Vaginal Mesh Trials Will Likely Set Tone For Negotiations to Settle Lawsuits

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted February 18, 2013


A series of ongoing and upcoming vaginal mesh trials are being closely watched, as the outcome could help gauge how juries are likely to respond to evidence and testimony concerning the devastating consequences that may result from these dangerous and defective products.

While these “bellwether” trials are not binding on any of the thousands of other vaginal mesh lawsuits being pursued by women throughout the United States, they could help facilitate negotiations and lead to potential vaginal mesh settlement agreements in other cases.

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent women throughout the United States who have suffered painful complications from vaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse or female stress urinary incontinence. These products have been linked to reports of infection, erosion of the mesh through the vagina and other problems that may require the surgical removal of the mesh.

As a result of the manufacturers’ decision to place their desire for profits before consumer safety, financial compensation may be available for women who have experienced problems with Bard Avaulta mesh, Ethicon Gynecare mesh, AMS vaginal mesh, Boston Scientific pelvic mesh, Coloplast bladder sling mesh or other surgical mesh products implanted transvaginally.

Negotiations to Settle Vaginal Mesh and Bladder Sling Lawsuits

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The outcome of several early trials being held throughout the country are likely to heavily influence negotiations to settle the transvaginal mesh litigation.

In July 2012, the first case to reach a jury resulted in a $5.5 million damage award for complications following vaginal mesh surgery. That case was tried in California state court involving a 53 year old woman who experienced problems after receiving Bard Avaulta mesh.

In New Jersey state court, a trial is concluding involving a woman who required more than a dozen additional surgical procedures as a result of complications from Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift mesh. Closing arguments were presented late last week, and a verdict is expected in the coming days following more than four weeks of trial.

In the federal court system, a series of “bellwether” trials are being prepared, with four trials scheduled to begin over the next year.

Following these early trial dates, and others that may be held in state courts, it is likely the Courts will push the manufacturers to consider settling lawsuits, or face thousands of individual trial dates that will likely be scheduled in courts throughout the United States.

Any negotiations to settle vaginal mesh lawsuits will be based on what a jury may award in each case, so the outcomes of these early trial dates are often influential on negotiations. At trial, the jury takes into the account the nature of the claimed injury, the severity of the damage and the economic impact of the injury caused by the vaginal mesh.

Trial Lawyers for Transvaginal Mesh

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing vaginal mesh lawsuits against several manufacturers who made vaginal mesh products linked to thousands of complications and injuries. Even as the first cases reach trial, our lawyers continue to review new cases for women who have not yet filed their case.

While many women are unaware of the exact manufacturer of their vaginal mesh or bladder sling, free consultations and claim evaluations can be provided to help determine if financial compensation may be available for vaginal mesh injuries. In addition, all cases are reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and there are no attorneys fees unless a recovery is obtained.

If you, a friend or family member has suffered bladder sling complications, Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

2 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Lynda says:

    I had bladder surgery in 1990`s in Long Beach, Ca. I don’t know if I have a case or not, but would love to fine out. Now I’m having the same problems. Sometimes I have pain in that area.

    Posted on September 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm

  • Camellia says:

    My mom died early this year but she had a mesh lawsuit going on before her passing. So the lawyer contacted me in my sisters because my mom did not have a “will” saying we had rights to know explaining to me lies so we signed the documents not knowing we were giving up our rights giving all authority to my step dad which he will do right it’s just is there anything else to be done we don’t even know the amount he says he doesn’t either he older almost 70 so he don’t keep up with it so I just want to know do we only just wait until the check come?

    Posted on August 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm

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