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Speculation Circulating on Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

boston_scientifi_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitLegal experts, among them defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe, have been closely following the Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh lawsuits, and have remarked on how the company’s two recent losses in Florida and West Virginia must be placing an increased amount of pressure to propose a transvaginal mesh lawsuit settlement.

The Florida case resulted in a $26.7 million verdict, and the West Virginia jury awarded the plaintiffs an $18.5 million package.

These multimillion dollar verdicts are indicative of how much is due to each plaintiff for injuries related to use of Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh products. The Florida case involved the Pinnacle product, which is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The lawsuit involved four plaintiffs. The West Virginia case involved another Boston Scientific product, the Obtryx, used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The West Virginia lawsuit involved four plaintiffs as well.

According to Reuters, each of the four plaintiffs in the Florida case received anywhere from $6.5 – 6.7 million, and in the West Virginia case, the four plaintiffs received anywhere between $3.25 – 4.25 million.

Though it cannot be said for certain that each transvaginal mesh case will see compensation similar to what transpired in Florida and West Virginia, the compensatory trend established thus far is in the favor of plaintiffs. It is a positive outcome to have juries fairly compensate these plaintiffs who have suffered tremendously from defective transvaginal mesh.

Furthermore, these two cases have legal analysts speculating that Boston Scientific may be feeling the pressure to propose a settlement, especially if juries continue to dole out multimillion dollar verdicts.

Representing Transvaginal Mesh Victims

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm that represents transvaginal mesh victims. Our personal injury and defective medical device lawyers have a deep understanding of the pain caused by these types of products, and as such, are dedicated to recovering losses for our clients.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, including the Boston Scientific Obtryx and Pinnacle, it is important to begin exploring legal options and compensation eligibility soon. Carey Danis & Lowe can offer you our professional advice on how to move forward with your case during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Boston Scientific Loses Second Federal Case

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

gavel_transvaginalmeshlawsuitIn the second federal transvaginal mesh lawsuit to go to trial, Boston Scientific was dealt another verdict requiring them to compensate plaintiffs. After deliberating for over six hours, the jury in this second case decided that Boston Scientific failed to properly warn healthcare providers and patients about the risks associated with their transvaginal mesh product, the Obtryx.

Furthermore, the jury also agreed that Boston Scientific is responsible for plaintiffs’ injuries from Obtryx implants.

The jury voted to award the four plaintiffs in the case $18.5 million.

The plaintiffs in this West Virginia case claimed that they suffered transvaginal mesh erosion, which can cause organ damage, bleeding, infection, and severe pain.

Some women who have received transvaginal mesh implants must undergo numerous surgical operations to remove the mesh. In some cases, all of the mesh cannot be removed, which results in a lifetime of discomfort and pain from a poorly-designed, defective medical product.

Fortunately, for the plaintiffs in this case, they have recovered losses for injuries caused by defective transvaginal mesh.

We Can Help You

As Carey Danis & Lowe represents women across the U.S. who have suffered tremendously from transvaginal mesh, our lawyers understand the pain caused by these products. We are dedicated to providing expert legal assistance to anyone who has been injured by mesh, including the Boston Scientific Obtryx.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. You can reach our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Reduced

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

gavel_multidistrict_litigation_settlements_trial_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitsA woman who won a $73 million compensatory package in her transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Boston Scientific will see her compensation reduced. As the lawsuit was heard in Texas, a state with rules that limit punitive damage payments, Boston Scientific will now owe the plaintiff less than half the amount awarded to her by the jury.

According to an article published by Bloomberg, Judge Ken Molberg ruled to reduce the plaintiff’s compensation to $34 million.

The plaintiff in the transvaginal mesh lawsuit is Martha Salazar. She received an implant of the Boston Scientific Obtryx bladder sling. After experiencing serious, relentless pain associated with the Obtryx bladder sling, Salazar underwent four surgical operations to have the device removed.

Though it is unfortunate news to hear of a reduction in a compensatory package that was much deserved on Salazar’s part, the ruling to reduce the amount awarded to a plaintiff is a unique situation having more to do with the state in which the transvaginal mesh lawsuit was heard rather than a question of the plaintiff’s deserving a certain compensatory package.

It is clear from the jury’s verdict that the Obtryx bladder sling had an enormous impact on Salazar’s quality of life, but even so, the state law must be applied to her case, thus lessening her award.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Transvaginal Mesh Victims

A St. Louis law firm specializing in personal injury cases and defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe is currently representing transvaginal mesh victims in lawsuits.

Our personal injury lawyers are currently accepting transvaginal mesh cases, and are available to offer legal advice during a free, no-obligation consultation.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call us at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.