Endo International Ceases Vaginal Mesh Production in Wake of Costly Lawsuits — Injury Lawyer Bobby Lee
May 18, 2016
Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2016 – In an ugly twist of fate, products touted as being the best on the market to deal with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), caused irreparable harm to women it was allegedly designed to help. Millions of dollars paid out in settlements and legal costs result in Endo stopping production of transvaginal meshes to treat POP and vaginal slings to treat SUI.
Endo shuttered its Astora Women’s Health device unit in March 2016 to reduce potential liability relating to over 46,000 severe adverse reaction lawsuits allegedly caused by their products. It appears their move to shut down that side of production followed on the heels of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending the approval of a new mesh device to treat fecal incontinence. Endo had intentions to sell that product through their women’s health unit.
“One has to wonder what the FDA was thinking when other mesh products catastrophically failed and caused great harm to women,” said out Austin injury lawyer Bobby Lee. “What proof were they considering when they indicated they may give the nod to a fecal incontinence mesh product?” Mesh implants have proven to a disastrous to thousands of women faced with living in pain every day of their lives. There are over 140,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the United States alone.
Despite the ever-increasing number of lawsuits being filed against various manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products and juries awarding large settlements, Endo insists they are safe and effective. Legal pundits suggest that in time, all makers of this type of product will cease production in the face of incontrovertible proof of the harm they cause, while at the same time not admitting liability for the part they played.
For women who have recently had a transvaginal mesh implant or for women who have been struggling with the side effects of mesh implants, it is important to reach out to an attorney with experience in handling these kinds of cases. “My door is open to you, and we are your advocates in seeking appropriate, fair and equitable compensation for your pain and suffering,” said Lee.
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