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Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh Settle More Than 100 Lawsuits in February

In February, Johnson & Johnson, one of the manufacturers of a TVM (transvaginal mesh) device, settled more than 100 lawsuits brought against them by consumer who had been hurt by the device. These particular cases were related to their Mentor unit manufactured transvaginal mesh tape and sling mesh devices.This particular mesh was discontinued in 2006, although Johnson & Johnson continues to allege that their device was safe for patients to use.

The settlements were reached in a U.S. District Court for Middle Georgia. Johnson & Johnson has elected to not disclose the amounts plaintiffs will receive. The settlements do however point to a willingness by Johnson & Johnson to, at the very least, settle some of the hundreds of lawsuits that consumers are bringing against them. There are still a number of cases to be settled in this particular court, and there are six bellwether cases set for trial for later this year. 


Legal Commentary
The complications caused by this device have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed Mentor transvaginal mesh or sling, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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