The first meeting is scheduled to take place today between law firms involved in federal Coloplast transvaginal mesh lawsuits and the U.S. District Judge who is presiding over the multidistrict litigation (MDL) established for the cases.
Coloplast Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update 9/28/12: U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin appointed three lawyers to serve as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in the Coloplast multidistrict litigation (MDL). These attorneys will act as spokespersons for all plaintiffs, and will be responsible for arguing motions, examining witnesses, introducing evidence, and negotiating settlements. Click here to learn more.
Free Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after being implanted with a Coloplast transvaginal mesh device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Coloplast Corp. and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
September 13, 2012 – Last month, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin was appointed to preside over the Coloplast transvaginal mesh MDL in the Southern District of West Virginia. Goodwin is already handling four other vaginal mesh MDLs including those created for Bard Avaulta, American Medical Systems (AMS), Boston Scientific, and Ethicon/Gynecare.
The initial conference is set to begin today at 10:00 a.m. It is expected that the parties will discuss the organizational structure of the newly created MDL, as well as how this litigation will be coordinated with the other transvaginal mesh MDLs. Coloplast vaginal mesh products included in the litigation are:
- T-Sling-Universal Polypropylene Sling
- Aris-Transobturator Sling System
- Supris-Suprapubic Sling System
- Novasilk-Synthetic Flat Mesh
- Suspend-Tutoplast Processed Fascia Lata
- Exair-Prolapse Repair System
- Axis-Tutoplast Processed Dermis
In July 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning after receiving nearly 3,000 adverse event reports (AERS) connected to transvaginal mesh products between 2008 and 2010. After a comprehensive review of the reports, the administration concluded that transvaginal mesh offers no tangible benefit over safer, more traditional methods of treatment for women’s urinary problems. As a result, the FDA sent letters to several manufacturers of these products, ordering that they conduct additional long-term studies to evaluate the safety of transvaginal mesh, and to determine once and for all whether they pose an unreasonable risk of injury to women.
Do I Have a Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Coloplast transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after being implanted with a Coloplast transvaginal mesh device, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a transvaginal mesh injury suit and our lawyers can help.