Missouri Lawyers Weekly Names Shook Victory for Boston Scientific a Top Defense Verdict of 2016

Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s trial victory for Boston Scientific in Sherrer v. Boston Scientific Corporation was named as a “2016 Top Defense Verdict” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Partners Rob Adams, Hildy Sastre and Mike Kleffner and associate Andrea Steele represented Boston Scientific in the nine-week jury trial beginning November 30, 2015.  

In October 2010, plaintiff Eve Sherrer had a Boston Scientific 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.

The team received a jury verdict in Sherrer v. Boston Scientific Corporation in the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri. It was the first trial of two pelvic mesh manufacturers at once; the plaintiff sought damages against Boston Scientific and C. R. Bard, Inc.

On January 27, the team was honored at the Missouri Lawyers Weekly luncheon at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri.