Boston Scientific hit with two verdicts recently relating to their bladder slings. The first was recently in Miami. That trial involved 4 women who sued because of pain and damage they developed from using these slings. That resulted in a $26 million dollar verdict.
The second came from a West Virginia trial court this last week and it resulted in an $18 million verdict for several women.
One of the more significant things that comes out of this is the fact that the compensatory damages, those that relate to the actual harm that people have suffered, were significant numbers. This is significant because they jury awards were not mostly made up of punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed for punishing the defendant to deter bad activity.
When the damages are mostly compensatory then they are harder to overturn on appeal.
If you have a potential claim, then contact us on this page or at bladder mesh lawsuits.
For more information on the recent verdict. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-wp-blm-news-bc-bsx20-20141120-story.html