Boston Scientific Risked Mesh Patient Safety, Jury Told - (Bloomberg via NewsPoints Desk)

  • In the first federal trial over Boston Scientific's Pinnacle vaginal-mesh implant, the plaintiffs' lawyer Shelley Hutson said that the company rushed the implants to the market, sacrificing the safety of women who used the devices, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
  • Hutson, a lawyer for four women suing over the implants, told a Miami federal jury that Boston Scientific ignored internal calls for more testing of the devices and hurried the implant along to counter competitors’ products.
  • The device maker faces more than 23 000 suits over its vaginal implants in US state and federal courts, along with Canada and the UK, according to SEC filings.
  • In 2011, Boston Scientific recalled the Pinnacle device in the US.
  • US District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia, who’s overseeing all the vaginal-mesh suits filed in federal courts against Boston Scientific, is presiding over the Miami trial, with closing arguments expected on November 17.

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