According to a Bloomberg news report, a Delaware woman who alleged constant pain and sexual complications from a Boston Scientific mesh implant in a lawsuit against the device maker has been awarded $100 million in damages. The case represents one of thousands that have been filed against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh, or TVM, for complications caused by the products.
If you or a loved one suffered complications after being fitted with transvaginal mesh, you may be entitled for compensation. Attorney Group offers free, confidential, no-obligation consultations. If you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is often used to treat female incontinence. It is also commonly placed after a hysterectomy or related procedure to keep pelvic organs firmly in place and reinforce the growth of pelvic tissue.
Woman Alleges Numerous Medical Complications
According to a Bloomberg Business report, the Delaware plaintiff claimed that the Boston Scientific mesh implant eroded inside her body, causing numerous medical complications. The jury in the case found that the device maker engaged in fraudulent behavior by knowingly distributing the product without informing medical professionals about existing flaws in its design. Boston Scientific must now pay $25 million in compensatory damages and an additional $75 million in punitive damages in the largest verdict to date filed against the device maker in relation to its vaginal-mesh inserts.
While the $100 million verdict is the largest thus far against Boston Scientific, it isn’t the first. The device maker paid $119 million in April 2015 to settle roughly 3,000 lawsuits with various claims about organ damage and related sexual complications.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Patients who have suffered medical complications after being fitted with a transvaginal mesh implant may be entitled to damages resulting from their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages or ability to work, and pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
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If you or a loved one was fitted with a transvaginal mesh implant and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group today for more information about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated mesh implant lawsuit attorney who can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. State laws limit the time you have to file a lawsuit, so contact us today.