Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: $830 Million Settlement by Endo International Plc. For 22,000 Pending Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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Endo International Plc. To Pay $830 Million To Settle Approximately 22,000 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Pending Against American Medical Systems; Reports Wright & Schulte LLC

transvaginal-mesh-lawsuit-recall-copyThe attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are reporting that a settlement may have been reached with Endo International Plc. and it’s subsidiary American Medical System, who are currently facing approximately 22,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits, pending in (MDL No. 2325). Endo International Plc. announced in a statement that the vaginal mesh settlement agreement will cover what it called a “substantial majority” of the mesh litigation brought against its subsidiary American Medical Systems that contend their vaginal mesh implants led to serious injuries. (In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325).

FDA Proposes New “High-Risk” Regulations

In April of this year, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new regulations to reduce the risks associated with surgical mesh used to repair of pelvic organ prolapse. According to the FDA press release, the agency proposed reclassifying these devices as “high-risk.” The new classification would subject the products to greater regulatory scrutiny, and require manufacturers to submit a premarket approval application to the FDA for evaluation of its safety and effectiveness.

Mounting Vaginal Lawsuits Being Filed Against Manufacturers

According to Bloomberg News, After mounting vaginal lawsuits were filed against the manufacturers of surgical mesh, the FDA recently ordered Endo, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), C.R. Bard Inc. and 31 other vaginal mesh implant manufacturers to submit studies of rates of organ damage and complications that have purportedly been linked to the mesh implants. Bloomberg is also reporting that more than 70,000 vaginal mesh and bladder mesh devices were used in vaginal mesh procedure alone.

Court records indicate that Endo and its subsidiary American Medical Systems are among several top medical-device manufacturers who are currently facing vaginal mesh lawsuits. Court documents show there are more than 50,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia by women who were allegedly injured by these products. The litigations include:

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