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Transvaginal Mesh Update: Boston Scientific Investigation

Boston Scientific, a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices, stated that it is facing more than 2,500 product liability lawsuits over transvaginal surgical mesh implants. The liability lawsuits are due to “defective design and manufacturing, a failure to warn, breach of warranty, fraud, loss of consortium and violations of state consumer protection laws.”

Boston Scientific was contacted by Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General, warning them that multiple attorneys general offices plan to initiate a civil investigation on the sale of synthetic transvaginal mesh. The company released this information in its quarterly regulatory filins with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Nov. 6. The company, based in Massachusetts, will face these lawsuits in the coming months in various state and district courts.

There is an estimated 29% adverse events rate with synthetic mesh operations. Lawsuits against six various vaginal mesh manufacturers have reached 10,000 cases and are growing. According to court records in Georgia, West Virginia and New Jersey, and that number is expected to double. The pain that women endure caused by mesh erosion, organ perforation, mesh and vaginal shrinkage and other “adverse events” should be ended.


The best way to speak out against this injustice is by filing your claim and making your voice heard. At Borchardt Law Firm, LLP, we believe that physical, mental and emotional pain caused by mesh complications should be a thing of the past. Please contact us today if your or a loved one’s life has been effected by a faulty mesh procedure. Learn your rights and file your claim.

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