A jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay a record $100 million to a Delaware woman who was left permanently injured after being implanted with a transvaginal mesh sling.
What’s the Problem?
May 29, 2015 – Newark resident Deborah Barba was awarded $25 million in compensatory and $75 million in punitive damages yesterday following a 2-week trial in Superior Court in Wilmington, Delaware. The verdict is the largest ever against Boston Scientific over its transvaginal mesh products, surpassing a $73 million award last September for a Texas woman.
Barba was implanted with a mesh sling in May 2009, and has since suffered persistent and painful complications including urinary tract infections and pain during sex (dyspareunia), according to the lawsuit.
“While difficult to share, I hope my case demonstrates to all mesh manufacturers the dangers of their products and the justice they owe victims,” Barba said. The jury ruled that Boston Scientific failed to warn doctors and patients about the health risks associated with their transvaginal mesh products.
To date, about 70,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Additional lawsuits are pending in other states. Boston Scientific announced in April that it would settle approximately 3,000 of the complaints for $119 million.
Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesh complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of a mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a mesh suit and our lawyers can help.