Over $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages have been awarded by jurors in a Delaware court for pain, revision surgeries and complications in the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit trial verdict according to Reuters. The $100 million jury award is the sixth to date against Boston Scientific for its Pinnacle and Advantage Fit mesh products.
This latest trial alleging failure to warn of serious complications for mesh devices was filed on behalf of Deborah Barba in Delaware against the manufacturer, earlier court documents claimed Ms. Barba suffered a number of serious complications including:
- Pelvic and Abdominal Pain
- Urinary Dysfunction
- Urinary Infections
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Fecal & Urinary Incontinence
- Recurring Prolapse
According to the lawsuit documents, Ms. Carlson was forced to undergo a number of revision surgeries and charged the manufacturer failed to warn of the health risks of the mesh device, while the defendants argued the evidence was insufficient to link injuries sustained as directly caused by their mesh product.
“A number of women have been implanted with these products and may not have been adequately warned of the risk for failure, complications and other health problems.”Lawsuit Legal
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A recent Boston Scientific Q-10 report filed with the SEC revealed Boston Scientific faces as many as 26,000 liability lawsuits against their mesh products as of May 5, 2015 with up to 8 putative cases pending.
The trial, presided over by Judge Mary M. Johnson lasted 14 days, with Barba being represented by attorneys Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Fred Thompson, Jonathan Orent, Hayleigh T. Stewart Santra, Margaret Thompson and Breanne Cope of Motley Rice in Mount Pleasant and Philip T. Edwards of Murphy & Landon in Wilmington.
The plaintiff, Ms. Barba was implanted with her mesh device in 2009 to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which resulted in two followup surgeries and the above named complications, according to the lawsuit.