Boston Scientific Corp. has reported in an SEC filing that it has resolved almost 3,000 of the 25,000 transvaginal mesh cases filed against it. The medical device manufacturer marketed its mesh product to treat urinary incontinence. Women who were implanted with the device, however, have experienced excruciating pain, bleeding, infections and other complications. Many women have been forced to undergo a second surgery to have the transvaginal mesh product removed.
Boston Scientific Will Pay $119 Million to Settle 2,970 Vaginal Mesh Cases
Boston Scientific will spend $119 million to resolve the lawsuits. The agreement isreportedly the company’s first settlement of any of the vaginal sling cases filed against it.
In November 2014, the Massachusetts company lost two transvaginal mesh cases in separate federal trials, one in Miami and one in West Virginia. In Miami, four women who had been treated with the company’s Pinnacle device were awarded $26.7 million. In West Virginia, the federal jury awarded $18.5 million against Boston Scientific.
The medical device maker had previously been hit with a $35 million judgment in state court in Dallas, Texas. The Texas lawsuit is included in the settlement.
Boston Scientific is just one of seven medical device makers that have been named in vaginal mesh lawsuits. Other makers of the dangerous medical products include C.R. Bard Inc. and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit.
Contact Waters Kraus & Paul to Learn More About Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
We understand that injuries caused by pelvic mesh are personal and they’re sensitive. That’s why we’ve assembled a legal team, most of whom are women, to provide our TVM clients with compassionate and aggressive representation throughout the entire course of litigation. To learn more about Waters Kraus & Paul, or to have one of our attorneys review your potential pelvic sling case, contact us by email or call our transvaginal mesh lawyers, like Kyla Cole in our Texas office, at800.226.9880.