Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay in Settlement Over Mesh

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Disclaimer: Results of this case are not necessarily indicative of future cases. A Delaware jury awarded a 51-year old bank teller $100 million over physical and emotional injuries she sustained from Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh inserts. The $100 million settlement, one of the largest jury verdicts of 2015, consists of $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive …

Back-to-Back Transvaginal Mesh Trial Losses Put Pressure on Boston Scientific

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Boston Scientific Corp’s back-to-back losses in the first two federal trials over its transvaginal mesh devices could drive up the cost of resolving thousands of similar lawsuits, according to legal experts. On November 20th, a jury in West Virginia awarded four women $18.5 million for injuries they said were caused by the Massachusetts-based company’s Obtryx device for stress urinary incontinence, …

Mesh Verdict for Florida Plaintiffs Could Force Boston Scientific into Global Settlement

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As our blog reported last week regarding Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh trial in Miami, Florida, the verdict is in and in favor of the plaintiffs. Boston Scientific must pay $26.7 million to a group of four women who blamed the company’s vaginal inserts for injuring them, a jury concluded in the first federal trial of claims over the devices. Jurors …

Mesh Litigation Update: Boston Scientific on Trial in Miami, Florida

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It will be up to the 9 person jury to decide, by the preponderance of the evidence, whether the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair mesh kit, made by Boston Scientific, was defectively designed and whether the company failed to warn doctors through the product directions for use. The women claim negligence, defective product, a failure to warn, a breach of express …

Boston Scientific Puts Aside Funds to Pay for Legal Expenses

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Facing ongoing lawsuits over mesh products used to treat urinary incontinence, its 2006 acquisition of Guidant Corp., and tax issues with the IRS, Boston Scientific has now set aside nearly $1 billion to pay legal expenses. The Marlborough-based medical device company increased its litigation reserves by $139 million over the course of the three months that ended in September to …

Boston Scientific Hit With Verdict In 1st Pelvic Mesh Loss

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A Texas state jury blasted Boston Scientific Corp. with a $73.4 million verdict on Monday, finding that the company’s Obtryx-brand transvaginal sling was defectively designed and caused severe injuries, marking the first time the company has not prevailed in litigation over its pelvic mesh products. A spokeswoman from the law firm Freese & Goss, which represented plaintiff Martha Salazar, confirmed …