Bellwether Bard Case Ends In Mistrial For Improper Testimony

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation against C.R. Bard Inc. over injuries allegedly caused by the company's vaginal mesh products ended in a mistrial Wednesday in West Virginia federal court, after a witness entered improper testimony regarding the removal of the products from the U.S. market.

During Wednesday's hearing, the plaintiffs' expert witness, gynecologist Lennox Hoyte, stated that many of the mesh products at issue were no longer being sold in the U.S. This was likely in reference to the decision by some sellers to pull...
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