Boston Scientific, the company behind such products as Pinnacle transvaginal mesh, must pay $26.7 million in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit in Miami. After a deliberation period lasting only a few hours, jurors decided that Boston Scientific was neglectful in developing the Pinnacle, and in educating healthcare providers and patients on health risks.
The Miami case involved four plaintiffs, whose lawsuits had been transferred to Florida from the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia. The four women each received implants of the Boston Scientific Pinnacle device to treat either pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
As a result of the Pinnacle implant, they suffered life-changing, debilitating health issues, among them bleeding and infection.
Carey Danis & Lowe represent women who have also suffered transvaginal mesh injuries. As a result, our defective medical device lawyers are intimately familiar with the pain and suffering caused by these products.
Safety Studies Never Conducted
According to an article published by Reuters, Boston Scientific did not complete safety studies on the Pinnacle, most likely in an effort to acquire market share, and beat out its competitors. It is possible that the company deemed safety studies irrelevant in light of the type of mesh used to make the Pinnacle.
During the Miami trial, it was revealed that Boston Scientific used mesh manufactured by another company that explicitly warned against using the mesh for medical purposes.
Still, the Boston Scientific legal team contended that the mesh used in the Pinnacle had been used by doctors for years, and was carefully manufactured by engineers. Nevertheless, the product’s manufacturer did not design the mesh to be used internally, so that should have been reason enough to look elsewhere for a medical grade material.
The Miami case being decided in favor of the plaintiffs is a clear indication that Boston Scientific acted thoughtlessly in manufacturing and distributing the Pinnacle. Carey Danis & Lowe is pleased that the plaintiffs got their day in court to share their story, and to hold accountable a company with negligent business practices.
Providing Legal Assistance to Transvaginal Mesh Users
Carey Danis & Lowe currently represents women across the U.S. who have been injured by transvaginal mesh, including the Boston Scientific Pinnacle. If you believe that your injuries and losses are related to your transvaginal mesh implant, we urge you to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility.
During a free, no-obligation case evaluation, our defective medical device lawyers will offer you our professional advice on how to move forward with your case.
Share your transvaginal mesh story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. You can reach our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.