Settlement offers

I hired attorney’s from Texas and I feel like I did not get what I deserved. I no longer have ANY control of my bladder I should own stock in Depends. I am 59 years old I have had 7 surgeries in regards to vaginal mesh. I sued both Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific and received very small settlements of which the attorney’s got a big portion. I would not have settled if it had not been for a life changing event in my family life. Now I have absolutely NO control of my bladder I can be pumping gas for my vehicle and all the sudden my bladder is full and is pouring out of me! I am pretty sure I had to sign something stating I would not sue for this matter in the future and I remember them stating no facebook post or social media post of any kind! I am so stressed and my life has been ruined for a mere 30?? thousand I don’t remember the exact amount. I wish there was something I could do. It was my understanding the lawsuit was for faulty medical equipment and that is all well and good but what about my life?? just really needing to talk to other women in the same boat.
Thanks for listening
Tonya Isham
Rome, Ga

Wow- that’s not much. Probably not enough for surgery. If you signed the agreement, you are right, you can’t sue the manufacturer any longer. Some people are making the move to sue their law firm, especially if they did not properly prepare the case for settlement. In some cases, women’s cases were “bundled” including good cases with those who had an expired statute of limitations. The value of case was dependent on the number of removal surgeries you had. Sort of a flawed basis in my opinion. What if she couldn’t undergo surgery? What if she couldn’t afford surgery? She got shorted. So let us know if yours is one of the Texas firms being sued for legal malpractice. That might be an avenue for you.

What about if you are in England.
You don’t get a solicitor before a medical procedure here.
And even if you do sign the consent form,but have not consented to be harmed in anyway,which we have with mesh.

Julie- Are you in touch with Kath Sansom and Sling the Mesh. In the US you can get a solicitor before a removal medical procedure… you just need to have suffered pain from an implant… sling the mesh campaign and contacts are here:

Welcome to the Mesh News Desk community!

i think that i know of Kath or i have seen her on the mesh site.
im worried as i has all the signs of a water infection, so i ring the doctor who gave me antibiotics for it but i was told to ring back in 3 days if im still feeling the same.
it was a gyni doc gp, that i spoke too, he told me that my urine had come back clear.
so i said to him, well why are my symptoms so bad, and if its clear what does that mean, as in what do i do, whats wrong inside me.
he said to ring up my mesh doc and see him, but you have to wait months to talk t him.
anyway the normal gyni gp said nothing he can do,so i am so low and upset, and a lone in all this.
that i have the symptoms of a water infection, but urine test is clear? has anyone else had this?
th gyni normal doc said it could be a infection in the bladder, so they need to see inside the bladder??
i just dont know what to do,i feel awful and lost…

Julie777- First of all, welcome to Mesh News Desk forum. It sounds like you are getting the runaround. Very common. What do you mean by a water infection? Do you mean you believe you have a urinary tract infection? Can you contact the Sling the Mesh community online. I promise you every one of those woman has experienced the same thing you are going through. You are not lost, you just need the right resources.

Please start here,

Visit their Facebook page and contact Kath and anyone who will listen. They have a list of doctors in your area and if it is a urinary tract infection, you might try d-Mannose, which is over the counter. Please stay in touch… ja

Here it is:

Anyone with their case filed in NJ have any insight? Settlement talks. It is public information on the NJ Court website that settlements are happening.

I was told settlement a few months ago. Can anyone from there that has been through this for TVT mesh Eticon/J&J. post how much their settlement was?

D-Mannose is the only way my UTI’s stopped. I got it from Renew Life.