Transvaginal mesh helps treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, transvaginal mesh devices can cause serious, painful complications. Reported transvaginal mesh injuries include perforation, scarring, chronic pain, organ damage and eventually, surgical removal of the device. As a result, thousands of pelvic mesh product liability lawsuits against several different manufacturers are currently underway. Mesh device manufacturer Boston Scientific now a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Last month, Judge Joseph Goodwin issued the first Boston Scientific TVM ruling in the company’s first bellwether trial.
Boston Scientific TVM Lawsuits Consolidated Under Federal MDL
Court documents from Sept. 29, 2014, state Judge Goodwin issued several rulings in the Boston Scientific TVM litigation’s first bellwether case. One ruling allows expert witnesses to share their opinions on whether Boston Scientific’s polypropylene mid-urethral slings are defective. Judge Goodwin will also exclude testimony from one of the company’s expert witnesses regarding regulatory activities.
Thousands of Boston Scientific TVM Cases Pending in West Virginia
Currently, Boston Scientific faces over 13,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits in West Virginia alone. Plaintiffs allege that Boston Scientific TVM devices are defectively made and designed. As a result, women suffer serious and complicated side effects because the company provided insufficient warning about the device’s risks. These plaintiffs now seek justice as well as financial compensation in court for their injuries.
What You Can Do
If you were injured by TVM, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the manufacturer. Before filing your own claim, speak with a lawyer or advocate specializing in mass tort cases. These professionals can offer solid advice on how to best proceed in order to win your case. Complete a free TVM claim review today. An attorney will contact you to discuss your case to see if you may qualify.
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