There have been over 100,00 lawsuits filed nationwide against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices and nearly half of those lawsuits, more than 48,000, involve the Boston Scientific manufactured mesh. Boston Scientific, a Marlborough based company, is widely recognized as one of the leading gynecological mesh implant device manufacturers in the country.
The use of transvaginal mesh implant devices has been seen as common practice by doctors in order to treat women, mostly after childbirth, for incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Unfortunately, the negative side effects that accompany the initial mesh procedures as well the subsequent removal procedures of mesh implants can be even more devastating.
At the center of the claims against Boston Scientific, are that the company knowingly used improper and unstable materials, most notably polypropylene, in production of their implant products. According to a recent report, Boston Scientific was made aware by their original polypropylene supplier that Marlex polypropylene must not be used in any “permanent implantation in the human body.” Even after obtaining this information, Boston Scientific wished to continue use of that polypropylene in their devices.