Texas Jury Awards $73 Million in Obtryx Sling LawsuitSeptember 9, 2014 — Bloomberg reports that a jury in Texas has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $73 million to a woman who alleges that the company’s Obtryx vaginal mesh is defective and caused her severe injuries.

The plaintiff, Martha Salazar, was awarded about $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. It is the largest jury award in the ongoing vaginal mesh litigation, which now encompasses seven medical device manufacturers and over 60,000 lawsuits.

Salazar, 52, was implanted with the Obtryx sling in 2010 to treat stress urinary incontinence. She now suffers from constant pain, nerve damage, and is unable to sit normally or exercise as a result of her injuries.

This is the third lawsuit against Boston Scientific to go to trial. The device-maker won the first two trials and has vowed to appeal this loss. More than 23,000 lawsuits are still pending against the company. Most of the cases are centralized in federal court in West Virginia, where the first trial is set to begin in October.

According to Bloomberg, her attorneys presented evidence that Boston Scientific knew about the risks but failed to warn doctors. An August 2000 e-mail from Alex Robbins, a Boston Scientific executive, told salespeople not to disclose a company-funded study raising questions about the sling’s safety. The jury found that the mesh was defectively designed and Boston Scientific failed to adequately warn about its potential side effects.

Need a Texas Obtryx Sling Lawyer?

Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.

Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”

The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Obtryx sling lawyers for a free lawsuit review.