Average Transvaginal Mesh Settlement or Verdict

Average Transvaginal Mesh Settlement or Verdict

Transvaginal mesh is a medical implant used to treat symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Introduced into the market in the in the 1990’s mesh implants have become a mainstay of the American gynecological community in their treatment of female reproductive and urological complications. Despite their increasing use, medical implant manufacturers and medical doctors failed to disclose to patients increasing evidence of severe adverse reactions resulting from the implantation transvaginal mesh.

Our los angeles personal injury attorneys speaks with many women who have suffered serious medical complications due to the implantation of TVM (transvaginal mesh) devices. One of the most common questions asked by our perspective clients to our attorneys is, “What is the average settlement amount in a Transvaginal mesh lawsuit.”

Speak With an Attorney for a Free Case Value Estimate: Every transvaginal mesh injury claim contains a set of factors unique to its own. Thus, a clear calculation of an estimated settlement or verdict requires a thorough analysis on a case by case basis. This article is written as a template only and should not be used to estimate the value of your own claim. For a detailed and accurate case analysis of your claim contact our law firm. All consultations regarding your claim are completely confidential and free of charge. Call toll free (855)385-2529.

How Much is a Transvaginal Mesh Case Worth

The estimated settlement or verdict for a Transvaginal Mesh implant lawsuit is dependent on several factors of varying significance including the severity of the injury, requirement for revision medical procedures, and life care costs. Some of the most significant factors in determining an estimated settlement amount are presented below.

1. The Severity of the Injury: The magnitude of the injury suffered is a major factor contributing to the value of a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Some of the most common medical complications include erosion of the vaginal mesh through the vaginal mucosa, severe pain and discomfort, sexual dysfunction or inability to perform sexual intercourse without great pain, vaginal Infections and vaginal bleeding, incontinence of the bowls, urinary and bladder control issues, and vaginal Contraction and shrinkage.

2. Need for Revision Surgery – TVM Take Down Surgery: Sadly in many cases victims of TVM implant defects will require multiple surgical procedures in order to remove the inserted device and relieve the grave pain and suffering experienced. Hundreds of women have had to suffered the excruciating process of multiple transvaginal mesh take down procedures. In one case a victim had to undergo 18 revision surgeries resulting in a verdict in excess of three million dollars. Each transvaginal mesh takedown surgery may cost a patients tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses, as well as lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional trauma. Plaintiffs who file a claim are entitled to recovery for the cost of those procedures.

3: Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income: Plaintiff in defectively designed and manufactured medical devices are entitled to recovery of lost wages and future loss or reduction of income. In such instances vocational experts will be able to determine the estimated life time reduction resulting from injuries suffered.

4. Pain and Suffering: Pain and suffering calculations are made by juries who place a per diem (daily) monetary value of the physical and psychological hardship of a plaintiff. Such calculation take into account the level of physical pain suffered, and level of mental anguish evidenced through diagnosis of depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). An example of a hypothetical pain and suffering calculation is provided here.

  • Client suffered from the daily pain of transvaginal mesh defect for the past 300 days and another 365 days for future pain and suffering adding up to a total of 665 days. A jury places a daily (per diem) monetary value for pain and suffering at $500.000. Thus the value for pain and suffering will be ($500 X 665) or $332,500.

5. Loss of Consortium: This is a claim that is often brought by a spouse of a victim. In many instances women are not able to perform sexual intercourse with their perspective husbands. In certain husband may recover damages against a third person for loss of consortium, resulting from a negligent or wrongful act of such third person.

6. Availability of Punitive Damages: Generally punitive damages are awarded in a small percentage of cases. However juries hearing vaginal mesh cases has shown a proclivity to award punitive damages to plaintiffs. In a recent case a New Jersey jury awarded a victim of transvaginal mesh implants $7.76 million dollars in punitive damages on top of a $3.35 million dollar verdict for the injuries. Punitive damages awards are designed to punish a defendant so the they will no longer act in a manner that can result in further injuries. According to the jury the manufacturers of the mesh implant knew of the dangers associated with its use but failed to warn patients and their doctors.

More Information:

Transvaginal Mesh Attorney Lawsuit

Statute of Limitations for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

COMMENTS (22)
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I’m not satisfied with the lawyer that I now have and I am trying to find someone who has my best interest.

