Manufacturer To Pay $119 Million To Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Gavel on MoneyIn Philadelphia, the judge hearing the cases involving vaginal mesh implants has decided that Johnson & Johnson’s request to move the cases out of Philadelphia based on the grounds that the venue would be an inconvenient place to try the upcoming cases has been denied.  The first of those cases is set to go to trial in December.  

Boston Scientific Corporation agreed to pay $119 million to settle nearly 3,000 cases of the vaginal mesh products, according to an SEC report in April of 2015. Reportedly, there are around 25,000 cases of the vaginal mesh claims and have already been filed against Boston Scientific.  

In May, Boston Scientific was ordered to pay a Delaware woman $100 million for damages associated with her transvaginal mesh surgeries.  After two surgeries, she still has some of the mesh embedded inside of her. The jury in the Delaware case found that Boston Scientific had failed to warn doctors and patients of the poorly designed inserts of their product.

On November 18th, C.R. Bard paid $3.6 million in damages to victims of their Avaulta transvaginal mesh. Originally filed in 2012, this was the first vaginal mesh case that actually went to trial, and the first one where the victims were awarded damages as opposed to a settlement.

If you have had a transvaginal mesh implanted, even if it isn’t causing you pain, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Goldwater Law Firm to see if you qualify for the vaginal mesh lawsuit. We will continue to post updates on current vaginal mesh suits as the information becomes available.

 

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