30 Apr $119M Vaginal Mesh Injury Settlement May Settle 3,000 Cases against Boston Scientific
In the ongoing transvaginal mesh litigation, another massive settlement may be just around the corner, as Boston Scientific has recently agreed to pay $119 million to resolve about 3,000 vaginal mesh injury lawsuits. Although it’s unclear at this time how much this settlement would end up paying, on average, for an individual claim:
The payouts will likely vary according to the severity of the injuries sustained and whether women needed any revision surgeries to treat their transvaginal mesh injuries.
- Plaintiffs will have the right to reject the offer – and they should do so if it does not sufficiently compensate them for their mesh injuries, emotional suffering and other losses.
Commenting on this potential settlement, Kelly Leadem, a spokesperson for Boston Scientific explained via email, “If there are opportunities to settle cases at reasonable terms in the future, then we will consider settling… Otherwise, we will continue to contest these claims vigorously.”
We also want to point out here that:
- Boston Scientific reportedly has stockpiled about $1.1 billion to cover the litigation costs associated with its allegedly defective transvaginal mesh and bladder sling devices.
- Even if this settlement is ultimately approved and ends up resolving the 3,000 cases in question, Boston Scientific will still be facing about 22,000 other transvaginal mesh injury cases in federal court.
Settlement May Face Some Hurdles before Being Finalized
Although the announcement of a potential settlement agreement is promising news, it’s important to note that this settlement has some ways to go before it is finalized and, if this happens, payouts are made to plaintiffs.
In fact, potential challenges to this settlement offer ever coming to fruition include (but may not be limited to):
- A judge not approving the settlement
- The acceptance rate not being met (With settlements like these, defendants tend to include minimum acceptance rates that have to be met in order for the settlement to take effect. In other words, if enough plaintiffs do not agree to accept the offer, then the defendant can rescind or withdrawal it).
As more news about this possible settlement becomes available, we’ll report the latest updates to you here in our blog. In the meantime, share your thoughts about this with us on Facebook & Google+.
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