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Boston Scientific to Pay $26.7M in Miami Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

tvmBoston Scientific, the company behind such products as Pinnacle transvaginal mesh, must pay $26.7 million in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit in Miami. After a deliberation period lasting only a few hours, jurors decided that Boston Scientific was neglectful in developing the Pinnacle, and in educating healthcare providers and patients on health risks.

The Miami case involved four plaintiffs, whose lawsuits had been transferred to Florida from the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia. The four women each received implants of the Boston Scientific Pinnacle device to treat either pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

As a result of the Pinnacle implant, they suffered life-changing, debilitating health issues, among them bleeding and infection.

Carey Danis & Lowe represent women who have also suffered transvaginal mesh injuries. As a result, our defective medical device lawyers are intimately familiar with the pain and suffering caused by these products.

Safety Studies Never Conducted

According to an article published by Reuters, Boston Scientific did not complete safety studies on the Pinnacle, most likely in an effort to acquire market share, and beat out its competitors. It is possible that the company deemed safety studies irrelevant in light of the type of mesh used to make the Pinnacle.

During the Miami trial, it was revealed that Boston Scientific used mesh manufactured by another company that explicitly warned against using the mesh for medical purposes.

 

Still, the Boston Scientific legal team contended that the mesh used in the Pinnacle had been used by doctors for years, and was carefully manufactured by engineers. Nevertheless, the product’s manufacturer did not design the mesh to be used internally, so that should have been reason enough to look elsewhere for a medical grade material.

 

 

Our View

 

The Miami case being decided in favor of the plaintiffs is a clear indication that Boston Scientific acted thoughtlessly in manufacturing and distributing the Pinnacle. Carey Danis & Lowe is pleased that the plaintiffs got their day in court to share their story, and to hold accountable a company with negligent business practices.

 

 

Providing Legal Assistance to Transvaginal Mesh Users

Carey Danis & Lowe currently represents women across the U.S. who have been injured by transvaginal mesh, including the Boston Scientific Pinnacle. If you believe that your injuries and losses are related to your transvaginal mesh implant, we urge you to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility.

 

During a free, no-obligation case evaluation, our defective medical device lawyers will offer you our professional advice on how to move forward with your case.

 

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.

Transvaginal Mesh Trial Set for Early November

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitIn early November, Boston Scientific will be the defendant in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit that will be heard in a federal court in Florida. The lawsuit involves 4 individual claims filed by women who are both Florida residents and received an implant of the Boston Scientific Pinnacle transvaginal mesh.

The 4 individual claims were consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia before being returned to their state of origin for trial.

On October 23, 2014, both parties met for a final pretrial conference.

According to a court document filed in a federal court in West Virginia by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, the trial for these 4 claims will begin on November 3, 2014.

The 4 transvaginal mesh lawsuits to be heard in Florida are:

  • Eghnayem v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-07965 (lead case)
  • Dortes v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-10077 (member case)
  • Nunez, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:13-cv-24346 (member case)
  • Betancourt v. Boston Scientific Corporation, 2:14-cv-08802 (member case)

Stay tuned to the Carey Danis & Lowe law blog for updates on the consolidated trial.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Transvaginal Mesh Users

Based in St. Louis, and representing clients across the country, Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm that represents women who have used transvaginal mesh products, including the Boston Scientific Pinnacle.

Our law firm has worked hard to win our reputation for successfully and consistently recovering losses for our clients, and we continue to work just as hard to keep that reputation.

We are available to listen to your transvaginal mesh story today. You can reach Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.

 

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: MA Bellwether Trial Begins

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

boston_scientifi_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitA state court in Massachusetts is currently hearing the case of Maria Cardenas. The plaintiff in this transvaginal mesh lawsuit, Cardenas received an implant of Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh that she claims caused her serious injuries due to defective design.

This lawsuit is the second bellwether trial involving Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh. The first bellwether trial was completed in July with a ruling in Boston Scientific’s favor, and involved a plaintiff who had received an implant of Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle product.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help You

Although Boston Scientific was not found accountable in the first bellwether trial, each case is unique, which means that the outcome of the Cardenas case has the potential to result in a verdict favoring the plaintiff.

As a national law firm based in St. Louis, Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective medical device litigation. Our lawyers understand the pain and suffering endured by individuals who have used a defective medical device. In such situations, our lawyers step in to help victims of poorly designed consumer products.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that it is of the utmost importance to hold accountable medical device manufacturers who overlook consumer safety.

If you or someone you love has suffered a transvaginal mesh injury, Carey Danis & Lowe is here to help. We are currently investigating transvaginal mesh cases, and are available to review your case during a free initial evaluation.

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

Jury Finds Boston Scientific Not Liable for Injuries

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

boston_scientifi_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitIn the first of over 12,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeting Boston Scientific, the jury found the medical device manufacturer not liable for the charges brought by the plaintiff. The lawsuit was being heard in a state court in Massachusetts, and involved the plaintiff Diane Albright.

Albright filed her vaginal mesh lawsuit claiming that she sustained serious injuries from a poorly designed Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh product. She received an implant of the Boston Scientific Pinnacle mesh, according to Bloomberg.

Even though the Massachusetts jury decided in favor of Boston Scientific in this particular case, such a ruling should not be taken as indicative. Each transvaginal mesh lawsuit has its own unique complexities. And in Albright’s case, one or more complexities may have influenced the jury’s decision. If an individual has sustained injuries from a defective product, it is of the utmost importance to hold the manufacturer of the defective product accountable for endangering lives.

Carey Danis & Lowe Assists Vaginal Mesh Victims

Though our team of defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe find the outcome of the Massachusetts case unfortunate, we continue to work tirelessly alongside our clients. Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm headquartered in St. Louis that represents vaginal mesh victims across the entire country. We are currently accepting transvaginal mesh cases, and offer free initial case evaluations.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a transvaginal mesh device, such as the Boston Scientific Pinnacle, we encourage you to begin weighing your legal options with one of our experienced attorneys.

Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury form.