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 …

J&J Drops Plaintiff Solicitation Discovery Bid In Mesh MDL

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Johnson & Johnson has withdrawn its discovery motion to pursue its allegations that the plaintiffs’ attorneys in transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation had engaged in illegal plaintiff solicitation and filed lawsuits without legitimate claims. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin on Feb. 11 granted J&J’s motion to withdraw its discovery motion related to its claims of plaintiff solicitation, though it did not …

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 …

Endo to Settle Legal Claims Concerning Vaginal Mesh Products

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Endo International PLC said it reached agreements to settle substantially all of the claims concerning vaginal mesh products sold by its American Medical Systems Holding Inc. unit. The drug and medical-device company said the agreements aren’t an admission of liability or fault. In April, Endo said it would pay about $830 million before taxes to settle a “substantial majority” of …

FDA Doesn’t Man Up: Fails to Recall Vagina Mesh

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected a request from advocacy group Public Citizen to order recalls of existing surgical mesh products and ban their future sale, according to a letter released Monday that said a recent proposal to more rigorously review the devices is sufficient for now. In its response to a 2011 petition from Public Citizen, the …