered since 1998 and still suffer, 3 surgeries to correct this and My bladder still prolapsed 3 in. out of My body, bladder still leaks, still wear pads, and will never be able to void my bladder without standing like a Man. This just isn't right. HELP. Warning to all to never allow a "Mentor" product of any kind to be put into Your body. Ob/Tape it is all junk.

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