“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to device manufactured by Boston Scientific Corp. and other companies.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 21, 2014
A jury in West Virginia hearing the second federal trial to involve transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. yesterday rendered a verdict in favor of four women who suffered complications from the company’s Obtryx bladder sling device. According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, the jury awarded the plaintiffs a total of $18.5 million, including $4 million in punitive damages, following six hours of deliberations. In doing so, the jury found that Boston Scientific failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the risks associated with the Obtryx implant. (Tyree v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 12-cv-8633)
This was the second loss in federal court for Boston Scientific. Just last week, a jury hearing a vaginal mesh lawsuit involving its Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida awarded more than $26 million to four women who were injured by that device. (Enhnayem, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:13-7965)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who allegedly suffered serious vaginal mesh complications due to device manufactured by Boston Scientific Corp. and other companies. We are extremely pleased that plaintiffs have prevailed in the first two federal bellwether trials involving Boston Scientific implants,” 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.
Vaginal Mesh Litigation
According to court documents, Boston Scientific is named a defendant in more than 14,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed in 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)
Court records indicate that Boston Scientific has also been named in thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in state courts around the country. In September, a jury in Texas ordered the company to pay $73 million in punitive and compensatory damages to another Obtryx mesh victim. 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 filings, more than 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in several litigations underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his work with the Boston Scientific proceeding, Mr. Grand is also an active member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in the remaining vaginal mesh litigations underway in West Virginia: In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2187; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; In re: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327; Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2387; In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2440; In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey Superior Court. In addition, he served as 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 received vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to compensation if they suffered mesh erosion, chronic pain, organ damage or any other complication allegedly caused by their implant. To learn more about filing a transvaginal 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.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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