The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has officially consolidated lawsuits against Coloplast’s transvaginal mesh devices into one multidistrict litigation, MDL 2387. The cases have been consolidated in the Southern District Court of West Virginia, under the honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Judge Goodwin manages 4 other MDLs against various transvaginal mesh device manufacturers.
The order was filed on August 6th.
Transvaginal mesh devices were marketed, starting in the late 90’s, to help patients suffering organ prolapse. The devices were particularly marketed to women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, which are conditions in which the uterus or bladder begins to sag into other pelvic organs. The mesh devices were implanted to hold the organs in their original place, but since 2010, the FDA has received thousands of complaints about device complications, including infection, bleeding, severe pain, and even continued organ prolapse.
Creating a multidistrict litigation for the Coloplast lawsuits centralizes the lawsuits, prevents inconsistent pretrial rulings, reduces costs, and increases efficiency.
Finding the right lawyer to support you in a time of need can be difficult. Personal injury lawsuits can be complicated, especially when suffering the emotional and physical pain from a faulty medical device, like transvaginal mesh. The Strom Law Firm offers a guide to choosing the right transvaginal mesh lawyer here.
Transvaginal mesh devices are approved through a loophole in FDA regulations, called 510(k). Boston Scientific’s ProteGen was the first mesh device to be approved by the FDA, and, although it was recalled in 1999, every transvaginal mesh device since then has been approved based on the ProteGen’s original approval. Several MDLs exist to help victims of transvaginal mesh receive some compensation.
If you have had surgery for organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, have been implanted with a transvaginal mesh device, and have since suffered damaging side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced lawyers at Strom Law, LLC, are accepting cases against mesh device manufacturers nationwide, so contact us today. We offer free consultations to help get you on the road to recovery. 803.252.4800.