The vaginal mesh injury attorneys at Farah & Farah in Jacksonville have learned that Endo Health Solutions has agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle an undetermined number of the some 5,000 pending vaginal mesh injury lawsuits filed against American Medical Systems (AMS).
The vaginal mesh products were manufactured by American Medical Systems (AMS), which was bought by Endo for $2.9 billion in 2011. According to Fierce Medical Devices, problems with the vaginal mesh implants began surfacing some three years before Endo bought AMS. Patients began complaining of pain, organ damage and incontinence allegedly linked to the implanted mesh devices.
Thousand of lawsuits were consolidated and the first AMS vaginal mesh product case was slated to go to trial in a West Virginia federal court in December. According to Bloomberg News, the settlement only resolves a small group of plaintiff’s claims and does not affect a majority of the some 5,000 vaginal-mesh suits filed against AMS.
Although an Endo spokesman refused to comment on the settlement, AMS officials said in a U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing that the company intends “to vigorously defend itself in the remaining mesh liability cases and in any new cases that may arise.”
Last year, following the flood of complaints and lawsuits filed by plaintiff’s concerning vaginal mesh device injuries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered 31 companies that manufacture mesh devices to study rates of complications and organ damage linked to the implants.
Have you suffered an injury due to a complication from a vaginal mesh device? You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages. Contact our experienced Farah & Farah’s law team today to find out what your legal options are. We are a simple phone call away at (800) 533-3555. Or contact us online to speak with a representative to set up your free, no-obligation consultation