A Delaware jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman injured by transvaginal mesh, Reuters reported yesterday. The woman was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages due to multiple surgeries and ongoing pain after she had the mesh implanted to help treat her pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
The jury took only 7 hours to decide that the mesh manufacturer, Boston Scientific, had failed to warn doctors and patients about potential risks of the device.
According to the Reuters news report:
The verdict is the sixth so far against the company by women who say that the devices are poorly designed and use subpar materials, resulting in painful physical injuries such as bleeding, infection and pain during sex. Boston Scientific has denied that the products are defective or that it failed to warn about potential complications.
Last year, Boston Scientific won the first two trials against it, before losing three in a row, including a $73.4 million verdict for a woman in Texas, which was later reduced to $34 million, and back-to-back trials involving groups of four women in West Virginia and Florida.
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If you or a loved one has experienced medical problems due to transvaginal or pelvic mesh, we urge you to learn your legal rights now. HensonFuerst Attorneys represents women from across the state who have had substantial complications from these mesh products. Call us at 800-4-LAWMED.