This happens with all of these types of lawsuits usually. There are a number of verdicts which start to create a range of values that people can look to to see if the cases can be settled. It is now starting to happen with transvaginal mesh lawsuits too.
Here are some fo the major mesh settlements that have been made public.
Endo (AMS) $830 Million. April 2014 (Estimates 20,000 cases)
Endo International Plc said Wednesday it has agreed to pay $830 million to resolve legal claims from women who say they were injured by transvaginal mesh devices.
Coloplast $16 Million (400 cases) March 2014
Officials of Humlebaek, Denmark-based Coloplast agreed in January to resolve about 400 suits over the inserts, which are designed to support internal organs, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the settlement. The accord will provide an average payment of about $40,000 for each claimant, they said.
Endo (AMS) $55 Million June 2013
An Endo Health Solutions (ENDP) Inc. unit agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle some lawsuits alleging its vaginal-mesh implants eroded in some women and left them incontinent and in pain.
There is a report that Bard has settled 500 lawsuits relating to pelvic mesh and bladder mesh claims. There is very little information out there on this subject.
In addition to the above list, there have been a number of small settlements of cases that have reached trial or been very close to trial. A number of those have settled. We assume that because they were removed from teh trial dockets. these settlements are almost always covered by a confidentiality agreement so information is hard to get when it come to specifc mesh case settlement numbers.