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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Could Take Time

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Santa Clara, CADespite recent settlements, plaintiffs who have filed Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which have been consolidated as a mass torte, have been told not to expect a global resolution in the near future.

The medical device maker has established qualified settlement funds with five law firms across the country to cover allegations that its pelvic mesh devices were faulty. The most recent of which was established last month in the multidistrict litigation (MDL), captioned In re Boston Scientific Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation.

According to attorneys involved in the litigation, the agreements indicate that the litigation will probably be resolved on a piecemeal basis, or a case by case basis, rather than through a global settlement.

One of the bellweather trials against Boston Scientific, in November 2014, involved four plaintiffs alleging faulty mesh caused bleeding and infections. The trial concluded with a Miami jury ordering the a $26.7 million verdict against pelvic mesh-maker. Prior to that trial, a jury awarded $73 million against Boston Scientific, which was later reduced to $34.6 million.

Other transvaginal mesh makers, such as American Medical Systems and Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon, which makes Gynecare transvaginal mesh, have faced multi-million dollar verdicts. J&J’s Ethicon received a $12.5 million award against it.

According to court papers in the Boston Scientific MDL, the court began establishing settlement funds following these awards. In April 2015, Boston Scientific agreed to pay $119 million to settle nearly 3,000 cases. However, there is no indication as to whether recent settlements will fall under that settlement.

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Yes I have read and read cases after cases each day to me is unbearable, I will not settle no less then what I have read , I'm now a widow and loosing my 37 yr old daughter. The mental and physical stress, you don't know who to turn to . I called a Dr' today gynecologist the one who said unless they clear me up he can't do his procedure, he had 2 to 3 to do .I can't wait month's after months. I have Johnson Law Group please help me get this settle OR I'm going get a local lawyer. No antibiotic touches me nerves and everything else has took its toll . I can describe all my pain cramps burning itching etc. odor from something. It needs to be taken care of soon not months and months .

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