DALLAS, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that they're expecting even more claims to be filed due to the $73 million award for the plaintiff in Boston Scientific's first loss in their transvaginal mesh lawsuit trial. The plaintiff was Martha Salazar, and the jurors in Texas state court in Dallas deemed Boston Scientific liable for Salazar's injuries from the company's Obtryx sling. The sling, the plaintiff said, left her in constant pain because of the defective design. According to court records, Salazar was awarded approximately $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. The transvaginal mesh and bladder sling litigation is one of the most major product liability litigations of all time, with over 50K claims active in the court system and potentially 100K total claims expected to be filed.
The loss was the first for the device maker's incontinence slings, according to Bloomberg News. Before that, Boston Scientific had won without any damages awarded to the plaintiffs in the first two cases that went to trial over the bladder or pelvic mesh sling. However, there are approximately 12,000 lawsuits that Boston Scientific still faces, in which women claim their vaginal mesh implants, including bladder slings, erode within the body, causing pain and complications. There is no surefire way to determine how the remaining mesh lawsuits will resolve, whether it be through settlements or more Bellwether trials. Despite this, Legal-Bay expects more cases to come into the system after the recent $73MM award.
Patty Kirby, COO and Head of Client Relations, commented on their belief in their predictions, "Anytime there is a large jury award, as in this case $73MM for one single plaintiff, many other people who are dealing with complications take notice and begin contacting lawyers on their own behalf. It is likely this award will be lowered on appeal, but the sheer size of it in the news outlets will bring even more attention to the TVM litigation, in what is already expected to be one of the largest product liability litigations in U.S. history."
Legal-Bay stands ready to assist women victims with various lawsuit funding services if they have a lawyer already, including obtaining up to a $30K cash advance today or assistance in finding a qualified transvaginal mesh law firm or mesh lawyer.
Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding. None of the programs should be considered to be a settlement loan, settlement loans, lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about Legal Bay's transvaginal mesh lawsuit cash advance programs visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/mesh-cases.php
Legal-Bay is advising women who have had transvaginal mesh or bladder sling issues and/or required a revision surgery to seek immediate legal counsel to determine if they may have a similar transvaginal mesh claim against Boston Scientific or any other mesh manufacturer. The time to take action is now. To obtain lawsuit funding you must have a lawyer retained. If you need assistance finding a nationally recognized transvaginal mesh law firm or mesh lawyer, feel free to contact Legal-Bay immediately as time to file a claim could be running out. Legal-Bay's representatives can put you in touch with a mesh attorney who will provide you with a free legal consultation and you will never pay a fee unless your case is successful. Contact Legal-Bay at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/contact-us.php
If you or a loved one is in need of lawsuit pre-settlement funding or settlement funding due to a transvaginal mesh complication and/or would like to speak with a transvaginal mesh lawyer or law firm, feel free to contact Legal-Bay on the company's 24-hour hotline at: 877.571.0405 where live free agents are available to assist you and answer any questions you may have. You may also fill out an online application to receive a free evaluation on your case at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com
Legal-Bay LLC is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice on a consumer's case, however, Legal-Bay works with lawyers involved in mass tort litigations who can provide a free legal consultation at the consumer's direction.