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Dear Shirley,

I am in the same perdiciment as you are. I’m totally dissatisfied with the lawyer I have now also. Please let me know if there is a Lawyer out there who really cares about other human beings and have the clients best interest at heart.

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If you don’t mind of askIng. . . who is your lawyer I hope I don’t have the same one

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I need a second opinion

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I am very curious as to what settlements most people are receiving. I just got mine and it is EXTREMELY low considering it has been 4 years since I filed with my lawyer. I had the mesh implanted, had to have a partial removal and have had a lot of distress to say nothing of the cost of securing info asked for and mailing documents back and forth. Any suggestions where I can find out what other people are getting?????

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Peggy,
I am seriously, seriously damaged and was told I would get a very low amount. It is sickening when I hear of million dollar verdicts and I am teetering on the edge with permanent painful injuries. Why the disparity?

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We didn’t get any settlement as of yet. Ethicon and JOhnson and Johnson. It seems to me like this case will never end and I am not able to live a normal life since this has been implanted into me. It’s frustrating to say the least. I hope all this waiting pays off because to be honest no amount they can offer will take away the fact that we will never be the same again. I am still searching for a doctor to take it out so I can have a chance at a sense of a normal life. I still have inconstinence because the revision surgery was a complete fail, and i am worse than I was when they first put the sling in. I have so much pain in intercourse, and I don’t know if anyone has heard of vaginal shortening but that is what I experience along with all the infections I get. Its a complete mess. I can’t even fathom what others are going through. I just had repair for a recticil still not sure where that came from because i had so many surgeries to include I had a partial hysterectomy. It’s crazy and I just want it to end and I just need a doctor to take it out. I am willing to pay whatever price to get it taken out. If anyone has any other doctor they know that does the removal procedure let me know because I have tried an out of state doctor and still on the waiting list. I can’t wait any longer.

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I too am waiting on my settlement, I had to have revision surgery 6 months after the hysterectomy because it failed and I went into complete pelvic organ prolapse. I filed in 2011 and still waiting, my atty has told me that it is now on the desk of the settlement board so we basically see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can know longer have intercourse with my husband because the pain is intense, not to mention the constant pain in my lower back, abdomen and legs!!! This only gets worse too. My attorney hasn’t told me an amount, she said it varies, so we shall see. I did however, file for an advance on my law suit because I have bills that need to be paid and trying to keep from losing my home!!!! So all prayers would be greatly appreciated, I hope to hear from them tomorrow with an answer, they did call and ask me how much I was needing, so I am taking that as positive sign. Has anyone else received advanced funding from their law suits?

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I too am waiting on my settlement, I’ve had 2 pelvic mesh surgeries ,1 pelvic reconstruction surgery, 9 pelvic surgeries removing pieces of the mesh. The last time my Gyn/Uro Dr. Michael England ranked top in the nation, he’s in F ort Worth Tx. He h as saved my life, he’s the only Dr that would remove the remaining mesh cause I kept being to l d that my bladder would prolapse again. The mesh has eroded into my bladder and has done so much nerve damage that I can’t hardly walk, stand, run and can’t work anymore. I’ve had 59 pelvic surgeries ( pelvic and cystoscopes, urethral dilations), cystocele/rectocele. Since 2000,, I have Interstitial Cystitis of the bladder and severe chronic UTI, kidney infx. I’m in horrible pain 24/7 I’ve had probably over 1,000+UTI’s. My cousins friend has had 4 surgeries and hardly and any complications and just settle Ted and got $389,000. I read online a lady with CR Bard had 9 s urge rise settled won 2..2 million and another woman got 54.9 million. I received a letter in January and said I should be hearing something in a few months. I’ve called 2x and no returned calls. So praying.

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I have had a settlement through one of the law firms filing class action law suit. Out of $113,000 they settled for me I will get $66,000. They do not have compensation for future surgeries built in and I thought they would. So I am disappointed because I don’t know what the future holds. I am searching for a doctor I trust to remove mine. There are some really good websites out there for us. Women who have had problems. One such site suggested SW Medical Center in Dallas has a doctor that removes these successfully, and so does UCLA. I am going to research that, since I live close to Dallas

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I have ready Dr. England’s reviews and they scared me off from having surgery from him. You would recommend him to me?

