Trials against vaginal mesh device manufacturer, Boston Scientific Corp. (“Boston Scientific”), continue in West Virginia. Only one week after a jury in Miami’s federal court ordered Boston Scientific to pay $26.7 million to 4 plaintiffs, the company has now been ordered to pay another $18.5 million to an additional 4 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs in the recent West Virginia federal trial claimed injuries, including nerve damage, pain during sex and infection, as a result of the company’s Obtryx device. The jury not only awarded each of the plaintiffs several million dollars in compensatory damages, but also awarded each woman an additional one million dollars in punitive damages, finding the company acted with “gross negligence” in failing to adequately warn consumers and doctors about the risks involved with the device.
If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a vaginal mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against a manufacturer.