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Pelvic Mesh Litigation Filings Continue to Accumulate

Philadelphia mass tort pelvic mesh filings are increasing steadily after the creation of a mass tort category for these cases in February. An article in The Legal Intelligencer reports that the largest accumulation of case filings occurred in June of 2014, when 375 cases were filed. This was followed by another 192 cases in July and several more thus far in August.

The pelvic mesh lawsuit continues to grow on the premise that the mesh causes internal organ erosion. This has led to sexual dysfunction, gynecological complications, and severe pain. The mesh is primarily intended to provide support to the internal organs of women as well as to treat urinary incontinence.

After the creation of a Philadelphia pelvic mesh mass tort, there have been a total of 859 filings against various manufacturers and distributors of pelvic mesh products. These companies include Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Secant Medical, and Ethicon, a J&J subsidiary.

This increase in filings places the pelvic mesh lawsuit as the second largest inventory for a Philadelphia mass tort at this time, lagging only behind the Reglan mass tort program, which has 2,293 filings. The Philadelphia judge handling the litigation stated that all proceedings are going smoothly and the large accumulation of filings has not slowed or halted the legal process.

As litigation is pursued against the manufacturers of these potentially risky devices, Lopez McHugh is taking cases for those injured by the use of a transvaginal or pelvic mesh. If you or a loved one sustained an injury as a result of this medical device malfunction, Lopez McHugh attorneys are experienced and qualified in handling such litigation. Contact us at (877) 737-8525 to discuss your potential case.