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Attorney Erin Copeland Helps Secure Verdict for Transvaginal Mesh Victims

24 Nov. 2014

Attorney Erin Copeland Helps Secure Verdict for Transvaginal Mesh Victims

Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is pleased to announce that Partner Erin Copeland recently helped secure a substantial verdict on behalf of victims who suffered damages following implantation of transvaginal mesh. The verdict, awarded by a Miami jury, concerned four women who were implanted with Boston Scientific Corporation's Pinnacle device for pelvic organ prolapse. Attorney Copeland, who manages the firm's transvaginal mesh litigation practice, was one of the lead lawyers in the case.

Thanks in part to Attorney Copeland's extensive experience representing victims harmed by dangerous products, each of the four victims will receive the compensation they deserve. The award will help compensate the women for their injuries and losses.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The substantial Florida verdict came one week prior to another federal trial verdict involving victims harmed by Boston Scientific's transvaginal mesh products. That case resulted in an significant verdict for four women injured by the company's Obtryx device, which is used to treat stress urinary incontinence.

According to legal experts, the two cases may foreshadow larger jury awards in future transvaginal lawsuits. Not only is this because it shows a willingness of juries to side with victims, but also because large verdicts put pressure on companies to increase settlement offers. As Attorney Copeland states in a recent article, these cases "absolutely send the message" to companies that settlements must be significant.

Our firm is proud of the results Partner Copeland has helped secure, and we know that her experience and tireless work ethic continue to be a driving force behind our firm's ability to continually obtain the results our clients need. You can find more information about transvaginal mesh litigation on our website or by contacting us for a free case evaluation.

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