SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has denied Boston Scientific’s motion to remove 62 transvaginal mesh lawsuits to federal court from California state court after finding that Boston Scientific had not acted quickly enough.
The judge ruled that Boston Scientific should have attempted to remove them within a year from their original file date.
Status of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
This ruling is the second recent win for the numerous plaintiffs who have lawsuits pending against transvaginal mesh manufacturers.
Recently, a Delaware jury returned a verdict of $100 million for the plaintiff in a transvaginal mesh lawsuits that she had brought against Boston Scientific.
Although the judge went on to reduce the award amount dramatically down to $10 million, the verdict still sets a positive precedent for other women who have suffered from complications after having a transvaginal mesh placement because the judge did not change the jury’s finding that Boston Scientific was liable for failing to warn the patients about the health risks with transvaginal mesh.
Other similar lawsuits that have gone to trial have been found for the plaintiffs and have returned verdicts of $1.75 million to nearly $8 million against the mesh manufacturers.
Claims in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In recent years, many women have had mesh placed in them transvaginally in order to treat various conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse or in order to help with incontinence or other side effects of hysterectomies. Despite the procedure’s popularity, there have been serious side effects associated with the products over the last couple of years.
The United States Food and Drug Administration received over 1,000 complaints about the mesh procedure from patients in just three years from 2008 to 2011. Following the complaints, the FDA issued a warning in 2011 about the transvaginal mesh placement procedure stating that the insertion could cause urinary problems, infection, other pain, and blood vessel perforation.
Now several plaintiffs have brought lawsuits against various transvaginal mesh manufacturers alleging that they suffered some of these injuries as the result of their mesh procedure.
In addition to Boston Scientific, seven other manufacturers have been named in the litigation, including C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Although the injuries and defendants may vary slightly from lawsuit to lawsuit, the lawsuits all allege that the defendants knew or should have known about the serious health risks of the mesh but failed to warn the plaintiffs.
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