Boston Scientific Faces Hundreds of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Alleging its Vaginal Mesh Devices Caused Pain, Infection and Other Serious Complications.
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced defective medical device law firm, has filed a Vaginal mesh lawsuit against Boston Scientific Corp. on behalf of an Iowa woman implanted with the Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System. The transvaginal mesh lawsuit, also known as a vaginal mesh lawsuit or bladder mesh lawsuit, was filed January 5, 2013 in the Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326) now underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. (Case No. 2:13-cv-00202)
Wright & Schulte LLC is is representing numerous women in vaginal mesh lawsuits against Boston Scientific and other pelvic mesh manufacturers. If you or someone you love suffered serious, life-altering complications following implantation of transvaginal mesh, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 for a free evaluation of your case.
The Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
According to this new complaint, the Plaintiff received the Obtryx pelvic mesh device in August 2010. The complaint includes claims for Design Defect, Manufacturing Defect, Failure to Warn, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and Gross Negligence, among others. According to court records, Boston Scientific is facing some 2,500 similar transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the federal litigation underway in West Virginia. In September, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the California Attorney General, along with other states’ attorneys general, had begun an investigation of the company’s transvaginal mesh products.
Vaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Mesh And The FDA
Vaginal mesh devices are used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In a Safety Communication issued in July 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that there had been a significant increase in adverse event reports associated with the use of vaginal mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse. At the time, the FDA cautioned that transvaginal mesh complications were not rare, and further warned that transvaginal mesh has no clear advantage over non-mesh methods for treating pelvic prolapse.
Vaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Mesh And The FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process
Most of the transvaginal mesh devices currently on the market were approved via the FDA’s 510(K) approval process, which does not require human testing. In September 2011, an FDA advisory panel recommended that vaginal mesh used in pelvic organ prolapse repair be reclassified as a high-risk medical device, which would make them ineligible for 510(k) approvals. In January 2012, the FDA ordered the manufacturers of vaginal mesh products to conduct post-market safety studies of the devices to help the agency better understand their safety profile.
Other Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits or Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Presently Ongoing
In addition to the Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh litigation, consolidated proceedings involving pelvic mesh devices marketed by four other manufacturers underway in the Southern District of West Virginia, including:
In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325)
In re: C. R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187);
In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327); and
In Re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2387).
According to court documents, the first of those trials is scheduled to begin this month involving a C.R. Bard vaginal mesh device. Additional bellwether trials will begin in June.
Two additional consolidated transvaginal mesh litigations have also been established in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County, involving vaginal mesh devices manufactured by C.R. Bard and Ethicon Inc. The first trial in the New Jersey Ethicon litigation is currently underway. (In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10 and In re Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10)
About Wright & Schulte LLC And Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged by defective drugs and their side effects, complications from defective medical devices, and unsafe consumer products, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.