Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits against Boston Scientific and other companies in courts around the country.
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 30, 2015
Boston Scientific Corp. has been ordered to pay $100 million in punitive and compensatory damages to a transvaginal mesh lawsuit (http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/) plaintiff who suffered serious complications following implantation of the company’s Pinnacle and Advantage Fit devices. According to a verdict rendered on May 28th in Delaware Superior Court, the plaintiff was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages after the jury found that the implants were defectively designed, and that Boston Scientific concealed their flaws. The jury also assessed Boston Scientific $75 million in punitive damages after determining that the company had engaged in fraud by failing to warn doctors about the devices’ faulty design. (Case No. CA 11C-08-050-MMJ)
“Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits against Boston Scientific and other companies in courts around the country. We are extremely pleased with this verdict, as the findings in this case and other trials could provide insight into how juries might rule in similar claims,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal consultations to alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications.
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
Court documents indicate that the Delaware verdict is the largest so far involving Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh products. Two federal bellwether trials that were convened last year concluded with favorable decisions for plaintiffs. On November 20, 2014, a jury hearing arguments in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, awarded a total of $18.5 million, including $4 million in punitive damages, to four women who were injured by the Obtryx implant. (Case No. No. 12-cv-8633) A week earlier, a jury empaneled in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, to hear a case involving Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit awarded more than $26 million to four women who were injured by that device. (Case No. 2:13-7965)
Last September, a jury in Texas’s Dallas District Court ordered the company to pay $73 million in punitive and compensatory damages to another Obtryx mesh victim. However, court records show that punitive damages were later reduced in the case to comply with Texas law, reducing the total judgment to $34 million. (Case No. DC-1214349)
According to court documents, Boston Scientific has prevailed in two vaginal mesh trials, both of which where heard last summer in Massachusetts’s Middlesex Superior Court. (Case Nos. No. 12-0909 and MICV2012-02912)
“It’s striking that three of the four juries which returned favorable rulings for plaintiffs chose to asses significant punitive damages. Such damages are only awarded when a jury determines that a defendant engaged in willful misconduct,” says Sandy A. Liebhard.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently representing vaginal mesh lawsuit plaintiffs in a number of multidistrict litigations now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. Court documents indicate that more than 75,000 cases are pending in these proceedings, including: In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2325; In Re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2326; In Re: 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: Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2327; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2511.
In addition, the Firm is pursuing numerous claims against C.R. Bard and Ethicon in two multicounty litigations currently underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court. (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 implants may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Find out more about transvaginal mesh complications by visiting 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
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 National Law Journal has recognized Bernstein Liebhard for twelve consecutive years as one of the top plaintiffs' firms in the country. 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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Sandy A. Liebhard, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP