The latest news that mesh maker Boston Scientific (BSC) used substandard polypropylene resin smuggled in from China to make its pelvic mesh, comes all the way from Scotland.
In her piece for The Daily Record & Mail, award winning journalist Marion Scott recently reported, “The firm (BSC), who supplied Scottish hospitals with Obtryx, Pinnacle and Advantage implants, have confirmed that all mesh products they have made in the past three years contain the Chinese resin.”
While Boston Scientific stands by its mesh, this is the first confirmation the company that it made pelvic mesh implants with Chinese-sourced resin.
Meanwhile publicly Boston Scientific clings to its many mottos – “Nothing is more important than women’s health,” and “Excellence is inherent in everything we do.”
The counterfeit resin claims emerged in January 2016 when Texas based lawyers, Steve and Amber Mostyn filed Teresa Stevens v. Boston Scientific Case no. 2:16-cv-00265 on behalf of a 46-year-old West Virginia women who was implanted with a Boston Scientific pelvic mesh allegedly made of the counterfeit resin.
The lawsuit accuses Boston Scientific, EMAI, Proxy, and Luxilon of engaging in an international conspiracy to sell defective vaginal surgical mesh, made of counterfeit resin Boston Scientific smuggled from China.