It has been reported that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $2.6m in pelvic mesh settlements for three victims by a US court.
News of this significant development follows last year’s successful court action in Australia that has paved the way for women to receive the justice they have fought hard for.
In the UK, we are representing several women for individual vaginal mesh compensation claims. Legal cases can be brought against hospitals, surgeons and manufacturers, depending on the circumstances of the claim. If you have yet to speak to us for advice, we recommend that you do so as soon as you can to avoid missing any key deadlines to claim.
Substantial pelvic mesh settlements
A US Court has ordered substantial pelvic mesh settlements in the US in the amount of $2.6m (£2.03m) in another victory for justice.
This latest settlement is welcome news in a worldwide legal battle that involves tens of thousands of women who have suffered serious problems and complications arising from the use of pelvic mesh. With some patients left unable to work or walk ever again, it’s important that victims receive the justice that they deserve.
Over a thousand women are now understood to have joined this class action after last year’s ruling that established negligence against Johnson & Johnson and two of its subsidiaries. Marketing messages and a lack of (or inadequate) clinical trials have been cited as part of the court papers, which aligns with the trends in other court rulings from around the world.
What can victims in the UK do?
These latest US pelvic mesh settlements do not have a direct impact on victims in the UK being able to secure compensation for any suffering and loss.
We represent patients in the law of England and Wales, which is a separate jurisdiction to the US, so the decision isn’t one we can actively use, as such. However, any settlement in this ongoing global battle for justice is always welcome news, and we offer No Win, No Fee representation for victims here.
With some women’s lives being turned upside down as a result of pelvic mesh complications and problems, damages claims can be substantial; as we’ve seen here in the US cases.
Free, no-obligation advice
We are seeking pelvic mesh settlements for victims in England and Wales, and if you’ve yet to make a claim for compensation, we may be able to help you.
Our team is always happy to offer free, no-obligation advice for victims. If we can help you, we may also be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation.
You can contact the team in various ways by visiting our contact page here. The office is open most weekdays until 10pm, and 9am to 5pm on most weekends also
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