Law360 recently featured Shook, Hardy & Bacon's successful representation of Boston Scientific Corp. in "the first product liability lawsuit involving the company's pelvic mesh products to go to trial." Led by Partners Rob Adams and Jon Strongman, the Shook team obtained a defense verdict in Massachusetts state court following a three-week trial and one day of jury deliberation. The plaintiff claimed that the company did not warn her physicians and that its Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit was allegedly defectively designed prior to surgical implantation.
"The verdict could have a substantial impact on similar lawsuits consolidated in Middlesex County Superior Court," reports Law360. "More than 500 pelvic mesh cases relating to Boston Scientific’s products are pending before Justice Diane M. Kottmyer, according to court filings."
A recent Bloomberg article also noted that previous jury trials involving pelvic-mesh manufacturers have resulted in damages totaling more than $13 million for purported injuries. To read the July 29, 2014, Law360 article, please click here.