Another Victory against Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a federal court’s landmark judgment against Boston Scientific for its unreasonably dangerous pelvic mesh kits. Marketed under the name Pinnacle, the product was implanted in four women who brought claims after suffering serious personal injuries after the transvaginal mesh was implanted. Jim M. Perdue, Jr. was lead counsel in the consolidated trial in Miami, Florida that resulted in a $27 million judgment against Boston Scientific. The company appealed the case to the Eleventh Circuit on multiple issues. What is the 11th circuit? The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has jurisdiction over federal cases originating in the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
The court of appeals found that Perdue and the trial team had brought more than enough evidence against Boston Scientific of the product’s defects and its causal relationship to the profound injuries suffered by the four women. Some evidence included the fact that Polypropylene degrades ‘when implanted in the female pelvis.’ Polypropylene is a type of plastic that the mesh was made of. Also, expert, Dr. Walmsley (qualified as an expert in the field of urology), testified that when treating pelvic organ prolapse with polypropylene mesh, there are “mesh-specific risks” of pelvic pain, erosion, painful activity, and permanent tissue damage, along with a significant risk of subsequent surgery as compared to other prolapse surgical repairs — approximately a “threefold” increase. In cases like these, evidence is really important and is not taken lightly.
Perdue & Kidd is proud of this victory on behalf of all women injured by the ugly legacy of transvaginal mesh manufactured by Boston Scientific, Ethicon, C.R. Bard, and AMS. The commitment to try these cases, win, and then win again on appeal is the essence of what our law firm is about.
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