All around the country women are continuing to file transvaginal mesh lawsuits against the makers of these products after suffering serious complications including perforation, chronic pain, organ damage and more that, in many cases, led to the need for surgical removal of the mesh.
In the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, mesh lawsuits against manufacturer Boston Scientific continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation. Additionally, court documents stated that a new docket control order was issued on Sept. 18, 2014, by the court that addresses matters regarding the upcoming trial for the consolidated lawsuits. This included notes that the court will convene a pre-trial and final settlement conference on Oct. 24 and the trial itself will start on Nov. 3.
The court documents also said that more than 13,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against Boston Scientific, and all of the claims allege that the device, which is used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, had defective designs and manufacturing. Because of this, women suffered serious, sometimes life-threatening, mesh side effects and complications.
Though the first federal trial against Boston Scientific hasn’t started yet, court documents from Sept. 8 said that a jury in Texas awarded a woman injured by transvaginal mesh $73 million in punitive and compensatory damages. The jury found the device design defective and that the company failed to sufficiently warn doctors and patients about potential risks associated with the device.
If you or someone you know was treated with this type of mesh, which caused serious complications leading to the need for surgical removal of the device, you may be eligible for your own transvaginal mesh lawsuit. If you wish to file your own claim, you might want to start by speaking with an advocate or attorney who has a background in mass torts. He or she can offer advice on how to proceed and what’s needed in order to be successful.
You can get started today, by filling out our free transvaginal mesh claims evaluation today.
Lori Polemenakos is Director of Consumer Content and SEO strategist for LeadingResponse, a legal marketing company. An award-winning journalist, writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas, she's produced articles for major brands such as Match.com, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity, Mail.com, and edited several published books. Since 2016, she's published hundreds of articles about Social Security disability, workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, personal injury, mass tort, auto accident claims, bankruptcy, employment law and other related legal issues.