U.S. judge pushes for settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Now, court-supervised meetings are bring held between with key officials and counsel for the companies, along with lead lawyers for women who say they have been injured by mesh devices, used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Justice Goodwin lauded American Medical Systems, a subsidiary of Endo International Plc, for deciding to settle. The company said last year it would set aside up to $1.6 billion to resolve 20,000 lawsuits. That figure suggests the high stakes for the three main defendants, which each face a comparable number of cases.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers