States launch investigation into sales of Boston Scientific surgical mesh

Company is named in more than 2,500 product liability lawsuits

As product liability lawsuits mount, several states are launching investigations into the sales of Boston Scientific Inc.’s transvaginal mesh products.

Earlier this year, we reported that hundreds of plaintiffs had filed lawsuits against Boston Scientific—as well as Johnson & Johnson and American Medical Systems Inc.—for pain, infection and other complications that their transvaginal mesh products cause. Surgeons have used such products for decades, primarily to treat hernias, but recently they have been using the mesh to treat pelvic muscle weakness associated with childbirth.

Ashley Post

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