Endo International has agreed to settle all outstanding product liability claims for defectively manufacturing its transvaginal mesh product in the United States. The company will set aside $775 million to resolve approximately 22,000 claims and any remaining international claims through 2019. (In Re Am. Med. Sys., Inc., Pelvic Repair Sys. Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2325 (S.D. W. Va. Aug. 7, 2017).) Claims against Endo’s subsidiary, American Medical Systems, Inc., were consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in 2012 in the Southern District of West Virginia.
Endo’s president and CEO, Paul Campanelli, said about the settlements: “We believe it is a very important milestone for Endo to have reached agreements to resolve virtually all known U.S. mesh products liability claims. While it remains possible that additional claims will be filed, we believe today’s announcement will assist most mesh claimants to move forward with their lives.”
If you or a loved one have been implanted with transvaginal mesh, contact Montgomery & Ponder, LLC immediately by calling (205) 377-5004.