How long is the average transvaginal mesh settlement?

How long is the average transvaginal mesh settlement?

Transvaginal mesh cases are among the most litigated cases in the courts today. Simply because of the volume of woman who have had the procedure and were injured as a result. However, what many law firms fail to address is how long will the average mesh settlement take before it pays out? These are difficult questions to answer, but here is quick breakdown of how the process works. If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices for a free and confidential case evaluation.

What you need to know

Here is what you need to know first. No two cases are alike and each case can settle at a different time period and for a different amount. Do not be alarmed if you have a case pending, since these matters can take a sometime before they settle.

Generally any personal injury matter can take upwards of 6-8 months before any type of settlement is actually reached. However, cases such as Transvaginal Mesh can be much more difficult and complex. These types of cases require significant amounts of medical research and review of your file.

If you are involved in or considering filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit consider your rights. These cases are not all handled in the same manner.

How long will my case take before it settles?

Determining the length of time it will take for your case to settle depends on a number of different factors. While there is no way to say with certainty how long your case takes before a settlement is reached, here are some factors to consider.

  1. When did you file your suit?
  2. Complexity of your case
  3. Manufacturer responsible for injuries
  4. Attorneys knowledge of the facts and case

Transvaginal Mesh SettlementWhen you filed your lawsuit can be important. Generally if your claim was filed before the wave of lawsuits now being filed, it is likely that you may be in a better position for an accelerated settlement. However, this is not always the case and can have absolutely no impact on your case.

How complex is your case? How many revision or takedown surgeries have you had? When did the surgeries take place? Was it within the statutory time period for filing a lawsuit? These are all factors to consider when dealing or considering  whether to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.

Which manufacture is responsible? There are dozens of different manufacturers responsible for producing vaginal mesh products. Each has a different method of handling a claim. Some will attempt to settle the claim immediately, while others will delay litigation. This is another important factor to consider when dealing with a transvaginal mesh claim.

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I just filed a case in rhe last month , the attorney took my info snd sent me papers to sign and told me there was a 90 day waiting period.
I didnt understand that nor when talking to them did they mention a statue of limitations.
my first surgery was in 2006 and my revision was done in 2012 and I stll have problems.
are they gonna tell me I was too late?
Because at this time no one has told me anything…

no its not to late however I put in my lawsuit 3 years ago and I am still waiting my lawyer cant even tell me when I might get a settle ment he did say it could take a few more years. you def wont see any money anytime soon sorry.

I filed over 4 years ago…the case has been in front of the judge for 2 years now and I know nothing. I feel as if this is all in vain and I will be suffering forever. I am in need of yet another surgery…this makes number 4 and I just don’t have the money to do it.

I have filed in 09..they moved it another state..they did not file it until 12…why, I do not know..I have 2 surgeries going in for another surgery in march..and then another soon after…tired of UTI s
They say they reached a settlement for a little of manufactories. .but it could take 2 more years to get it…these companies have put us through hell and back so many times…when will they take responsibility for our injuries and all of our loses…and these attorneys taking such a big % when all they did was file and wait. .they worked harder on the other cases…I really believe they took us also…30% would be a better for what we gave been through. .but I guess it is what it is in this world today…have to keep there status and there million dollar homes

i filed my case going on 5 years, all I have been told is that Johnson and Johnson have decided to settle outside of court but that was a year ago…. I do have a lawyer but my family is suffering due to the fact that I can’t work, im always in pain.. I have to see a doc twice a month I had a reconstruction surgery but it didn’t help.. If anything it maid it worst.. and Im only 31 years.. I had it put in in 2006 how long will it take for me to get my settlement…
keri johnson

MY ATTORNEY HAS SETTLED NOW THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO SEE HOW MUCH WE WOULD GET .THAT HAS BEEN AT LEAST A YEAR AGO AND STILL NOT ANY THING.WHILE THEY ARE DRAWING INTEREST ON IT WE STILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE DO WE OR CAN WE MAKE THEM SHARE THE INTEREST THEY GOT THAT ABOUT 1.1/2 YEARS AGO I CAN NOT EVEN SPEAK TO THE LAWYER DO NOT EVEN NO WHO HE OR SHE IS , THEY HAVE A LADY TO TALK TO US ALL SHE CAN SAY THEY HAVE SETTLED NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO SEE HOW MUCH WE GET ,IT HAS BEE AT LEAST 5 OR 6 YEARS THAT I FILED IF YOU CAN HELP EASE MY MIND I SURE THANK YOU SO MUCH MY EMAIL IS luckeymarie@yahoo.com thank you so much

