A Shook, Hardy & Bacon team led by Partners Eric Anielak and Matthew Keenan has obtained a defense verdict for Boston Scientific Corp. in the second bellwether trial involving pelvic mesh devices. According to Law360, a Massachusetts jury "cleared the company of all liability involving the Obtryx-brand sling following two days of deliberations and a two-week trial." Finding that the device was not defectively designed and that the company provided adequate warnings, this latest verdict is Shook's second favorable result for Boston Scientific in recent weeks.
"This second win in a row for Boston Scientific could signal a change in the trend to date of verdicts favoring plaintiffs in pelvic mesh litigation in state courts," notes Law360. "Juries have returned verdicts for plaintiffs at pelvic mesh trials in California, New Jersey and Texas state courts, though none of those cases involved Boston Scientific’s products."
To read the August 29, 2014, Law360 article, please click here.