The litigation against manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices continues to increase nationwide. A pelvic mesh implant is a synthetic material implanted and tied to ligaments or bone to lift and support internal organs. The implants were introduced over a decade ago, and can serve as an alternative to a hysterectomy. Thousands of women, who were allegedly uninformed about the dangers involved with the mesh implants, have since complained of injuries, including severe pain, infections and bleeding that often require follow-up surgeries.
A Delaware jury ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman that was injured by a pelvic mesh device. The trial took two weeks to finish. It took the jury only seven hours to conclude that Boston Scientific had negligently designed the devices and also failed to warn patients and doctors about potential risks. Many of the more than 70,000 pelvic mesh cases remain pending in federal court before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin. Judge Goodwin continues to push the manufacturers to consider settling their cases.
If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a pelvic mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer of the device.