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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: New Pretrial Order Filed in Transvaginal Mesh MDLs in West Virginia Federal Court

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsThe six transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation cases continue to progress, with a new pretrial order being filed by the court clerk. In the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit news pertaining to these six MDLs, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin canceled two upcoming status conferences scheduled for August 1 and September 26. The next status conference in the six transvaginal mesh MDLs will be held on November 7.

In the place of a status conference on August 1, Judge Goodwin will preside over the Cook Medical MDL’s initial conference. The Cook Medical MDL was recently established in the West Virginia federal court in June 2013. Currently, there are 42 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been consolidated into the Cook Medical MDL.

In pretrial order number 83 filed in Ethicon MDL 2327, Judge Goodwin outlined a schedule for upcoming joint status conferences in the six transvaginal mesh MDLs. The status conference schedule currently covers dates through September 2014.

The Cook Medical MDL is In re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL 2440. The Ethicon MDL is In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDL 2327. Both MDLs are being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.

Carey Danis & Lowe transvaginal mesh lawyers are encouraged to see significant progress being made in the six transvaginal mesh MDLs. Carey Danis & Lowe is currently accepting transvaginal mesh cases, and urges any individuals who believe that they were injured by a transvaginal mesh product to contact our law firm.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free legal evaluation and for assistance with filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Call 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim form.

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh Documents

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsPlaintiffs 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
  • infection
  • painful intercourse
  • bleeding
  • 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.