The saying that history repeats itself couldn’t ring more true when considering Boston Scientific. The company first began producing transvaginal mesh devices in 1996 and has been the defendant in product liability lawsuits ever since. Over the course of eighteen years, seven different mesh products manufactured by Boston Scientific have been recalled by the FDA and the company has been swimming in a sea of litigation from 1999 until present day. The Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh is the latest of Boston Scientific’s products to come under fire due to injuries resulting from its use.
Common Complications Associated with the Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh
Not unlike other transvaginal mesh products produced by competing manufacturers, the Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh has a high probability of erosion, causing the material to damage nearby tissue and organs. The damage caused by eroded transvaginal mesh causes the following conditions and complications.
- Intense pain and discomfort
- Internal bleeding
- Infection of tissue and organs or septic shock, which occurs when an infection reaches the blood
- Development of scar tissue
- Need for revision surgery and/or the removal of the device
Revision surgeries often fail to remove the entire device and several operations may be necessary to repair the damage caused by eroded mesh as well as to remove the device itself. The need for multiple surgeries not only places an undue toll on the patient’s health but poses additional risks that exist with any surgical procedure. The financial toll placed upon patients is yet another undue burden that would not exist if not for Boston Scientific’s negligence— the company has repeatedly allowed its defective products to harm patients.
Current Litigation Involving Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Mesh
Boston Scientific is among multiple manufacturers of transvaginal mesh that is in the process of litigation. A multi-million dollar judgment against the company in California has set the tone for future cases. If history repeats itself again, Boston Scientific will begin the process to settle hundreds of cases out of court in order to cut its losses. It is important that if you have been injured by the Pinnacle Pelvic Mesh that you have any settlement offer reviewed by an experienced medical product liability attorney in order to protect your interests and ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have the knowledge and experience needed to protect your interests and fight for every penny you are entitled to. Medical treatment to correct the damage caused by transvaginal mesh products can be part of a long, painful and expensive road to recovery and it is important that you are compensated for the financial costs you accrue as well as your pain, suffering and time off of work. Contact us today to set up a free consultation so that we can answer any questions you have concerning the process of litigation, explain your rights to you and help you with your first steps forward.