Looking Forward to Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trials in 2014

Bellwether trials help resolve mass tort litigation involving numerous persons injured from a particular product or procedure, by the trial (or threat of trial) of representative cases. The verdict is an indicator of future verdicts in similar cases, and provides the framework for global settlement values.

Vaginal mes bellwether trials will be in full gear beginning 2014 with trials scheduled and/or to be scheduled against Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, AMS, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Mentor and Cook. The results of the vaginal mesh bellwether trials in 2014 will determine the next step for the thousands of patients who have experienced one or more of the following complications caused by the use of surgical mesh for vaginal prolapse repair:

mesh erosion through the vagina (also called exposure, extrusion or protrusion)
pain, infection, bleeding
pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
organ perforation
urinary problems
recurrent prolapse
neuro-muscular problems
vaginal scarring/shrinkage
and emotional problems

Not every patient who has experienced problems will be able to seek relief through the court system, so if you have gone through this procedure for vaginal prolapse, it is important to contact a legal professional to protect any rights you may have.

If you or someone you know are interested in more information about this litigation, please the Levensten Law Firm and let us help you.