$100 million recompense to a woman in an embedded transvaginal mesh suit

A medical device manufacturer was ordered by a Delaware jury to recompense $100 million to a woman who had  pieces of transvaginal mesh embedded inside her, despite undergoing two surgeries already.

As reported in the News Journal of Wilmington, the 51-year-old woman from Newark was awarded Thursday damages, after a two-week legal proceeding in Superior Court in Wilmington contra Boston Scientific.

The woman had a transvaginal mesh inserts, a product with a net-like design used for treatment of  sagging pelvic organs and urinary incontinence in women, inserted in May 2009.  Subsequently, she has suffered complications, which includes urinary tract infections (UTI)  and pain during sex intercourse,  says court documents.

The jury discovered that Boston Scientific had failed to warn both the doctors and patients alike, of the risk of a poorly designed insertion.

Kelly Leadem, a Boston Scientific spokeswoman says the company is committed to substantial resources to guarantee products are safe.

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Source: http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/woman-wins-million-in-transvaginal-mesh-case/article_facbe2ac-941a-5908-a5dd-1b18020f86a1.html



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