According to Bloomberg, device maker Coloplast A/S (COLOB) agreed to pay about $16 million to settle some 400 lawsuits involving its vaginal mesh inserts. Plaintiffs will receive an average of $40,000 each.
The mesh inserts made by the Denmark-based company are designed to offer support for internal organs following pelvic organ prolapse. Lawsuits against the company allege the transvaginal mesh products caused serious injuries, including organ damage and chronic pain.
Coloplast is among several companies being sued for injuries allegedly caused by transvaginal mesh products. Other defendant companies include C.R. Bard Inc. and Endo Health Solutions. These companies are also discussing settlements involving their products.
Many of the transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Jospeph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia. According to court filings, more than 1 million women have been implanted with transvaginal mesh over the last 15 years.
If you or someone you love has suffered organ damage or other complications following surgery to treat incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, you may also be eligible for a settlement. To learn more, contact the Connecticut product liability lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC today.