Taking only one day to deliberate after hearing evidence, a Dallas jury has awarded a 42-year old woman more than $70 million ($23.5 million in compensatory and $50 million in punitive) in damages related to her defective Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh implant. After hearing about the plaintiff’s nerve damage, infections, and years of persistent pain, the jury also reviewed Boston Scientific e-mails instructing sales representatives to “ignore” company sponsored studies that questioned the safety of the company’s mesh implant.
The Texas case is the third to go to a jury verdict over Boston Scientific’s Obtryx sling, and the first win for a plaintiff. This result presented different facts and law from the most recent Boston Scientific win in court. See our previous blog post on this topic here. Lawyers for Boston Scientific have said that they will appeal.
Thornton Law Firm’s Drug and Medical Device lawyers represent women in transvaginal mesh claims against Boston Scientific Corp., as well as Caldera, C.R. Bard, Inc., Ethicon (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) and Sofradim/Covidien. If you have a transvaginal mesh implant and have suffered complications including pain, mesh erosion, mesh contraction, additional surgeries, urinary problems, severe pelvic pain, infection, bleeding, vaginal tightening or shortening, painful sexual intercourse, inability to engage in sexual intercourse, or organ perforation, and would like a free, confidential evaluation of your legal claim, please tell us your story here or call us at our toll free number 888-341-1405.