Coloplast, the Danish medical device manufacturer, has set aside $445 million to pay U.S. women injured by the company’s transvaginal surgical mesh products. After making the announcement, Coloplast’s financial results for the year reportedly fell 62 percent.
Danish Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Predicts that Some Lawsuits Against it are Likely to Go to Trial
Vaginal mesh is a product that medical device makers have promoted to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is the same type of mesh patch used for hernia repair. The mesh is inserted through the vagina and then stitched into place. The problem is that the mesh can break down over time or migrate through the vaginal wall, resulting in horrendous pain, bleeding and infections. In many cases, the only solution is to remove the defective vaginal mesh surgically, which is a complicated and painful procedure.
Many of the transvaginal mesh lawsuits against Coloplast are consolidated for pre-trial procedures in federal court in West Virginia. In September, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin entered an order directing Coloplast to work toward settling the cases filed against it. Judge Goodwin also ordered Coloplast to begin disclosing information in 200 of the cases pending in West Virginia.
Just a few weeks later, Coloplast disclosed that some of the transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against it are likely to go to trial rather than settle.
Contact Waters Kraus & Paul to Learn More About Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
We understand that injuries caused by pelvic mesh are personal and they’re sensitive. That’s why we’ve assembled a legal team, most of whom are women, to provide our TVM clients with compassionate and aggressive representation throughout the entire course of litigation. To learn more about Waters Kraus & Paul, or to have one of our attorneys review your potential pelvic sling case, contact us by email or call our transvaginal mesh lawyers, like Sara Coopwood in our Texas office, at 800.226.9880.