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The 5 Current MDLs Against Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

Transvaginal Mesh MDLsWhile the US District Court of West Virginia decides if it will create a sixth multidistrict litigation (MDL) to collect a growing number of cases against transvaginal mesh and surgical mesh kit manufacturers, five MDLs are in place and currently hearing bellwether trials against medical device manufacturers. An overview of the current five is listed below.

  1. C.R. Bard MDL 2187: In Re C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation.

This MDL focuses on all the cases brought forth regarding C.R. Bard’s mesh devices, which include the following products:

    • The Align Urethral Support System
    • The Align TO Urethral Support System
    • The Avaulta Anterior BioSynthetic Support System
    • The Avaulta Posterior BioSynthetic Support System
    • The Avaulta Plus Anterior BioSynthetic Support System
    • The Avaulta Plus Posterior BioSynthetic Support System
    • The Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support System
    • The Avaulta Solo Posterior Synthetic Support System
    • The InnerLace BioUrethral Support System
    • The Pelvicol Acellular Collagen Matrix
    • The PelviLace BioUrethral Support System
    • The PelviLace TO Trans-obturator BioUrethral Support System
    • The PelviSoft Acellular Collagen BioMesh
    • The Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
    • The Uretex SUP Pubourethral Sling
    • The Uretex TO Trans-obturator Urethral Support System
    • The Uretex TO2 Trans-obturator Urethral Support System
    • The Uretex TO3 Trans-obturator Urethral Support System.

In a recent landmark victory for victims of mesh support systems, Christine Scott and her husband were awarded $5.5 million in damages for Mrs. Scott’s faulty Avaulta mesh support system.

This MDL, and three others, is overseen by the Honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the US District Court of West Virginia.

  1. Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon MDL 2327: In Re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

This MDL covers all cases against Johnson & Johnson’s mesh devices, as well as those of their subsidiary Ethicon Corp. The mesh kits include:

      • Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch Secur TVT
      • UltraPro Mesh Gynemesh Prolene Mesh
      • Gynemesh Prolift Mesh
      • Gynemesh PS
      • Gynemesh PS Prolene Soft Mesh
      • Prolene Polypropylene Mesh
      • Prolift+M Total, Anterior, and Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Systems
      • Prolift Total, Anterior, and Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Systems
      • Prosima
      • TVT Abbrevo
      • TVT Exact
      • TVT Obturator
      • TVT Retropubic System
      • TVT Secur
      • TVT Sling

This MDL is also overseen in the US District Court of West Virginia, the Honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presiding.

  1. American Medical Systems MDL 2325: In Re American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

The third MDL overseen by the Hon. Judge Goodwin, this litigation covers American Medical Systems (AMS) and their mesh repair kits, which include:

      • Apogee Pelvic Floor Repair System
      • Apogee Systems with PC Coated IntePro Lite
      • Apogee Vault Suspension System
      • BioArc SP Sling System
      • BioArc TO Subfascial Hammock
      • Elevate Anterior & Posterior Prolapse Repair System
      • Elevate with InteXen LP Prolapse Repair System
      • In-Fast Ultra Transvaginal Sling
      • IVS Tunneller
      • Large Pore Polypropylene Mesh
      • MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling
      • Monarc Sling System
      • Monarc Subfascial Hammock
      • Perigee Pelvic Floor Repair System
      • Perigee Systems with PC Coated IntePro Lite
      • Perigree Vault Suspension System
      • SPARC (SUI only)
      • Sparc Self-Fixating Sling System
  1. Boston Scientific MDL 2326: In Re Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

This is the last in the group of MDLs overseen by Judge Goodwin in the US District Court of West Virginia. The litigation covers Boston Scientific’s mesh devices, which include:

      • Advantage Fit
      • Advantage Sling System
      • Arise
      • Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System
      • Obtryx Curved Single
      • Obtryx Mesh Sling
      • Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
      • Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit II
      • Polyform Synthetic Mesh
      • Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System
      • Prefyx PPS System
      • Solyx
  1. Mentor ObTape MDL 2004: In re Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobturator Sling Products Liability Litigation

This MDL is in the federal court of Georgia, concerning mesh repair devices manufactured by Mentor ObTape, and removed from the market in 2006.

If you or a loved one has pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, have had a mesh device implanted, and have since experienced detrimental complications, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced lawyers at Strom Law, LLC can help. We offer free consultations, so please contact us today, and we can help get you on the road to recovery. 803.252.4800.

About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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