DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that according to a Bloomberg News report, Boston Scientific has lost their first transvaginal mesh lawsuit trial. According to jurors in Texas state court in Dallas, Boston Scientific has been deemed liable for Martha Salazar's injuries from the company's Obtryx sling which the plaintiff said left her in constant pain because it was defectively designed. Due to this, Boston Scientific has been ordered to pay $73 million to the plaintiff, Martha Salazar. According to court records, the jurors awarded Salazar approximately $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.
According to Bloomberg News, it was the first award against the device maker's incontinence slings. In the first two cases that reached trial over the bladder or pelvic mesh sling, Boston Scientific had won without any damages awarded to the plaintiffs. Boston Scientific still faces approximately 12,000 lawsuits in which women claim their vaginal mesh implants, including the slings, erode within the body. It is uncertain how the rest of the mesh lawsuits with Boston Scientific will resolve, either through settlement or more Bellwether trials to determine the public sentiment on the value of the cases. However, Legal-Bay is predicting at least 1 or 2 more major transvaginal mesh settlements will occur prior to the end of 2014.
Patty Kirby, COO and Head of Client Relations, commented on the recent trial, "We are pleased that the jury in the case of Martha Salazar has found in favor of the plaintiff's case and for a staggering figure. It shows that Boston Scientific products have now produced similar jury awards as C.R. Bard and Ethicon. It is our belief that more major mesh settlements will occur before the end of 2014, joining AMS as the only company that has announced a global settlement."
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Legal-Bay is also urging women who have had transvaginal mesh or bladder sling issues and require a revision surgery to seek immediate legal counsel to ascertain if they may have a similar transvaginal mesh claim against Boston Scientific or any other mesh manufacturer. 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 a 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
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