Five transvaginal mesh lawsuits that were filed in the Boston Scientific multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia have been further consolidated, and will be heard in a trial scheduled for September 2014. According to a court document, the five cases were selected to be heard in one trial because they share a number of similarities.
One such congruency is that each plaintiff is a Florida resident. Additionally, each woman received an implant of the same Boston Scientific product, the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, and all of their medical procedures were performed in Florida.
Furthermore, these plaintiffs claim to have sustained related injuries, including mesh erosion, mesh contraction, organ perforation, infection, and inflammation. They fault Boston Scientific with failure to warn health care providers and patients about the risks associated with use of their Pinnacle product.
The court ruled that in such a situation where separate cases share important similarities, it would be judicious to consolidate these cases for the sake of an efficient legal process.
Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm that represents victims of defective medical devices, including products manufactured by Boston Scientific, such as their Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit. Our team of experienced defective medical device lawyers is encouraged by the news that the Boston Scientific MDL is moving forward with efficiency in mind through the consolidation of these five Florida cases.
If you have experienced mesh erosion, mesh contraction, organ perforation, infection, inflammation, or another injury sustained from a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Begin exploring your legal options with Carey Danis & Lowe today.
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