NOVEMBER 2015 – Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Prosima device is the center of a trial in progress currently in Dallas. The testimony stated that although medical professionals were aware that there are safer natural alternatives to the mesh product, doctors proceeded to permanently implant a temporary vaginal support device that may be defective. Ethicon’s victims

 

NOVEMBER 2015 – On October 16, 2015, in the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the federal jury ruled in favor of Boston Scientific Corp., in a case regarding the risks and dangers of transvaginal mesh (TVM). The Uphold TVM manufacturer was stated to have no liability for flaws in

 

NOVEMBER 2015 – Juries across the US have awarded numerous settlements to victims of defective transvaginal mesh (TVM) products this year alone. Thousands more women have filed claims, due to injuries and complications following TVM surgeries. Boston Scientific is one transvaginal mesh manufacturer who paid millions this year to victims. One jury took only

Another transvaginal mesh manufacturer has agreed to settle with injured plaintiffs. This time, the company is Covidien, which has agree to settle some of the 11,000 claims that are currently being made against them. Covidien has supplied C.R. Bard with mesh products, specifically Bard’s Avaulta pelvic mesh. In 2013, Bard was ordered to pay Donna

Judge Joseph Goodwin, the federal judge in charge of overseeing multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh and sling products, has moved to consolidate more than a dozen such lawsuits for jury trial this November. The decision came on June 12th, when he consolidated 26 transvaginal mesh lawsuits into a single trial which is set to begin

After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx sling to treat urinary incontinence. During trial, evidence was presented showing that the implantation resulted in serious damage to her nerves and caused permanent and persistent pelvic pain.  The lawsuit also accused the company of negligence in both product design and marketing. 

The jury found that Boston Scientific Corporation failed to properly and adequately warn doctors and patients about the health risks associated with the mesh implant.  As a result, the jury returned a verdict holding Boston Scientific liable for the injuries that Martha Salazar sustained. According to a court filing dated September 8, 2014, the jurors awarded Salazar approximately $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million punitive damages—for a total of $73 million in damages. 


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