11th Circ. Upholds $27M Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Loss

By Dani Kass (October 19, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge was right to consolidate the cases of four women who say they were injured by Boston Scientific Corp.'s allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Thursday, upholding a jury's $27 million verdict.

A three-judge panel said that while each woman may have had different circumstances, their suits came down to the same legal questions: whether the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit was defective and whether the product had sufficient warnings.

The jury awarded a total of $27 million in November 2014, but denied the plaintiffs punitive damages. Plaintiff Mania Nunez received $6.53 million, Juana Betancourt and...

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