A woman who suffered serious injuries from a transvaginal mesh implant received a $100 million award in a jury verdict. The trial occurred in a state court in Delaware in May 2015.
The woman in the case, Deborah Barba, filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Boston Scientific after sustaining injuries from the company’s Pinnacle and Advantage Fit vaginal mesh products.
Barba claimed to have suffered from mesh erosion, according to a Bloomberg article on the trial.
The plaintiff also experienced chronic pain, and was unable to have sexual intercourse.
According to an article from The Guardian, Barba underwent 2 surgical procedures to remove her mesh implant. Both procedures were unsuccessful in complete removal.
In addition to her claims of physical injury, the plaintiff claimed that Boston Scientific’s transvaginal mesh was defective, and that the company concealed the design defects from patients and health care providers.
The Delaware jury agreed with the plaintiff on these allegations.
The jury awarded Barba $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages.
The award handed to the plaintiff by the jury is the largest to date in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit involving Boston Scientific.
A Boston Scientific spokesperson told Bloomberg that the company plans to appeal the verdict.
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References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized