Posted: April 11, 2014

 In further news on the massive transvaginal mesh litigation … Lee Balefsky is now a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee involved in all cases nationwide. Balefsky, head of Kline & Specter’s Mass Tort Department, was also named as liasion counsel in the Philadelphia Mass Tort Pelvic Mesh program. Balefsky has a long history of obtaining large settlements in pharmaceutical cases, including his role in the $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement and the settlement involving the diet drug Fen-Phen. Transvaginal mesh is also known as bladder sling or pelvic sling. It is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary leakage. But over the years, the medical device has been found to erode in some women, leading to a wide range of problems, among them organ perforation, pain, bleeding, urinary incontinence, and infections. Find out more about vaginal mesh lawsuits.