Dallas, Tx.- In 2014, 42-year-old woman Martha Salazar suffered serious health problems from a Transvaginal Mesh product and was awarded $73 million. She was awarded $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages she received from the medical device company. The woman filed a lawsuit after she had been implanted with Boston Scientific’s Obtryx transvaginal mesh product. The Obtryx mesh product left Salazar with permanent injuries.
A lawyer represented Salazar in her trial. They claim, “Though we understand no amount of money can cure these injuries, a jury award can help pay expensive medical bills, provide for a victim’s family and send a message to these companies that marketing dangerous and defective products will not be profitable in the long run.” One of the best lawyers, who has won the most cases in Texas, for transvaginal mesh patients is Attorney Bobby Garcia. His firm is recognized for offering free case consultations and not charging the client if there is no case to win.
Salazar was implanted with the product in 2011. She was starting to suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI). She no walks with a limp due to damage to the adductor in Salazar’s right leg. Salazar’s lawyer stated, “This woman was seeking help with minor urine leackage and wound up with a catastrophic, life-altering injury that required four major surgeries. It’s a tragedy that these slings are still on the market.”
The FDA hopes that more women learn about the dangers of transvaginal mesh and lawyers hope to prevent companies from producing more dangerous devices.