This Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Is The Second In A Week Where A Jury Has Found Boston Scientific’s Bladder Mesh Implant To Be Defective
In what is the second vaginal mesh lawsuit verdict in a week, a jury has found in favor of four women and has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $1.8 Million in damages reports Wright & Schulte LLC. According to Reuters, the Virginia Federal Court jury handing down this vaginal mesh lawsuit Verdict found the companies bladder mesh implant defective and that Boston Scientific acted “In Gross Negligence” after they failed to warn physicians and their patients about the risks associated with their bladder mesh device. (In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326)
Reuters has also reported that after a 10 day trial the jurors hearning the vaginal mesh lawsuits in a Virginia federal courtroom ordered Boston Scientific to pay the four women damages ranging from $3.25 Million to $4.25 Million. The women have suffered ongoing pain due to injuries they received after receiving the vaginal mesh implant.
The product injury attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC note that this vaginal mesh lawsuit verdict is the third strike against Boston Scientific and their bladder mesh implants. Just last week a Miami jury, in the first federal vaginal mesh lawsuit trial, also found Boston Scientific’s bladder mesh to be defected and awarded four women $26.7 million. According to Bloomberg, the jury also found the Massachusetts based company to be negligent after failing to warn doctors and their patients that their Pinnacle pelvic-organ implants were defectively designed. (14-cv-24061, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida)
[bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-14/boston-scientific-told-to-pay-26-7-million-in-mesh-case.html, November 14, 2014]
In another loss, court documents indicate, that a Texas state court jury hearing another vaginal mesh lawsuit awarded $73 million to a woman who suffered permanent injuries from the Obtryx bladder mesh sling. (Case No. DC-1214349, District Court for Dallas County, 95th Judicial District of Texas (Dallas))
Court documents further show that Boston Scientific is one of seven bladder mesh manufacturers involved in over 61,000 vaginal lawsuits pending in the West Virginia federal court that were filed on behalf of women who believe they experienced pelvic pain, bleeding, shrinkage, vaginal scarring and other problems as a result of having a vaginal mesh implant. In addition to Boston Scientific, the other companies involved in litigation include:
• In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325)
• In Re: C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187)
• In Re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2387)
• In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2440)
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