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Boston Scientific Faces Smuggling Accusations as Resin Supply Comes into Question

boston scientific to face smuggling allegationsA major class action vaginal mesh lawsuit was filed earlier this year in West Virginia against Boston Scientific, a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of medical devices based in Massachusetts. The suit alleges that the corporation knowingly used counterfeit ingredients in the production of its transvaginal mesh products, going so far as to illegally smuggle tons of counterfeit resin into the country from China when its legitimate supplier ended their ...

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Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $100 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

boston scientific loses in 100 million dollar verdict over transvaginal mesh lawsuitBoston Scientific Corp. has been ordered to pay $100 million to a Delaware woman who claims the company’s transvaginal mesh implants caused her chronic pain and left her unable to have sex. According to Bloomberg, this marks the first verdict returned following Boston Scientific’s agreement to settle 3,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

Transvaginal mesh implants are intended to treat urinary incontinence and organ prolapse in ...

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Boston Scientific Wins its First Trial Over Vaginal Mesh Injuries

The first of a series of trials regarding Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh devices has ended in the company’s favor. Bloomberg reports that a Massachusetts jury found that the plaintiff had not proven that Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh device, named Pinnacle mesh, was defectively designed. The jury also found that the plaintiff failed to demonstrate that the warnings about the inherent risks of the device were inadequate.

Over 12,000 lawsuits have been filed against Boston Scientific on ...

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$73 Million Awarded to Woman Injured by Boston Scientific Mesh Implant

After winning the first two trials over injuries allegedly caused by its Obtryx sling, Boston Scientific has been ordered to pay $73 million to a plaintiff in a Texas state court case. A Bloomberg story reports that this is the first award against this particular company because of a vaginal-mesh implant.

Boston Scientific was found liable for defectively designing its vaginal mesh sling. The plaintiff suffered from minor urine leakage when she received the Obtryx sling, ...

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Boston Scientific Corp. and Guidant Agree to $30 Million Settlement for Knowingly Selling Defective Heart Devices to Medicare Patients

defective ventak and renewal devices sold to medicare patients by Boston ScientificBoston Scientific Corp. and its subsidiary, Guidant, will pay $30 million to settle allegations that Guidant knowingly sold defective heart devices that were implanted in Medicare patients between 2002 and 2005.

In a civil action filed by the United States Department of Justice on January 27, 2011, the DOJ alleged that Guidant knowingly sold defective implantable defibrillators. These devices are surgically implanted into patients’ chests to detect ...

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