Woman Awarded $100 Million by Jury In Mesh Lawsuit
Gilman Law LLP reports that a Delaware court jury has awarded a woman $100 million for her claims against Boston Scientific relating to the company’s transvaginal mesh inserts, a device that is the subject of more than 25,000 lawsuits against the company. The Delaware jury found that Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle and Advantage Fit inserts were negligently and defectively designed, that Boston Scientific had engaged in fraud, and that the company’s executives hid the defects from the plaintiff, who had alleged that the inserts eroded once they were implanted, causing great pain and scarring.
The jury awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages. The jury award is the largest thus far against Boston Scientific relating its vaginal-mesh inserts, and the first since the company agreed to pay $119 million to resolve approximately 3,000 lawsuits in the first wave of settlements of claims that the inserts caused damage to various women’s organs and resulted in painful sexual