Keep in mind the surgurys u have that cost will be deducted from ur part of the settlement to pay back the ins co. This is y women end up with less than 5k, also whatever ins co or state funded ins paid for ur original mesh implant will also be deducted to be repaid back to the ins co. Which leaves the women with very little amount of money to be recovered for her damages. The Atty will always make the % right off the top of the original settlement will deductions are being made from the claimant portion to repay back the ins for the implants and and revisions done by any Drs that u report to the Atty. Hint if advice don’t tell the atty in ur case about any revisions or other surgurys because u will be paying that money back from ur settlement. And it will be repaid if u want any money of the settlement that may be left usually about 3-5k it sucks. Lawyers make a killing about 20k per every 50k CLAIMANT MAKES 5k

Have u heard anything back about ur money and did they deduct the cost of ur surgery

I filed my lawsuit in Novemner of 2015. My attorney and legal team has met with the manufacturer several times since. They haven’t offered a settlement yet. I asked how much would I get and they say its like a lottery of money. They combine certain cases and divide it. I’m fine with that. Attorney says it wont be long now…How long is that…

I had both bladder and rectum mesh made by bard done in jan. 2008! I got a lawyer in June 2013 got papers sent it back received another letter saying settlement has been reached but be patient! Want to know about how long and about how much I should receive? Seems to me since I had 2 meshes implanted I should receive twice the amount of money! I will be in a lifetime of pain can no longer have sex!

I filed my lawsuit in February 2015. In May of 2016 they finally submitted me for a settlement. My attorney told me it would be late fall or even winter before I receive anything. I had my mesh implant surgery in November 2007. I’m so sick of waiting and being sick. I keep contracting e-coli from my mesh implant. However I am told even if they take out the old one and put in a new one I will still remain with the ecoli virus. If I had known any of these complications would have happened to me I would have never agreed to the surgery I feel like I need to sue my doctor as well for malpractice.

I have received. part of my settlement. very disappointed. They are holding 40 percent for medical lien which I’ve paid with my own. money. I felt like they threw me a bone to chew on . Attorneys. made 50 percent. I’m VERY. dissatisfied disappointed. with whole situation. So how long. does it take for lien funds to be released.

MY SPOUSE FILED HER SUIT IN 2009. HAS SIGNED ALL TYPES OF PAPER WORK OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO. STILL HAVENT RECEIVED A PENNY. SHE IS REPRESENTED BY A LAW FIRM OUT OF NEW ORLEANS AND IM STARTING TO THINK SHE HAS GOTTEN RIPPED OFF. THERE ARE 3 LADIES IN OUR CITY THAT FILED CLAIMS AFTER HER AND HAS RECEIVED COMPENSATION A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. IN FEBRUARY WE SIGNED FINAL PAREWORK TO GET PAYOUT. ITS JULY AND NOT ONE PENNY HAS COME TO THE H0USE.

Does anyone else use Potts law firm? If so have you settled and how long did it take? My mesh is a Coloplast, I’ve received, signed and returned my presettlement package. Just wondering if I still have yrs to wait. I’ve been told it’s with the master that decided an amount.

I did receive a settlement but now there is money being held because(I was told the medical insurance co can put a lean against the award.I have been calling for months to find out what is happening. Last month I was told they needed to have a letter from the insurance company re if they were seeking money via a lien. There is now a hold up because the company representing me gave them the ‘wrong social security number”.They said it coluld take a few more months but could not give a definitive date. Does anyone know what federal entity oversees/handles complaints re these issues.

No I had coloplast my laywerr told me I will know the amount in September and I will get my check in November or December 2016

I am in the same boat. I signed, returned, and have heard nothing.

I received a packet from the master who decides the settlement amount introducing himself and explaining that with coloplast they put you in categories based on the amount of mesh damage to each individual. The law firm I use is Potts law firm. Has anyone used this firm and gotten their settlement package and received payment??? I’ve signed a Pre settlement package but have not received any numbers yet.

