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Coloplast Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

Coloplast Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

A panel of judges has consolidated Coloplast pelvic mesh lawsuits into federal court, and litigation is ongoing. Vaginal mesh has been linked to serious side effects — including erosion, organ perforation, scarring, nerve damage, and permanent injuries. If you were injured by Coloplast pelvic mesh or vaginal mesh, you may still have time to file a lawsuit. You could receive compensation for your injuries.

What You Can Do & How a Coloplast Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Coloplast pelvic mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Coloplast pelvic mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE

October 1, 2012 — Leadership roles have been assigned in the Coloplast MDL. Click here to read more.

August 8, 2012 — The federal Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation (JPML) has centralized nationwide Coloplast vaginal mesh lawsuits into one federal court. The Coloplast MDL will be located in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presides. There are four other vaginal mesh MDLs in that same court, against C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon). Click here to read more.

Coloplast Pelvic Mesh

There are four different types of Coloplast pelvic mesh, including:

  • Novasilk: This is a synthetic vaginal mesh. It is used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), including cystocele, enterocele, rectocele, and also Vaginal Vault Prolapse. Coloplast advertises the Novasilk as one of the thinnest vaginal mesh products, which “may reduce cases of inflammation, infection, or erosion by having less implanted material.”
  • Suspend: This is dehydrated human biological material that is extracted from the front of the human thigh. Once it is implanted, it is intended to be integrated into the body.
  • Exair: This is a custom-shaped third-generation polypropylene mesh used to recreate the patient’s pelvic floor.
  • Axis: This is a biological product that is extracted from the back and back of legs. It is intended to be integrated into the pelvis to support pelvic muscles.

Pelvic Mesh Side Effects

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published two safety warnings (one in 2008, and an update in 2011) after receiving about 4,000 reports of serious injuries caused by vaginal mesh. The most commonly-reported injury was vaginal mesh erosion. Another common serious injury was organ perforation.

Vaginal mesh side effects may include:

  • Vaginal erosion
  • Perforation of the intestines, bladder, vagina, or blood vessels
  • Shrinkage of vaginal mesh
  • Disfigurement of the vagina
  • Chronic pain in the pelvis
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring
  • Recurrent incontinence or organ prolapse
  • Need for revision surgery — or multiple surgeries

With every corrective surgery, a patient may suffer enormous pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and more. Even with multiple surgeries, some women may suffer permanent vaginal mesh complications.

Coloplast Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

August 2012 — Coloplast pelvic mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into a federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of West Virginia before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. The original order, which was filed in August 2012, transferred 13 nationwide Coloplast pelvic mesh lawsuits into Judge Goodwin’s court. Any future lawsuits filed in state court will be transferred to the MDL.

When a lawsuit is filed in an MDL, it remains individual, but certain aspects of the litigation are streamlined. The centralization of the litigation serves the convenience of the parties, reduces the risk of duplicative discovery or conflicting rulings in lower courts, increases efficiency, and conserves the resources of the court system.

If you were injured by the Coloplast pelvic mesh, you may still have time to file a Coloplast pelvic mesh lawsuit and join the litigation. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries — including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, decreased quality of life, and more.

As of July 2012, there are about 650 vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in five different MDLs against various manufacturers (including C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems, and Boston Scientific). The number of lawsuits is expected to grow, and women continue to contact vaginal mesh lawyers for more information about how to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

Do I have a Coloplast Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Coloplast pelvic mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Coloplast pelvic mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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