Transvaginal Lawsuits: Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $18.5 Million Award

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Boston Scientific, the manufacturer of the pelvic mesh product, Obtryx has lost the appeal against the four women who were implanted with the Obtryx device to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapsed) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The court has ordered the manufacturer to pay each plaintiff an amount of up to $4.25 million in compensation for their injuries after receiving the Obtryx device. Unfortunately Thousands of women have been seriously injured when their implant eroded into their vagina, perforated organs, caused chronic pain, often undergo multiple corrective surgeries in an attempt to remove defective devices and repair the damage caused by the mesh.  However, in many cases, it is impossible remove all of the pieces of a defective sling or mesh system. The company appealed the verdict of the jury; however after 10 days of proceeding, Boston Scientific has to pay the compensation amount to the plaintiffs.

Boston Scientific is a worldwide company that produces markets and manufactures a large line of products for heart surgery, digestive disorders, pulmonary disease treatment, vascular surgery, urology, chronic pain and women’s health. Boston Scientific manufacture bladder slings and other trans vaginal mesh devices designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Obtryx transvaginal mesh is a ribbon of polypropylene mesh placed under the urethra to repair of stress urinary incontinence. The FDA first approved Boston Scientific vaginal mesh devices in 1996 and in 2002 the company won 510(k) approval from the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this year re-labeled the products high risk instead of moderate and announced new federal scrutiny for the company. The agency reclassifies the transvaginal mesh products as “high risk products” is a confirmation of the inherent danger of these products.

Boston Scientific Corporation is facing criminal investigation; Federal prosecutors claimed the company usage of bogus Transvaginal fine mesh implants.  Few months ago the company was accused of smuggling material from china and using it to manufacture mesh devices. There was a class action lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific Corporation of illegally smuggling counterfeit resin made in China to make pelvic mesh. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year in the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia. More than 16,000 lawsuits filed against Boston Scientific consolidated for pretrial proceedings in US District Court before Judge Goodwin. Unfortunately, thousands of women have been seriously injured when their implant eroded into their vagina, perforated organs, caused chronic pain, or required revision surgery. More lawsuits are being filed against the company for injuries suffered as a result of the Obtryx pelvic mesh implant.

Numbers of women who take their fight against manufacturers to court after suffering with serious complications caused due to the use of Transvaginal Mesh products are winning legal claims by getting compensation. If you or somebody you know was injured or suffered complications or death from Transvaginal mesh may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Contact for a free case consultation. All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our attorneys unless we win your case. The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs Lawsuits.


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