Dennis asked in HealthWomen's Health · 7 years ago

Do Vaginal Mesh lawsuits really work?

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  • 7 years ago

    Class action lawsuits often work, but it's often more of a question of whether or not the problem was with the mesh itself as a product (there are several different kinds), or if the mesh procedure was performed improperly by the surgeon in question. Surgeons who specialize in mesh tend to have significantly lower complication rates and have been able to successfully aid complications from mesh.

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  • 7 years ago

    In California, one court trial has ended with the jury awarding a total of $5.5 million to a TVM victim. The case was filed by an avid female runner involving C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Plus. The mesh was implanted on her to stop her urinary incontinence. However, it only took a month for the mesh to erode and puncture her colon. She went to undergo about eight revision surgeries. An additional nine other procedures were done on her to correct the damage wrought by the device. Personal injury attorneys and their clients expect this case to represent positive indicators for any future lawsuit involving transvaginal mesh settlements.

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  • Lynne
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    7 years ago

    Sure .. it's a class action suit. It will become one big suit combining all litigants into one group for one determination. The Lawyers will get a HUGE amount of money and the rest will be divided down to next to nothing once every complaintant who called after seeing the commercial gets their tiny share. Who pays for it? Insurance companies? (insurance rates increase), doctors? (medical care cost increases), those who developed it? (medical supplies become more expensive). So .. the only ones who really make out are the lawyers! I have nothing against lawyers in general, but class action lawyers are a breed all their own!

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