Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific Corporation have ordered the release of documents relating to Boston Scientific’s ProteGen product, a vaginal mesh sling device made out of woven polyester and pressure injected bovine collagen.
The plaintiffs in the defective vaginal mesh lawsuit claim that the release of these documents will demonstrate that, according to pre-trial order #23, Boston Scientific was knowledgeable of the fact that “biocompatibility issues existed with respect to surgical meshes implanted in the female pelvis”.
These defective surgical mesh claims filed against Boston Scientific have been consolidated into Re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2326, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Boston Scientific’s ProteGen vaginal mesh device to treat patients suffering from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in 1996. Boston Scientific removed ProteGen from the market in 1999 following increasing reports from patients claiming severe side effects related to the defective vaginal sling.
Since the introduction of transvaginal mesh products in the mid-1990s, there have been an ever-increasing amount of patient complication reports filed with the FDA. Currently, the FDA has received complaints surpassing 4,000 in number regarding serious transvaginal mesh side effects. There are currently 6 MDLs hearing cases against 6 different transvaginal mesh manufacturers, one of them being Boston Scientific.
Though there are several manufacturers of defective transvaginal mesh, many of the side effects related to transvaginal mesh side effects are similar, and include the following:
- vaginal erosion
- severe pain
- painful intercourse
- organ perforation
If you or someone you love has received a vaginal mesh implant, and as a result, has suffered enormously from the side effects detailed above, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Our defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe understand the importance of holding medical device manufacturers, such as Boston Scientific, accountable for releasing defective products onto the market.
For more information about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and their Gynecare line of transvaginal mesh devices, Mentor and their transvaginal tape known as ObTape, or any other manufacturer of defective vaginal mesh or defective vaginal tape, contact one of our experienced lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe today at 800.721.2519.