Boston Scientific is hit with a $26.7 million dollar compensatory damage verdict. The case involved 4 women who had the Pinnacle system used to treat prolapse.
As expected this is helpful to plaintiffs all over who may have claims against not only Boston Scientific but also other bladder sling manufacturers. What these verdicts (both positive and negative) do is create an idea on what companies and plaintiffs can expect when and if their cases go to trial. It helps establish what the risk is for both sides.
More cases will go to trial. In fact there is another in trial now in West Virginia.
Eventually most of these cases will likely settle. For what amount? We dont know yet, but each and every one of these trials does move everyone closer to that potential settlement.