Bard Hit With $33M Pelvic Mesh Verdict In NJ

By Bill Wichert (April 12, 2018, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state jury on Thursday said C.R. Bard Inc. must pay $33 million in compensatory damages over claims the business knew its pelvic mesh products were unsafe and failed to warn doctors about potential risks related to devices that caused a woman debilitating pain.

On the first full day of deliberations in the nearly four-week trial, jurors handed down a verdict in favor of plaintiff Mary McGinnis and her husband, finding that her injuries were caused by the defective design of the company's Avaulta Solo Support System and Align Trans-Obturator Urethral Support System and the inadequate warnings for the...

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