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ARTICLE ID 195540

– PRODUCT LIABILITY – FAILURE TO WARN – DEFECTIVE DESIGN – PLAINTIFF ALLEGED THAT TRANSVAGINAL PELVIC MESH DEVICE WAS DEFECTIVE – LACERATION OF URETHRA – MULTIPLE SURGICAL REPAIRS REQUIRED.

Middlesex County, MA

In this product liability matter, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant manufacturer failed to warn users of the defective and dangerous nature of its transvaginal pelvic mesh device. The plaintiff suffered a laceration across her urethra, which required multiple surgeries to repair. The defendant denied any wrongdoing, and disputed the plaintiff’s claim of causation and damages.

The female plaintiff had one of the defendant’s transvaginal pelvic mesh devices implanted into her pelvis in ________, to treat her complaints of stress urinary incontinence. The plaintiff experienced pain and discomfort following the implantation, and three years later, in ________, had the device removed. It was determined that the device had cut through the plaintiff’s urethra, and it required multiple surgical repairs. The plaintiff brought suit alleging that the defendant’s product was defective and dangerously designed, and the defendant failed to warn the plaintiff, and other users, of the dangerous nature of its product.

The defendant denied the allegations, and disputed the plaintiff’s allegations of negligence. The defendant maintained that its product – when used correctly – was safe, and did not cause the plaintiff’s injuries or damages.

The matter proceeded to trial.At the conclusion of the trial, the jury deliberated for two-and-a-half days, and returned its verdict in favor of the defendant and against the plaintiff. The jury did not award any damages.

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