Bloomberg News announced on May 28th, 2015 that Boston Scientific Corp. must pay $100 million to a Delaware woman who blamed the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts for various medical problems. This verdict is the first and largest so far against Boston Scientific after the company agreed to begin settling cases over the devices. Last year $73 million was awarded to a Texas woman over Boston Scientific’s Obtryx sling.
The article continues with information on an appeal that is being planned by Boston Scientific.
Despite the announcement for an appeal, according to the article, “U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia has been pushing for manufacturers to consider settling the cases before they face billions in jury awards. Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard Inc. and other makers of vaginal inserts had talks two years ago about creating a global settlement of cases over the devices, according to people familiar with the discussions. J&J, which refused to participate in 2013 settlement talks, has now begun to settle some cases.”
The lawsuits pending against the manufacturers allege that the transvaginal mesh devices used in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) repair surgeries caused women to suffer serious complications, including vaginal erosion, inflammation, infection, chronic pain and organ damage. If you are experiencing these or any problems related to a transvaginal mesh device please give our office a call at 1(800)995-6991 for a free consultation.