As we have previously advised, the vaginal mesh implant litigation continues to move forward nationwide. A mesh implant is a synthetic material implanted and tied to ligaments or bone to lift and support internal organs. The implants were introduced over a decade ago, and can serve as an alternative to a hysterectomy. Thousands of women, who were allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries, including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.
It has been reported that counsel for Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp., along with two other vaginal mesh device manufacturers, have begun settlement talks concerning their products. The companies are reportedly in discussions to settle suits over all of their products. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin, presiding over the federal cases in West Virginia, recently noted that global settlement talks were underway and occurring “behind the scenes.” If successful, the settlement discussion could resolve more than 30,000 pending lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer of the vaginal mesh device.