Boston Scientific Corporation has bowed under the pressure of juries awarding multimillions in favor of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh cases. On April 28, 2015, Boston Scientific said it reached its first settlement agreement, resolving some of the lawsuits it faces involving its transvaginal mesh device.
In all, the medical device manufacturer expects to pay out approximately $119 million to settle 3000 cases. In addition to those cases, the company estimates that there are more than 25,000 other mesh claims in state and federal courts.
Initially, $26.7 million was awarded to 4 women in Miami; they were implanted with the company’s Pinnacle device for pelvic organ prolapse. One week later an $18.5 million verdict was reached in West Virginia, again for 4 women, harmed by the Massachusetts-based company’s Obtryx device, used for urinary incontinence.
Clearly, these plaintiff wins were not good news for Boston Scientific, and it was in the company’s best interest to establish a settlement before more cases went to trial. Now as part of the new $119 million agreement, a Dallas County, Texas case with a $35 million judgement has been bundled into the settlement.
For the settlement, the company will transfer funds into an escrow account by Oct. 1. Additionally, the company will establish a process for others harmed by transvaginal mesh to participate in the settlement.
If you or someone you love was harmed by a Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh product, you and your loved ones may have a case eligible for compensation. Discuss your case and legal options with a Carey Danis & Lowe defective medical device attorney.
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To find out more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh