Nearly 350 lawsuits included in multidistrict litigation against Boston Scientific Corp. over defective pelvic mesh implants have been settled by a West Virginia federal judge. The case involves seven MDLs composed of 28,000 individual cases against Boston Scientific and other makers of mesh implants, such as American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard Inc., and Johnson & Johnson.
Transvaginal mesh, also known as pelvic mesh or bladder sling mesh, is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (“POP”) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Although the mesh is employed to fix the problems, there have been thousands of cases reporting complications that arise from alleged faults in the surgical mesh devices. Many patients have experienced painful and dangerous symptoms and side effects from the mesh, including mesh erosion, mesh movement and displacement, urinary problems such as incontinence, infection, and pain, and vaginal scarring.
Recently, New Zealand became the first major country to effectively ban surgical mesh implants for all pelvic operations in response to safety concerns and reported mesh hazards.
“The settlement offered an opportunity for all of our clients to settle their claims,” Beasley Allen principal Leigh O’Dell stated to Law360. “Nearly all claims have been resolved at this point.”
The MDL is In re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, case number 2:12-md-02326, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Transvaginal Mesh Injury Attorneys at Lieff Cabraser
If you have suffered serious injuries or complications from a surgery involving transvaginal mesh, you are not alone. If you had a transvaginal mesh implant in the United States and are suffering from painful, serious side effects after one or more revision surgeries, Lieff Cabraser can assist you in evaluating your legal options. We have female attorneys and nurses in our San Francisco, New York, and Nashville offices assigned to represent women across America injured by transvaginal mesh.