Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading nationwide defective medical device law firm and Ohio personal injury law firm, reports that Boston Scientific Inc. recently disclosed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing that the California Attorney General, along with other states’ attorneys general, have opened a probe of the company’s vaginal mesh products. According to the SEC filing, Boston Scientific is named in some 2,500 vaginal mesh lawsuits, also known as a transvaginal mesh lawsuit or bladder sling lawsuit, most of which are pending in the Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia.
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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing the safety of transvaginal mesh products used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). According to a posting on the FDA’s website, the agency’s Obstetrics-Gynecology Devices Panel recommended that the FDA reclassify transvaginal mesh used in POP repair from Class II to Class III. The recommendation followed an agency warning that it had received a total of 2,864 reports of complications between 2008 and 2010. The FDA notice also warned that transvaginal mesh has no clear advantage over non-mesh methods for treating POP, and may even pose additional risks.
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In addition to the Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh lawsuits, several other vaginal mesh litigations are pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, including the C. R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187); Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327), American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325); and In Re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation.
Wright & Schulte LLC is actively filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the federal litigation, and continues to offer free legal evaluations to victims of vaginal mesh injuries. If you or someone you love suffered serious, life-altering complication following implantation of transvaginal mesh, please visit yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
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