In late October 2015, a federal judge denied a request made by Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of vaginal mesh devices. The company sought to move 62 transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which were filed as a single multi-plaintiff suit, into a multidistrict litigation (MDL).
An MDL concerning transvaginal mesh injuries and Boston Scientific mesh products exists in a West Virginia federal court. The MDL is In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2326, managed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston.
The federal judge who denied Boston Scientific’s request stated that the company waited too long to move the lawsuits from state to federal court. In California, U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell said that Boston Scientific should’ve issued their request within a year of the lawsuit’s original file date.
Since they waited too long, a state court judge has since separated the individual mesh lawsuits, and sent them back to courts in their state of origin.
This is an unfortunate turn of events for these plaintiffs. Consolidation into the MDL would bring them all one step closer to putting this difficult chapter in their lives behind them.
We are here to help you. If you or a loved one suffered from a transvaginal mesh injury, we encourage you to explore your legal options.
Carey Danis & Lowe offers free case evaluations, during which we can discuss your compensation eligibility, and whether filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit is right for you.
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References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh