Coloplast pelvic mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into a federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), but you may still have time to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit. Many women have been seriously injured by this product. The FDA has warned that vaginal mesh can erode into the vagina, perforate internal organs, cause nerve damage, scarring, disfigurement, pain, and other permanent, debilitating injuries.
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October 1, 2012 — Leadership roles have been assigned in the Coloplast MDL. Click here to read more.
August 8, 2012 — The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to centralize nationwide Coloplast vaginal mesh lawsuits into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) located in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Other vaginal mesh MDLs located in that same court include C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. Click here to read more.
Coloplast Pelvic Mesh
Coloplast is the manufacturer of several different types of vaginal mesh. These products are implanted in a woman’s pelvis to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).
Coloplast pelvic mesh products include:
- Novasilk: Synthetic vaginal mesh used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) – cystocele, enterocele, rectocele, and also Vaginal Vault Prolapse.
- Exair: A third-generation synthetic polypropylene vaginal mesh
- Suspend: This is a biological vaginal mesh made from dehydrated sections cut from the front of the human thigh. This type of vaginal mesh is intended to be absorbed and incorporated into the body, where it supports weakened pelvic muscles.
- Axis: This is another biological vaginal mesh, extracted from skin on the back and the back of the legs. It is also intended to be absorbed into the body to support pelvic muscles.
Pelvic Mesh Side Effects
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recalled vaginal mesh, but they have published two safety warnings about the risk of severe complications. The most common complications are vaginal mesh erosion and organ perforation. Women who suffer these complications often need revision surgery.
Vaginal mesh side effects include:
- Vaginal erosion (extrusion of mesh in the vagina)
- Organ perforation (bladder, blood vessels, intestines, colon, vagina, etc)
- Shrinkage of mesh and/or vagina
- Disfigurement of the vagina
- Nerve damage
- Pain in the pelvis
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Inability to have sexual intercourse
- Recurrent incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse
- Requiring additional revision surgery or surgeries
Corrective surgery is expensive, painful, debilitating, and time-consuming. Some women require multiple revision surgeries, and still have permanent side effects.
Coloplast Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits
In August 2012, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) decided to consolidate nationwide Coloplast pelvic mesh lawsuits into one court located in the Southern District of West Virginia before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. The order transferred 13 lawsuits into this MDL, and future Coloplast vaginal mesh lawsuits will also be transferred into this court.
Judge Goodwin is currently presiding over four other vaginal mesh MDLs against other manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard. As of July 2012, there are about 650 vaginal mesh lawsuits pending against these companies. The number of lawsuits is expected to grow — the FDA reported at least 4,000 women had serious vaginal mesh injuries.
By consolidating the lawsuits into an MDL, the court system conserves resources, increases efficiency, and reduces the risk of duplicative discovery or conflicting rulings in lower courts.
If you are the victim of a Coloplast vaginal mesh injury, you may still have time to file a lawsuit and join the ongoing litigation. Contact a vaginal mesh lawyer for more information. You could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent injuries, and more.
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