A jury in Delaware has returned a verdict for $100 million against transvaginal mesh manufacturer, Boston Scientific Corporation. The verdict includes $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages. The jury specifically found that the devices were defectively designed and that company executives committed fraud by hiding the true risks of the device from doctors and their patients.
The 52 year old plaintiff had the mesh implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. She claimed the mesh inserts eroded after implantation causing scarring and multiple other injuries. She underwent two surgeries to remove the devices but she still has portions of the mesh inside her and remains in chronic pain.
This verdict is the largest against Boston Scientific and exceeds a $73 million Texas verdict last year. This is now the sixth verdict against Boston Scientific for its transvaginal mesh products.
If you or a loved one have suffered injury from a transvaginal mesh product, you can call Mike at 913-789-7477 for a free consultation.