Coloplast, a Danish manufacturing company, has begun to settle approximately 400 vaginal mesh lawsuits. According to Bloomberg News, the combined settlements are expected to total about $16 million, with the average payment being about $40,000.
Risks of Vaginal Mesh Inserts
Vaginal mesh inserts are designed to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse by holding up internal organs. However, these devices have been known to erode over time, contract in size, or move from their original locations. This has led to organ damage and other complications, such as chronic pain.
Coloplast’s mesh products include the Novasilk-Synthetic Flat Mesh System and the Aris Transobturator.
Other Manufacturers, Other Mesh Products
Other manufacturers have been facing large numbers of vaginal mesh lawsuits, including C.R. Bard, Inc. (manufacturers of the Avalta Plus), Boston Scientific (Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit and Uphold Vaginal Support System), Endo Health Solutions (the Perigee, Apogee and Elevate implants), and Johnson & Johnson (the Gynecare Prolift). Lopez McHugh has been handling vaginal mesh lawsuits for years, and more information can be found here.