Tranvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Funding Benefits those Waiting out the Litigation Process

Whitney Taylor | September 16th, 2014

vaginal mesh injury patient with doctorWhile some women who have sustained vaginal mesh injuries have finally seen their day in court, thousands more product liability and/or personal injury lawsuits remain pending in state and federal courts across the country. Despite forward progress, some plaintiffs involved in this litigation may find transvaginal mesh lawsuit funding is an effective means of financial relief as this massive legal process continues.

Jury awards

Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, was recently hit with a $3.27 million jury award. The plaintiff in this lawsuit, Jo Huskey, stated in her complaint that the Gynecare TVT Obturator, manufactured by Ethicon, caused her serious and permanent injury. Huskey was implanted with the device at the age of 52 for treatment of stress urinary incontinence, or SUI. The jury found Ethicon liable for marketing a defective device and failing to warn patients and physicians about the risks associated with the vaginal sling.

A Texas jury awarded a plaintiff $73 million, after the woman successfully argued that her Boston Scientific mesh has left her with permanent injuries. The plaintiff in this case, Martha Salazar, claims she is now in constant pain and no longer able to sit or exercise comfortably after she was implanted with Boston Scientific’s Obtryx sling to treat SUI. The jury in the state court determined Boston Scientific was “grossly negligent” in their handling of their mesh product.

Massive litigation takes time

These early trials are just the beginning of a massive number of lawsuits involving transvaginal mesh devices. Federal cases involving seven manufacturers of those devices have been coordinated into multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Currently, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin is overseeing approximately 19,000 Ethicon mesh lawsuits, 18,000 American Medical Systems mesh lawsuits, 12,000 Boston Scientific mesh lawsuits, 9,500 Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuits, 1,600 Coloplast mesh lawsuits, 250 Cook Medical mesh lawsuits and 66 Neomedic mesh lawsuits in seven separate MDLs.

Judge Goodwin has commented on the size of the coordinated litigation in his court, noting that the number of pending lawsuits involving vaginal slings was 12 times more than the total civil lawsuits conducted in the entire federal court system each year. Although Judge Goodwin is looking for ways to speed up the litigation process, the mere size of the coordination suggests it may be some time before plaintiffs in these cases see their day in court.

In the meantime, women who have been injured by these devices may be facing ongoing medical treatment, including costly surgical procedures. For some, lost wages due to the inability to work with their injuries may place financial strain on the situation. Those women are looking toward legal compensation as a way to get back on sound financial footing.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuit funding

While waiting out the litigation process, some women are finding a pelvic mesh lawsuit loan can help them pay the bills and cover lost wages. This money can be received now, when you need it most, rather than waiting for a trial or settlement negotiations. Lawsuit funding buys you the time you need to see the legal process come to just completion.

At LawStreet Capital, we know how lengthy the legal process can be, especially when thousands of plaintiffs are involved in the litigation. We offer non-recourse lawsuit loans based on the merits of your case, not on your financial history. Online applications are easy to complete and funding is available within 24 hours of your approval.

You receive the money you need to pay your doctor, pay your rent or put food on the table. No money is due until your case is settled or decided. If you don’t receive any type of legal compensation from your case, you don’t have to pay any money back to us – it’s that simple.

The process is fast, easy and risk-free, so call us today at 1.866.FUND.662 to begin your application process.


  1. Reuters, Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million over Mesh Device,
  2. Reuters, Jury Hits Ethicon with $3.25 Million Verdict in Mesh Case,
  3. West Virginia Record, Federal Jury Awards $3.27 Million Transvaginal Mesh MDL Verdict,
  4. U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, MDL 2326 Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation,