Missouri Jury Hands Boston Scientific a Defense Verdict

In the first trial of two pelvic mesh manufacturers at once, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. received a jury verdict in favor of Boston Scientific on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

The nine-week-long jury trial, which began on Nov. 30 in the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, concluded with a verdict for Boston Scientific. In October 2010, plaintiff Eve Sherrer had a Boston Scientific Corp. Solyx SIS System mesh device implanted after pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. In January 2011, she had another surgery, removing the Boston Scientific device and implanting a Bard device in its place. The plaintiff had sought $28 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages.

Partners Rob Adams and Hildy Sastre led the defense for Boston Scientific.

A Law360 story on the verdict provides further detail.

The case name is Sherrer v. Boston Scientific Corporation et al.