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I hope for all you ladies and myself on behalf of my mother can get this case settlers properly. My mom was fighting this issue for some time. And unfortunately she passed away 3/15/16. So luckily I found paper work mom was working on. I informed the lawyer of her passing and they are strongly working on it now. She was in North Carolina. Glad we have a forum we can talk about it. I miss my mother and i am so glad she’s no longer in pain but we miss her so much :,(

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I am not sure where you live but I found a Doctor in Los Angles Califorina.. Dr. Raz and his team at UCLA (Frank Clark Urology Center) He was booked for months but I was able to get the next best under him Dr. Kim right away. They were more than glad to remove it and replace it with more natural way. Unfortunaly I can not go into anymore details because my case is still pending. But I can give you their phone number 310-794-0206. I hope this helps and I wish you all the best.

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I have had two revision surgery after a hysterectomy and I can no longer be sexual with my husband because the pain is so bad. And I can not have another surgery due to a terminal illness so I am stuck and the art I have said I would recipe less then 4.000 it is just so unbelievable that I am dieing and can not enjoy my last few months with my husband please pray for us.

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I just got my settlement and it is only $20,000 and the lawyer gets half!!! I haven’t been able to have the reconstruction surgeries because I don’t have insurance. I will need several because the mesh is no longer visible from a CT Scan. It is embedded into my vaginal wall. I just passed my 5 year anniversary of having this terrible thing put into me. 5 long years of severe daily pain, recurring kidney infections and bladder infections, and no sex because, we let’s face it, who wants to be stabbed further. I am now looking for a different lawyer. One that will represent me only and not be a part of the big class action suit. That was a waste of the last 2 years for me. I am so upset. I just want the money so I can have the surgeries I need to hopefully lead a normal life. I live near Dallas, so if anyone has any leads on doctors or lawyers, please let me know. Thank you for letting me vent!!!

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I have been suffering for years my insides are destroyed. I can’t even count how many surgical procedures I have been though because of the mesh. The mesh did so much damage that after several reconstruction procedures no more can be done. I now have to have a interstitim system just to make my bladder work. I have autoimmune disorders and have been diagnosed with rhumitoid arthritis,osteoporosis, potts syndrome, fibromyialgia. And the list goes on. I’m only 51 years old. I’ve been working with an attorney for the last five years and I’m no farther along than when I started. I seriously think they are hoping I die before they settle.

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What lawyers has everyone had? I keep hearing they are in settlement talks. I’ve heard this for 2 years, the manufacturer is boston scientific. I have had the revision surgery and it helped some. I was curious about settlement amounts also.

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I have had 4 surgeries and need another. A doctor told me that Boston Scientific sling is better than Johnson & Johnson mesh he took out and I’m having the same problems as I had with the Johnson & Johnson mesh. I’m in pain all the time and I’m sad all the time. I can’t work because of this and it just gets worse. Our bills are piling up on us and we probably won’t have a place to live for much longer. I’ve explained all this to my attorney and they say it will be years before I see anything

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I’m scared to have the revision surgery.. I don’t want to be worse. I have PTSD in a bad way. I’m afraid my bb insides will fall out in public or I man pee myself so I haven’t left my home in 2 1/2 years. I’m alone no car no nn power or water and can’t get an advance from these companies cuz I haven’t had the revison surgery. I don’t know what to do and my attorney isn’t helping. I never know what’s going on and I’m just another female making them money so they can pay for their lobster while I can’t even eat cheap hamburger. I am at the end of my rope and don’t know how much more I can deal with. Good luck to all of you I pray this ends soon for everyone

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there is a fantastic surgeon outside Dayton, Ohio named Dr. Arlan Ashby. He is kind ,compassionate, and experienced in removing this crap. His practice is called Southwest Ohio Urogynecology, and is located just outside of Dayton, in the suburb of Centerville, Ohio. His phone number is 937-436-9825. Tell them I told you to call. He got all the mesh out of me, after many others told me it couldn’t be done or that they wouldn’t do it.

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Thank you so much Miss Klein I’ve been researching the internet for a long time now

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