MY NAME IS VELIA, I DID MY FILING BACK ON 2/24/14, FOR TVM my case was file as part of a Torte case
the lawyers that helped me and continue helping me as they say? the never called to give me an update, I took the initiative of checking with the court, in which my case was filed I did it on line
and I found out that my case had been transferred to a second court, and about two months ago I found out that my case was settled, without them telling , I called and inquired, they were not very happy, but too bad if they do not do their Job we must be persistent.
my advise to you do some search and call them even if they do not like it.
good luck.

I received my settlement amount the beginning of September but no check yet have you received a check yet???

I filed my lawsuit in early 2015. I signed my settlement papers early August 2016. No check yet and no one can tell me when I’ll receive it. All I know is it’s supposed to come directly from the settlement company via priority mail. I just think it’s crazy that no one can tell me when to expect my money.

I agree ripped off attorneys collect their money wother little to no representation holding the medical money with no interest paid to us the victims and the victims ending up with little to no money

My case closed on 09.01-16 filled 02-13 I got a letter to make sure my address was the same so I am taken they have settled colopAst is the company has anyone got payed I went on the docket and found it my self

Tammy Terry got do you get to the Docket???

They also ask if you have ever filed bankruptcy. Not if bankruptcy pertained to mesh. I have signed the settlement papers, but it looks like it is a waste of time. Everyone will have a paycheck but me v and I still have problems after three surgeries.

OK I’ve been told my medical lein is $0 and that everything has been r fosent to coloplast attorneys for review and release does anyone know how long before I get a closing letter and payment?

I also received my settlement amount in September. I returned all the required forms but have not heard a word. My claim is with Pott’s Law firm.

my attorney recently told me that the settlement company had to wait until certain thresholds of signed releases were received per each tier of claims. They started paying out around the first week of November and I was told I should receive payment within 30 days or less.

I signed my settlement papers back in March, they said it should take 4 to 6 weeks to receive my check. Still no check, and the Attorneys office is giving me the run around. Lie after lie.

I filed for my mesh case come June 2017 it will be five years. I have had four surgeries plus another one to put in an implant. Settlement figures were signed in June of 2016. Now it was moved to a class action suit. The companies are making a fortune off the interest while we still wait. My attorneys get 33% plus expenses of a small settlement. I’m 64 have accidents both urinary and fecal due to lack of muscular control. Now on medication. I’m a recent epileptic and doubt that we will ever get paid in this lifetime.

This is ludicrist how we are arguing over the money and we need concern over our all out health. We are dying everyday and nobody cares. It was a mistake that you tryed to kill us . that is crazy. Thats what nedds to be examined here. Sometimes we lose focus. But please let reality set in a while.

Tiana. Some of these women do not have insurance, so they need the money to continue their care. It’s not being grady bec as use by the time we do get the settlement after the Attorneys and everyone else is satisfied there will not be much left.

Well I put in for the Lawsuite to but if what I’ve read from other it’ll be after I’m did & hone before I get snythy . go me that says we as women just r not important to anyone. If we were these suitex would be done really fast. & u can bet if it was men they sure as hell would all ready have their money. Do come on lawyerd step if upget us what we deserve like right now

I was told last August by the Potts Law Firm that a settlement had been reached in the mesh law suit with Covidien. I spoke with them again last week regarding an update on the status of my claim and was told that they have to have a certain amount of people accept there offers before they can move forward. He said that they are close. Now that could just be the run a round. Not sure. I was told I had to have my signed offer returned by September 15th

I was told a month ago that my case was closed that i should receive my closing statement I still have not received it.

Hi velia I’m glad you stood up to them my name is Natalie I file in 2004 an like everyone else no big pay out i had 4 surgery’s in 2015 i got 5000. An when the lawyers took there worth less share it was 1500.00 dollars these lawyers are getting rich on our injurys hows that fare. I’ve been waiting 13yrs now an my husband paid for all my surgery’s almost 400,000 an he hasn’t gotten a dime back these law firms are a big joke you take an i’ll pray for all the women.

Received settlement package from Potts Law Firm for settlement Dec 28 2016, agreed on amount offered, signed all the forms as required, mailed registered, it was received and signed on Jan 9, 2017. I just want to know if anyone has been paid their settlement. IF so how long did it take?

