Boston Scientific to pay nearly $190M in multistate settlement

Boston Scientific has agreed to a multistate settlement worth nearly $190 million, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office announced Tuesday.

Minnesota will receive over $3.3 million as part of the settlement, which comes after allegations that Boston Scientific Corporation deceptively marketed its transvaginal surgical mesh devices, which harmed consumers. The company also agreed to significant marketing, training and clinical trial reforms.

A total of 47 states and the District of Columbia were involved in the settlement.

"All Minnesotans should be able to trust that the medical procedures they undergo are safe and reliable," Ellison said. "That is essential to affording your life and living with dignity, safety, and respect. Boston Scientific falsely touted the safety of its surgical mesh products despite the severe risks these products presented. By reforming Boston Scientific’s practices and holding the company accountable for its misconduct, this settlement is a win for all Minnesotans."

Consumers impacted by transvaginal surgical mesh or those with questions can contact the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office at 651-296-3353 or 800-657-3787.