A new lawsuit accuses transvaginal mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific of smuggling counterfeit pelvic mesh from China. Boston Scientific is charged with intentionally defrauding and endangering women by secretly importing defective polypropylene resin that wasn’t approved by the FDA.… Read More


by Marilyn T. McGoldrick, Esq. A  Delaware jury awarded $100 million dollars to a woman who suffered vaginal scarring and constant pain after receiving transvaginal mesh implants made by Boston Scientific. The Delaware state court jury awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages to Deborah Barba, age 51. Mrs. Barba was… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Dec 1, 2014 12:32:05 PM   A jury in West Virginia has awarded $18.5 million to four women who suffered painful complications after receiving Boston Scientific’s Obtryx vaginal mesh slings. The verdict included an award of $4 million in punitive damages, $1 million to each plaintiff to punish for Boston Scientific’s… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Nov 17, 2014 12:37:28 PM   Four women were awarded $26.7 million in compensatory damages in the first federal bellwether trial over Boston Scientific Corp.’s Pinnacle transvaginal mesh implants. The jury ruled that the mesh implants were defectively designed, and that Boston Scientific Corp. had failed to warn doctors and… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Sep 12, 2014 4:18:00 PM Taking only one day to deliberate after hearing evidence, a Dallas jury has awarded a 42-year old woman more than $70 million ($23.5 million in compensatory and $50 million in punitive) in damages related to her defective Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh implant. After hearing about… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Aug 22, 2014 12:39:34 PM Boston Scientific won a defense verdict in the first transvaginal mesh (TVM) case to go to trial in Middlesex Superior Court. The jury ruled that plaintiff Diane Albright had not proved that her Pinnacle vaginal mesh device was defectively designed, or that it lacked adequate… Read More


More medical evidence of the long-term consequences of the use of transvaginal mesh was presented during the American Urological Association’s annual meeting this month. While several studies showed that the majority of women who undergo surgery to alleviate pain from transvaginal mesh implants are pain free after excision surgery, there is still a significant percentage of women whose pain continues after surgical removal of the mesh.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Jun 19, 2013 8:13:00 AM Last week the West Virginia court overseeing the vaginal mesh litigation involving Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit issued a pair of new pre-trial orders. The first rescheduled the presentation of possible bellwether cases to the court by one week, to July 25, 2013. The court… Read More