Endo International, a manufacturer of vaginal mesh products, has agreed to pay $830 million to settle pending claims. The company has indicated that the settlement will cover a “substantial majority” of the cases that have been filed against the company’s subsidiary, American Medical Systems (AMS).
Endo International did not admit fault when it agreed to the settlement. However, numerous studies have linked vaginal mesh products to serious complications including perforation of internal organs, vaginal bleeding, infection, and significant pain especially during sexual intercourse. Endo International is not the only company that makes vaginal mesh and that has agreed to compensate victims, and this case will not be the last in which women harmed by transvaginal mesh products (TVM) recover monetary damages for losses.
Carey, Danis & Lowe represents women affected by complications caused by transvaginal mesh. If you are experiencing health problems caused by AMS products or by other vaginal mesh, it is not too late for you to take legal action. You can still bring your own damage claim to recover compensation for losses. Call today to speak with a member of our legal team and to learn more about how we can help you to move forward and take legal action.
Endo Settles Vaginal Mesh Cases
Endo and AMS faced a combined 22,000 lawsuits arising from allegations that vaginal mesh products were dangerous for patients. The $830 million settlement will resolve a portion of those claims, but there are still pending cases against the medical device manufacturer.
Endo also agreed last year to settle an undisclosed number of claims for $54.5 million. The company has significantly exceeded its expected budget for resolving legal claims arising from mesh devices. As Reuters reports, Endo had set aside a total of $520 million to cover all claims.
The company is paying out millions, along with other manufacturers including C.R. Bard & Johnson & Johnson, because it is clear that vaginal mesh is so dangerous. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action ordering manufacturers to conduct post-market safety studies of the products risks, and it is now considering proposals to tighten safety standards and reclassify TVM products as more dangerous medical devices.
Drug manufacturers like Endo can be held accountable for problems with medical devices regardless of whether the company behaved wrongfully or negligently. If the products are unsafe when used as intended, as evidence suggests they are, then victims should be compensated for losses.
If you are experiencing problems, Carey, Danis & Lowe is here to help. Call today to speak with a St. Louis defective drug lawyer and learn more about how vaginal mesh cases can allow you to recover damages for financial and non-economic losses that mesh has caused you.