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 Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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