Four Florida women injured by Pinncale transvaginal mesh devices from Boston Scientific have been awarded a total of $26.7 million. The jury determined the devices were defectively designed and that Boston Scientific failed to warn the plaintiffs and their doctors of the risks.
After only ten days of trial, the jury awarded damages to plaintiffs on their claims of strict liability, negligent design and negligent failure to warn.
The jury award consisted of only compensatory damages (no punitive damages), finding the plaintiffs failed to show Boston Scientific was guilty of intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
The plaintiffs' alleged injuries included infection, scarring, nerve damage, and organ perforation.
The Pinnacle devices were prescribed to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.