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$5.7 million awarded to woman injured by transvaginal mesh

A California jury slapped Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon Inc. with a $5.7 million judgment after finding the company’s transvaginal mesh device caused a woman to suffer injuries that will leave her in chronic pain. Plaintiff Coleen Perry was awarded $700,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages after suing the companies and her doctor in California state court over injuries she alleged were caused by the companies’ TVT Abbrevo mesh. Transvaginal mesh, also known as vaginal mesh or a bladder sling, is used to support pelvic organs that have dropped causing discomfort, painful intercourse or incontinence – ... Read More

Jury awards $73 million to plaintiff in transvaginal mesh lawsuit

A woman injured by transvaginal mesh intended to treat urinary incontinence has received the largest jury award of any plaintiff to date in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Boston Scientific was ordered by a West Virginia jury to pay plaintiff Martha Salazar $73 million for injuries she received from the company’s bladder sling device. Salazar, 42, claims she was a healthy woman with a full-time job when she underwent surgery to repair a condition causing urinary incontinence. But she says the transvaginal mesh that was implanted in her – the Obtryx mesh – was defective, causing severe chronic pain. The $73 million ... Read More

Boston Scientific to pay $73.5 million in transvaginal mesh lawsuit

Boston Scientific was found negligent and ordered to pay $73.5 million in damages for injuries caused by its transvaginal mesh device. Plaintiff Martha Salazar alleged she suffered nerve damage, pain and infections after having the company’s Obtryx mesh implanted in January 2011. She claims the mesh was defectively designed. Transvaginal mesh, also known as a bladder sling, is used to treat common pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. It is inserted through the vagina to hold up organs that have dropped over time causing pain, discomfort and incontinence. Several medical device companies manufacture transvaginal mesh ... Read More