Medtronic’s Covidien Unit Agrees to Settle Some Cases Over Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Medtronic Plc's Covidien unit has agreed to settle some of the more than 11,000 claims involving its transvaginal mesh devices, which patients allege caused severe and painful side effects, according to a court filing.

The filing on Tuesday in West Virginia federal court did not disclose the amount of the settlement nor how many cases would be resolved under the confidential agreement with one of the plaintiffs' law firms leading the litigation, Blasingame Burch Garrard & Ashley.

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