Texas Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial Ends, as Jury Orders Boston Scientific to Pay $73.5 Million to Victim of Obtryx Sling, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is representing hundreds of women who allegedly suffered serious transvaginal mesh complications due to products manufactured by Boston Scientific Corp. and other companies.

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Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who are alleged to have suffered similar vaginal mesh complications following implantation of devices marketed by Boston Scientific and others. We are pleased with the outcome of this case.

A jury in Dallas, Texas, has awarded $73.5 million to a vaginal mesh (http://www.injurybeacon.com/transvaginal-mesh/) plaintiff who was seriously injured by Boston Scientific Corp.’s Obtryx Sling, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court document, the jury returned its verdict the same day deliberations began, finding that the Obtryx device was defectively designed, and that Boston Scientific failed to provide adequate warnings to doctors and patients about its potential risks. The medical device maker was ordered to pay $23.5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. (Salazar v. Lopez, No. DC-1214349, District Court for Dallas County, 95th Judicial District of Texas (Dallas)).

The Boston Scientific lawsuit had been filed on behalf of a 42-year-old woman who suffered nerve damage, infections and persistent pain after being implanted with the Obtryx product in 2011 to treat stress urinary incontinence. According to a report from Bloomberg News, her attorneys presented jurors with a 2000 email from one Boston Scientific executive who advised sales representatives to ignore a company-funded study that raised questions about the safety of the Obtryx implant.*

“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who are alleged to have suffered similar vaginal mesh complications following implantation of devices marketed by Boston Scientific and others. We are pleased with the outcome of this case,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal reviews to women who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious transvaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to products marketed by a number of manufacturers.

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents, Boston Scientific is named a defendant in more than 12,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits currently pending in U.S. courts. The majority of these claims have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326)

Court records indicate that more than 60,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in several litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his involvement with the Boston Scientific Steering Committee, Mr. Grand is a also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for a number of these litigations, including those involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL 2326) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).

Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey's Atlantic Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial, which ended in March with an $11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

Women who were allegedly harmed by pelvic mesh devices manufactured by Boston Scientific or another company may be entitled to compensation. To find out more about filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the firm's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.

*bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-09/boston-scientific-ordered-to-pay-73-million-over-implant.html, September 9, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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