Significant Jury Awards for Transvaginal Mesh Plaintiffs

Jacky Gale | September 25th, 2014

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Significant jury awards continue to be handed down for plaintiffs who filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits. One of the more recent awards involves Boston Scientific. The company was found liable for causing significant injuries to a woman who can no longer sit, walk, or exercise without excruciating pain after enduring four surgeries as a result of her transvaginal mesh implant. The jury handed down a $73 million award to the woman, including $50 million in punitive damages.

Another recent jury award involves a plaintiff who suffered permanent injuries after the polypropylene mesh caused damage to her internal organs. Doctors were not able to remove all of the mesh during revision surgery. A jury recently awarded this woman $3.27 million in compensatory damages.

However, these two cases are only a small sampling of the litigation pending against transvaginal mesh manufacturers. New cases continue to be filed against Ethicon, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical, and other manufacturers. Many plaintiffs can expect to wait months, if not years for their cases to be resolved. For these plaintiffs, transvaginal mesh lawsuit loans may make the difference between obtaining just compensation and settling for less than what they deserve.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuit loans for plaintiffs

Lawsuit loans are often referred to as cash advances against a future settlement or jury award because they don’t function like typical loans. Like other types of legal funding, pelvic mesh lawsuit funding has a distinct advantage over traditional bank or credit union loans. Lawsuit loans are non-recourse. This means that in the event the plaintiff loses the case, they never need to be repaid. Also unlike traditional loans, there’s no need to make monthly payments while the lawsuit is pending. You’ll simply receive a lump sum of cash to use at your own discretion.

Plaintiffs who have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits often suffer from serious, debilitating injuries. The woman who won the $73 million award initially went to her doctor to find a solution for minor urine leakage. She agreed to undergo a transvaginal mesh implant because she was allegedly not informed of the serious risks of the procedure, nor of the defective nature of the products. Four surgeries later, she suffers from severe pain every day and is no longer able to participate in previously enjoyed activities. It’s a given that she and the other plaintiffs also have the burden of exorbitant medical bills. Hospitalization, surgical services, pharmaceutical products, diagnostic tests, rehabilitation, and assistive devices aren’t cheap. This plaintiff could have benefited from a transvaginal mesh lawsuit loan to cover her medical expenses and other day-to-day living expenses while her case was pending.

Even after a jury award is handed down, plaintiffs may still need lawsuit funding. It often takes a while for plaintiffs to receive checks, particularly if the defendants appeal the verdict. Legal loans can help plaintiffs stay afloat while their cases slowly work their way through the legal system.

LawStreet Capital: a trusted legal funding source

When applying for a lawsuit loan, it’s important to partner with the right company. LawStreet Capital is one of the foremost legal funding companies in the U.S. Plaintiffs often turn to LawStreet Capital because of our reputation for trustworthiness and our competitive low interest rates.

When you work with LawStreet Capital, you can expect:

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We invite pelvic mesh plaintiffs across the U.S. to fill out a no-obligation online application today. Or, call 1-866-FUND-662 to work directly with one of our friendly representatives.