Bladder Mesh Lawsuit Accuses Boston Scientific Of Failing To Warn Its Devices Cause Chronic Pain, Bleeding, or Other Injuries.
Bladder Mesh Lawsuit News: Boston Scientific Corp. added new safety precautions and warnings to five of its transvaginal slings that treat stress urinary incontinence. The move comes as Boston Scientific faces thousands of bladder mesh lawsuits alleging its bladder mesh products cause women to suffer such injuries as chronic pain, vaginal scarring, excessive bleeding and organ damage. (Bladder Mesh Lawsuit – In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326))
Wright & Schulte LLC is currently representing hundreds of women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits and continues to speak with women who have experienced side-effects from bladder mesh and pelvic mesh implants. For a free legal consultation contact one of the product liability attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC by calling 1-800-99-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com for more information and updated news on surgical mesh impalnts.
In May, Boston Scientific warned in its “urgent medical device product advisory” to medical professionals worldwide that “mesh is considered a permanent implant” and its removal or “correction of mesh-related complication may involve multiple surgeries.” The company further warned “complete removal of mesh may not be possible and additional surgeries may not always fully correct the complications.” A precaution added included the use of polypropylene mesh to treat stress urinary incontinence has been associated with erosion. Added to the list of adverse events were scarring, ongoing pain and possible perforation or laceration of vessels, nerves, bladder, urethra or bowel during placement. Boston Scientific added the new information to its Advantage, Lynx, Obtryx, Obtryx II and Solyx transvaginal slings, and its Uphold LITE, Pinnacle LITE, and Upsylon Y mesh.
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Transvaginal slings are implanted to treat stress urinary incontinence, or urine leakage, in women. Surgical mesh is used to repair pelvic organ prolapse, which occurs when the bladder, vagina, uterus drop from their normal position. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in January that it has received reports of the mesh devices causing complications such as chronic pain, organ perforation, erosion, and infection.
[fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm479732.htm, FDA, January 4, 2016]
Bladder Mesh Lawsuit Jury Awards
Court records for bladder mesh lawsuits indicate that Boston Scientific has been hit with multi-million dollar jury verdicts in state and federal courts in recent years over its bladder mesh products. For instance in September 2014, a Dallas County, Texas jury awarded $73 million in a vaginal mesh lawsuit to a woman who said she suffered permanent injuries from Boston Scientific’s Obtryx bladder mesh sling implant. The verdict was later reduced to $35 million. (No. DC-1214349, District Court for Dallas County, 95th Judicial District of Texas (Dallas)) In November 2014, a Miami federal court jury awarded $26.7 million in another bladder mesh lawsuit to four women who allege injuries from the company’s Pinnacle transvaginal mesh implant. (14-cv-24061, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida)
According to a report in the Star Tribune, Boston Scientific said in its securities filings that, as of May, the company is a defendant in over 36,000 product liability ladder mesh lawsuits involving its mesh products. The company has agreed to settle about 11,000 bladder mesh lawsuit cases without admitting liability or wrongdoing. Boston Scientific is also one of six mesh manufacturers involved in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia where all federally filed transvaginal ladder mesh lawsuit claims were consolidated for pretrial proceedings in February 2012. The company faces over 19,900 claims in the MDL.
(Bladder Mesh Lawsuit – In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326)
[ startribune.com/boston-scientific-adds-new-warnings-to-surgical-mesh-devices/383036211/, Star Tribune, June 15, 2016]
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