Transvaginal mesh injuries can change a women’s life and cause a lot of pain. They often require multiple medical procedures or surgeries. Even then, medical professionals make no guarantee. Recent jury verdicts and settlements against the device makers have sought to assist women in dealing with the high costs of a mesh injury.
Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon has been the slowest transvaginal mesh device manufacturer to offer settlement. Perhaps one reason for the slow response from this manufacturer deals with the fact that they face the highest number of federal lawsuits. The company likely wants to dispose of unworthy claims before offering a settlement. Despite this, the company in 2015 settled 4 lawsuits for an undisclosed amount.
In some cases, juries have awarded millions of dollars to women injured by Ethicon’s mesh devices.