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Settlement Reached in AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Settlement Reached in AMS Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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http://www.bigclassaction.com/settlement/endo-ams-settles-10-000-vaginal-mesh-lawsuits-400m.php

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102046825#

Just a few days ago Endo International plc announced it reached agreements with various law firms to settle claims relating to vaginal mesh products sold by Endo's American Medical Systems (AMS) subsidiary. AMS, a Minnesota based company, is a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh devices. These devices are a kind of support system typically used to correct pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence. Of course, the company made clear that settlements should not be construed as an admission of liability or fault. The president and CEO of Endo released a statement saying he was happy to resolve substantially all of the remaining U.S. vaginal mesh litigation claims. The president and CEO also expressed that he was pleased to reach settlements so that the company could focus on "the operations and profitability" of the company. Specifically, the medical device giant has agreed to pay more than $400 million to resolve the outstanding lawsuits. Vaginal mesh devices have been a hot legal topic in the past couple years with countless women coming forward and claiming the devices eroded and caused severe pain. Some women even underwent additional corrective surgery. The settlement is said to resolve around 10,000 outstanding AMS lawsuits at an average of around $48,000 per lawsuit. The company anticipates it will fund the payments under all settlements from 2014 to 2017.

Transvaginal mesh injury can cause debilitating and potentially life-long complications. Apart from AMS, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and Bard also manufacture transvaginal mesh. Between 2008 and 2010 alone, the Food and Drug Administration received 1,503 transvaginal mesh complaints. These complaints are by no means slowing down; by July 2011, the FDA received close to 3,000 additional reports of complications. The allegedly defective devices have led countless women to experience a wide-vary of physical problems including mesh erosion, pain and infection, bleeding, scarring, and organ perforation and urinary problems that require additional treatment. Many women also report suffering psychological harms such as sexual and intimacy problems.

Safety is at the top of our priority list when it comes to treating medical conditions. The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC have successfully pursued transvaginal mesh lawsuits and will fight for you if have sustained injuries from a transvaginal mesh device. Contact our team of attorneys at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 if you have suffered from a loss due to the negligence of a manufacturer of any medical device.

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