Bard Wants Atty Fees For Dropped Mesh Bellwether

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- C.R. Bard Inc. demanded attorneys' fees on Friday from a woman who dropped her vaginal mesh lawsuit weeks before a scheduled trial in West Virginia, suggesting she only did so because one of her experts failed a medical board examination.

Plaintiffs Linda and Ronald Rizzo dismissed their suit against Bard without explanation on Sept. 20. The trial, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, was a bellwether in the multidistrict litigation brought by thousands of women claiming Bard's transvaginal surgical mesh implants caused them internal injuries...
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