Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Plaintiffs Awarded $26.7 Million in Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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

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Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who allegedly suffered similar complications due to pelvic mesh products manufactured by Boston Scientific and others. We are extremely pleased with this verdict.

A Florida jury hearing one of the first federal trials to involve transvaginal mesh lawsuits ( filed against Boston Scientific Corp. has ordered the company to pay a total of $26.7 million to four women who suffered complications related to the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. In a verdict rendered yesterday in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, the jury awarded each of the Plaintiffs between $6.5 million and $6.7 million in compensatory damages. Boston Scientific was not ordered to pay any punitive damages. (Enhnayem, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:13-7965)

Court records indicate that the jury delivered its verdict following eight days of testimony and just a few hours of deliberations. All of the Plaintiffs said they suffered pain, infections, bleeding and other vaginal mesh complications following implantation of the Pinnacle mesh device to treat pelvic organ prolapse. During the trial, Boston Scientific was accused of rushing the Pinnacle product to market, and of failing to conduct adequate studies of its safety and effectiveness.

“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who allegedly suffered similar complications due to pelvic mesh products manufactured by Boston Scientific and others. We are extremely pleased with this verdict,” 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 were allegedly harmed by pelvic mesh products used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents, Boston Scientific is currently facing more than 14,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed a multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. All of the claims pending in this proceeding were filed on behalf of women who allegedly suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, organ damage and other serious vaginal mesh complications as a result of the company’s products. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal Boston Scientific litigation. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326)

A second bellwether trial is now underway in West Virginia, and involves four Plaintiffs who were allegedly injured by Boston Scientific’s Obtryx sling. (Tyree, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:12-8633)

Court records indicate that several Boston Scientific mesh trials have concluded in state courts. The most recent ended in September, when a jury in Texas ordered the company to pay $73 million in punitive and compensatory damages to a woman who was injured by Obtryx mesh. However, punitive damages were later reduced in the case to comply with Texas law, reducing the total judgment to $34 million. (Salazar v. Lopez, No. DC-1214349, District Court for Dallas County, 95th Judicial District of Texas (Dallas)).

According to court documents, more than 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in several litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. Mr. Grand is a also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for other federal proceedings, 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 plaintiff’s trial team for the state’s first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $11 million verdict for a woman who experienced vaginal mesh complications related to the Gynecare Prolift device. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

Women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications following surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to take legal action against the manufacturer of their device. To learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website or the firm's Facebook page: To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.

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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