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Boston Scientific Mesh Damages Cut from $100 Million to $10 Million

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsA judge in the ongoing mesh litigation against Boston Scientific significantly reduced the amount awarded to a victim in a May jury trial.

New Castle County, Delaware Judge Mary Johnston said the compensations awarded to Deborah Barba ($100 million) – the biggest ever in a trial involving transvaginal mesh – were “grossly disproportionate to the injuries.” Other transvaginal mesh trials have awarded between 1.75 million to 7.76 million in damages.

While the lawyers see this compensation reduction as a disappointment, they’re encouraged that the judge didn’t question the jury’s finding on Boston Scientific’s liability. Judge Johnston denied Boston Scientific’s attempt to set aside the verdict completely and order a new trial.

The mesh devices caused Deborah Barba severe complications, including bladder infections and pelvic pain. The jury found that the device manufacturer had been negligent in designing the transvaginal mesh and didn’t warn doctors and patients about the risks.

Boston Scientific, along with other mesh makers have faced about 100,000 lawsuits at the state and federal level for transvaginal mesh complications.

Carey Danis and Lowe can help victims of transvaginal mesh complications.

If you or women you know have been harmed by mesh devices, call our medical product liability lawyers for a free consultation at 800-721-2519. Alternatively, send us an email.

Our team of medical professionals will answer your questions with compassion and confidentiality. Our attorneys can help you get the justice you deserve.

$100 Million Awarded to Plaintiff in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

boston_scientifi_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitA 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.

Carey Danis & Lowe can help you.

Our law firm currently represents women who have suffered emotionally and physically from defective transvaginal mesh. We continue to investigate cases, and are available to discuss your case during a free case evaluation.

You can reach Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.