Denmark-based transvaginal mesh manufacturer Coloplast has reportedly agreed to settle several transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that the company’s devices caused serious injuries. The company is reportedly settling more than 400 lawsuits for $16 million.
Several companies are facing transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that the mesh devices led to severe side effects, including internal bleeding and organ damage. More than 40,000 lawsuits have been filed against companies like Boston Scientific, Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary) and C.R. Bard.
Transvaginal mesh was originally approved to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) through an approval process that did not require significant clinical testing. The devices have since been linked to serious transvaginal mesh side effects, many of which require revision surgery.