Pelvic Mesh Trials: Wins and Losses

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two Philadelphia juries have found in favor of women injured by pelvic mesh products and awarded in excess of $10 million in each case.  On February 10, 2016 Sharon Carlino was awarded $13.5 million for injuries she sustained including constant pain and discomfort and the inability to have sex. In December 2015 Patricia Hammons was awarded $12.5 million including $7 million in punitive damages. Ms. Hammons suffered extreme pain and underwent several revision surgeries due to the failure of the product.   Both the Carlino and Hammons cases were against Johnson & Johnson. 

 A Missouri state jury on February 2, 2016 found Boston Scientific and C.R. Bard not liable for injuries alleged to have been caused by the companies' pelvic mesh implants.  The claim was brought by Eve Sherrer who suffered pain, difficulty walking and a “nonfunctional vagina” as a result of her implant surgery.  In that case the jury found that the products were not unreasonably dangerous and found in favor of the defendants.  

 Showard Law Firm has been representing women injured by mesh products since 2011 and has recovered millions for Southern Arizona women.  If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a vaginal or pelvic mesh product contact us today for a free consultation. 

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Womens Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorne...


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