Mesh News Desk is looking for Court Watchers to continue to inform others about what is happening inside America's courtrooms as pelvic mesh litigation continues. A daily summary provided by you will go up on Mesh News Desk and be credited to you by name or if not, anonymously. Joleen Chambers just did an excellent job on the Salazar case and says,
"It was a privilege to see justice unfold. I could not be more proud of that Dallas jury. The issue was complex." ~ Joleen Chambers, FIDA founder, Failed Implant Device Alliance*
Chambers shares her observations about the Martha Salazar v Boston Scientific Obtryx Surgical Mesh Trial on her FIDA website here. The 10-day trial ended September 8 with the largest jury verdict every awarded to a mesh-injured woman $73.5 million. Chambers reports that $50 million in punitive damages will likely survive an appeal.
As anyone who sits in one of these trials will tell you - there is nothing quite like being in one of these courtrooms to observe how litigation is conducted by both parties!
*Thank you Joleen Chambers for being there!
For those of you who have an interest the Figueroa Documents filed in the case can be obtained through the Dallas Court 95th District in Texas here. The case number is DC-13-03145. Originally filed against the doctor, you will want to start with the Amended Complaint that also names the manufacturer. Please be mindful if you share information or even report on the Figueroa case that not all women want their pelvic history made public.
The same team that conducted the Salazar case will represent Mrs. Figueroa.
Figueroa in Dallas October 6, Civil District Case Information. The case number is DC-13-03145
Figueroa v. Boston Scientific, Request for Expedited Hearing , September 10, 2014, this shows you the participants in this trial
Meanwhile your editor is seeking support for expenses that will allow me to travel to Miami, November 3, to report on the four upcoming Boston Scientific cases before Judge Joseph Goodwin. The multidistrict litigation will be moving south for this trial as Judge Goodwin sits in another judge's court for the proceedings. As of today there are 14,074 defective product cases pending against Boston Scientific in federal court!
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