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Bloomberg News reported last month that lawyers for C.R. Bard Inc., Endo Health Solutions Inc. (ENDP), Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX), and two other companies making transvaginal mesh devices were in talks to settle lawsuits over their products.

In addition, the news outlet reported that Johnson & Johnson, which also faces lawsuits over the products, is not involved in settlement talks. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia, who is overseeing the federal lawsuits targeting the implants, has reportedly been asked to appoint a settlement committee.

“I know you all are considering settlement protocols and the possibility of resolutions,” Goodwin said at a September 18 court hearing, according to Bloomberg. The news outlet reported that the talks were aimed at resolving more than 30,000 lawsuits already filed. Bloomberg said that the number of lawsuits could swell to more than 50,000 people as more claimants seek a potential settlement.

“The liability seems pretty clear on these cases, so settlement makes sense,” Carl Tobias, who teaches at the University of Richmond in Virginia, told Bloomberg. “Given how serious the injuries are and the number of cases, when you do the math, you can easily come up with a multibillion-dollar settlement.”

Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC, a pharmaceutical drug and device litigation firm, represents victims with transvaginal mesh injuries. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly received almost 3,000 reports of complications from transvaginal mesh recipients over the last three years. The devices have been linked to vaginal bleeding, discharge and drainage, infections, vaginal mesh erosion and extrusion, sexual dysfunction and scarring.

For more information about your legal rights, contact our experienced pharmaceutical drug and device attorneys by calling toll-free (888)-841-9623. today.

Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC – Medical Drug and Device Attorneys

ZKB’s ‘Did You Know?’: In February, a New Jersey woman was awarded $11.1 million in damages because she received a defective vaginal implant.