If you are looking for information regarding a bladder sling class action lawsuit, we can help. The manufacturers of bladder slings are currently facing more than 10,000 lawsuits in state and federal courts. In the first two trials, plaintiffs were awarded $5.5 million and $11.1 million, respectively. Fortunately, you may still have time to file a lawsuit and join the litigation.
Free Bladder Sling Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or your loved one was injured by a bladder sling, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
What’s the problem?
Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group has decided against filing a bladder sling class action lawsuit on behalf of our clients. Instead, we are currently filing individual claims on behalf of women who were injured after receiving a bladder sling for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
About Class Action Lawsuits
A class action lawsuit is ideal when a large number of people have a very similar claim against a company — for example, buying a product based on false advertisements. All of the claims are consolidated into one claim, one law firm represents the entire group, and one plaintiff is chosen to be the “class representative.” If the class action is awarded a settlement, it is usually split evenly among the class members.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The problem with a bladder sling class action lawsuit is that you could win a large settlement, but after splitting it with everyone else in the class and your attorneys, your individual compensation could be far less than what you actually deserve. You could also be forced to accept a “low ball settlement” when you know you really deserve more.
The benefit of an individual lawsuit instead of a bladder sling class action is that you can fight for the highest amount of compensation you can get for your claim. In addition to compensation for your injuries, juries have awarded significant punitive damages, compensation for spouses, and more.
You could receive compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Permanent injuries
- Decreased quality of life
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium for your spouse
- Punitive damages against the manufacturer
- And more
Bladder Sling Lawsuits in Federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL)
If you were injured by a bladder sling, a bladder sling class action lawsuit may seem like a good idea because you don’t want to be the only person fighting a large pharmaceutical company. This is understandable. However, you are not alone — thousands of women have been injured by bladder slings and more than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed. Most of these have been centralized in a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL).
In the United States, most large medical device litigation is resolved through the MDL process — not class actions. If you decide to file a bladder sling lawsuit, your lawsuit will probably be transferred to the federal level and centralized with other lawsuits. This is similar to a class action, except your lawsuit remains independent. If you don’t agree to the settlement, your case can return to the state court where it was originally filed.
Bladder sling lawsuits in the federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL):
- Vaginal Mesh MDL No. 2187 – C.R. Bard
- Vaginal Mesh MDL No. 2335 – American Medical Systems
- Vaginal Mesh MDL No. 2326 – Boston Scientific Corp.
- Vaginal Mesh MDL No. 2327 – Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon
- Vaginal Mesh MDL No. 2387 – Coloplast
Need a Bladder Sling Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in bladder sling lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new lawsuits in all 50 states.
Free Bladder Sling Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured by a bladder sling, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.