On 5th September 2014, the US District Court, Southern District of West Virginia handed down a key decision. It held that a woman who received a TVT-O (TVT Obturator) mesh device should be compensated to the amount of $3.25 million. The trial lasted two weeks and has been the second federal trial surrounding an Ethicon transvaginal mesh. The Plaintiff, which is referred to as a Claimant in English Courts, suffers from chronic pelvic pain despite undergoing multiple reparation procedures to remove the mesh.
Although the law differs widely in English and Wales from the United States of America, this is a fantastic step forward. We welcome this decision. It is our hope that this encourages ladies who have found themselves injured by mesh devices to come forward and seek legal advice.
We are currently instructed by a number of ladies in relation to mesh devices and hope that the recent decision in the USA reminds women they are not alone and that legal firms may be able to help them seek financial compensation for the problems with which they have been faced.
Transvaginal Mesh – Comment
Corries Solicitor /Barrister Helen Richardson who acts for mesh victims commented:-
“This is a welcome and much needed step forward.The effects of the mesh can be disastrous when things go wrong. Anything which can be done to move theses cases on quickly must be done”
There are a variety of manufacturers of pelvis mesh. We look at each enquiry on it’s individual facts. We understand that this is an extremely personal matter. Corries guarantee your claim will be handled by a member of our all-female team.
If you think we may be able to help you or would like to seek further information, please call us FREE on 0800 043 6662.