I signed my settlement papers and sent them back on Aug 3rd of 2016. To date I haven’t been paid and no one has any answers as to when or how I am to expect payment. It’s left me feeling very helpless and frustrated. I’ve decided to stop looking for it. When it comes it comes.

Has anyone signed their closing statement and revived their check? And how long after signing the closing statement before you received your check???

I am a claimant on the Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh lawsuit and signed my settlement agreement in December 2016. Since then
I haven’t really heard from anyone from Wagstaff & Cartmell, the attorney office that settled the case and what correspondence they have provided was rather too pertinent for my satisfaction. The Pretrial Order was dated September 15, 2016 but when I tried to contact the administrator of the escrowed settlement fund, my emails get returned. I have no idea what’s going on or who to contact to find out and I’m getting rather tired of it. The Pretrial Order states that the Escrow Agent “shall invest and reinvest” the settlement and are not responsible for any losses of the funds through those investments. I don’t like the idea of that AT ALL.
I just want a reliable answer from someone without being made to feel guilty for asking questions.

Margaret was that your closing statement that you signed where all the fees are itemized and your net amt. Stated???

I signed settlement papers in August of 2016 with Bard and have yet to receive payment. My attorneys started out giving me various deadlines for payment but now my emails to them are going unreturned. It’s really sad that no one has any answers.

Its true I encouraged my mom to file her claim 2 -3 yeats ago and we got the letter saying her settlement would be 9k well a year later we just received the next letter this one shows the net pay at a laughable $2900.00. My mouth dropped. What a slap in the face. My mom was so depressed that for 3 years of paperwork and waiting for a compensation of her suffering she gets a third of the gross. Its ridiculous

I also have Potts Law, I found out by accident that my case had settled on Sept. 01, 2016. I received pre-settlement doc’s and mailed them in, with an objection, which would delay my settlement by several months, well here it is May 2017 and nothing. They only answer questions with canned answers. And, what I find very disturbing is they can never call or send an email providing a status of your settlement or claim, the client always has to be the initiator, but they were very proud to send out an email recently that they are opening new offices in Florida. Wow, must be nice to expand with all the money being made with no urgency and with a complete lack of interest to push and advocate for their clients. After reviewing all these blogs and seeing how deplorable women are being treated through this process, I have decided to contact my State Senator and other state legislator’s to make them aware what appears to be the mode of operation for many Attorney’s. I encourage other’s to do the same. Having had to have 3 surgeries myself for on a product they was supposed to last twice as long as the sling and corroded and fell apart in my body within 6 months. My heart goes out to you all. Very Good Luck and please make your voice heard.

I also used Pott’s law Firm and signed settlement papers back in January of 2017. I have not yet heard from them nor have I received payment. Has anyone that has signed settlement papers around the same time heard anything or received payment. Feel free to email me.

I also signed off on settlement agreement in December 2016 with wagstaff n cartmale.. I was told deadline to be paid was end of June. I was also told I was supposed to be first to be paid..wave 1.. now here I am going to be with the last 103 women paid after supposed 95% threshold reached. I don’t know who to contact or trust to find out what is really going on.Could anyone please help me with advice or numbers.. should I contact another attorney?

When you get the final papers to sigh, it will tell you how much you are getting. Once you send those. When you get the final papers back if you agree to the amount then sign it and send it back. You should get a check in about 4 to 6 weeks. It took 5 years for me, but all is final. Just be patient and when you feel like giving up, be patient.

I files my AMS lawsuit back in 2009, I have not heard one thing yet, I contact them and they don’t have anything to say, but it was settled and i would be greeting information for me to sign and return that’s been 5 months ago, I’ve had two surgeries, infections and many issues but still wonder why I haven’t had this settled by now. I don’t understand we are paying our lawyers half and they can’t tell you any thing I’m just so frustrated and called again the same song and dance.

i had my second surgery on march of 2016. I called very next day to file second claim and still haven’t heard anything. I agree with everyone. enough is enough. what is the holdup?

My case was filed almost 7 years ago, and I just got a call from my lawyer last week, that it finally has been settled and they were sending me the settlement package to sign and it will tell me how much I get. They said I will have my money shortly, after I return the paperwork.

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