We are starting to see reports that late on Monday a jury awarded $72 Million in damages in a Transvaginal Mesh Case. It seems that the bulk of the damages were punitive in nature. ($65 million)
There will be more details to come for sure. The case involves a lady who alleged nerve damage and had to undergo 4 additional surgeries to remove mesh.
Some more information on this case. This is the first case against Boston Scientific to be successful. Another case in Massachusetts recently resulted in a verdict for the defendant.
In this case it appears that Ms. Salazar was significantly injured by this bladder mesh. She has nerve damge and had to undergo 4 surgeries to attemtp to repair the damage she suffered internally.
The jury also determined that the company’s handling of the bladder slings was grossly negligent. This is what allowed them to award punitive damages.
Here is a NY Times Article for more information.