pelvic mesh compensation value

If you want to know the average settlement for pelvic mesh lawsuit then you have come to the right place.

Pelvic mesh (also known as transvaginal mesh) lawsuits have become one of the largest mass torts in the United States’ history. Over 100,000 lawsuits regarding pelvic meshes have been filed.

What Is A Mesh?

A surgical mesh is a sheet, loosely woven from organic and inorganic materials into a sheet. This sheet is used to create support for organs, on a temporary or permanent basis.

Temporary meshes are designed to dissolve into the body over a period, but permanent meshes remain in the body unless removed surgically.

The most common material used to create mesh is polypropylene (PP), which has been determined to be biocompatible with the pelvic and abdominal regions. PP tends to induce mild inflammation and adheres to the viscera.

Uses Of Surgical Mesh

Surgical mesh is mostly used in hernia repair surgeries, but it also has reconstructive uses like in pelvic organ prolapse.

Pelvic organ prolapse has been shown to occur in 50% of women above 50 years old with some history of natural childbirth. Pelvic mesh is used in pelvic reconstruction to counter the effects of pelvic organ prolapse.

Effects Of Pelvic Mesh Implants

Mesh implants in the pelvic region have been shown to create medical complications like pain and bleeding.

In 2016, the FDA (Food and Drugs Authority) changed the classification of the pelvic mesh to class III (high risk). In 2018, the FDA required that any mesh be used for transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair be approved via the application. On 16th April 2019, the FDA declared that all sale and distribution of pelvic meshes had to cease and desist immediately.

Examples Of Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Settlements

The manufacturer facing the most lawsuits regarding pelvic mesh is Johnson & Johnson. Here are a few examples of those lawsuits:

C.R. Bard, based in New Jersey, has also had their share of lawsuits. A few of them include:

How Much Compensation Payout Can I Get For A Pelvic Mesh Settlement & Lawsuit?

Settlements on pelvic mesh cases are wide ranging from $1.2 million to $775 million.

Ultimately, there is no one right way to determine the compensation you should get; consulting a personal injury lawyer will give you an idea of what to expect.