BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilman law is continuing to prosecute transvaginal mesh cases for women who have suffered debilitating transvaginal mesh complications following surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
On May 28, 2015, a state court jury found that Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle and Advantage Fit inserts, built to buttress sagging organs and treat incontinence in women, were defectively designed and that Boston Scientific engaged in fraudulent concealment by failing to alert doctors and patients to the devices’ faulty design. The jury awarded $100 million to a 51-year-old woman whose mesh eroded after it was implanted leaving her with a scarred vagina and additional medical problems.
Boston Scientific, a Marlborough, Massachusetts-based company, agreed last month to settle a small amount of claims for $119 million, based upon systemic damages for claims where inserts damaged women’s organs and made sexual intercourse painful.
According to Gilman Law LLP, a leading pharmaceutical law and defective medical device plaintiffs’ law firm that is currently representing women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, serious settlement talks are now underway to resolve this massive litigation.
On June 2, 2015, the Court will convene a joint status conference, as well as individual meetings with six of the seven defendants – American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Coloplast, Cook Medical and Ethicon – with the goal of moving closer to resolution.
Women who have received these devices may be at risk for a number of very serious and painful complications, including:
- Mesh erosion through the vaginal tissue, possibly causing the skin to split
- Mesh extrusion and exposure.
- Perforation or puncture of bladder, intestines, bowels, and/or vaginal wall
- Protrusion or lump in the vaginal opening
- Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse
- Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal bleeding, pain and discomfort, chronic drainage, discharge, infections, scarring and/or shrinkage
- Painful sexual intercourse
Gilman Law LLP is providing complimentary lawsuit consultations to women who suffered severe complications, including tremendous pain and suffering, following implantation of transvaginal mesh. For more information, please contact Gilman Law LLP today by visiting our website, www.gilmanlawllp.com, to fill out a free, no obligation case evaluation form, or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.
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