Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Funding Solutions at Case Funding
Case Funding has a number of transvaginal mesh (TVM) lawsuit funding options for attorneys and law firms that need financial litigation support in order to build their clients the strongest possible cases. While our TVM lawsuit funding solutions can help attorneys effectively even the playing field and fight the deep-pocketed manufacturers of transvaginal mesh, they can also enable legal professionals to:
- Avoid having to refer their cases to larger law firms
- Avoid having to settle their clients’ case early for less than they may be worth
- Help their clients obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits and Federal Multidistrict Litigation
A number of multidistrict litigations (MDLs) for transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been set up and are currently in various stages of the litigation process. Some of the cases are still in discovery, others have started bellwether trials, and others are close to reaching large settlement agreements for thousands of plaintiffs. The following table provides an overview of some of the most prominent and publicized TVM MDLs currently underway:
|MDL No.||Defendant||Total TVM Lawsuits Filed*||Court
|2187||C.R. Bard||8,667||U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
(Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin)
|2325||American Medical Systems (AMS)||17,944|
|2440||Cook Medical, Inc.||246|
*As of May 2014, according to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia’s website.
While some of the manufacturers in this litigation have made settlement offers to try to resolve a large number of the pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits before trial, some legal experts have criticized these offers as being insufficient to cover the plaintiffs’ injuries and losses. For instance, Endo’s American Medical Systems has recently made a settlement offer of $830 million to try to settle about 20,000 TVM lawsuits. When broken down to an individual case level, this works out to approximately $40,000 per plaintiff, which is about the same per plaintiff as the settlement agreement reached with Coloplast.
Given that some of these plaintiffs have suffered serious injuries – like mesh erosion through the vaginal lining, perforation of organs and dyspareunia – and that some of these injuries will have negative, irreversible impacts on their future quality of life, some plaintiffs have rejected these settlement offers in favor of seeing their day in court.
Contact Case Funding for More about Our TVM Lawsuit Funding Options
Attorneys who are currently investigating or litigating transvaginal mesh lawsuits can get the funding they need to successfully resolve these cases by contacting Case Funding. In addition to offering TVM lawsuit loans, Case Funding also can provide attorneys with lines of credit and cash advances so they can focus on building injured women the strongest possible cases.
To learn more about our financial solutions, call our Legal Finance Specialists at (800) 543-4043. You can also email us using the form at the top of this page.