TVM Lawsuit Update: Boston Scientific Ordered by Jury to Pay $26.7 Million In Damages
The Boston Journal reports that Boston Scientific, manufacturer of transvaginal mesh devices, has been ordered by a jury to pay four women a total of $26.7 million in compensatory damages. After an eight-day trial, the jury deliberated and found Boston Scientific liable for selling faulty transvaginal mesh devices.
This was one of the first federal trials among thousands of lawsuits over these products. To date there have been two other trials involving Boston Scientific that have occurred in state court, with the first resulting in a defense verdict in favor of Boston Scientific in Massachusetts state court (Albright v. Boston Scientific Corp., Case No. 12-909, Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, County of Middlesex) and the second resulting in Boston Scientific being ordered to pay $73 million in damages to a woman seriously injured by the company’s product in Texas state court (Salazar v. Lopez, No. DC-1214349, District Court for Dallas County, 95th Judicial District of Texas).
Boston Scientific is facing thousands of other claims involving their TVM devices. Over 14,000 cases against Boston Scientific have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation (In re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2326) before The Honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Thousands of women allege that they have experienced complications from these TVM devices, including device erosion, organ perforation, intense pain, inability to have sexual intercourse, infection, and the need to undergo multiple revision surgeries.
The attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton are currently representing a multitude of women who allege to have suffered injuries as a result of TVM devices. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries associated with transvaginal mesh products, please contact the attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP toll-free at 1-800-873-5297 for your confidential and free consultation.
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