Bard Hit With $35M Punitive Damages In NJ Mesh Case

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 4:17 PM EDT) -- C.R. Bard Inc. was slammed Friday with $35 million in punitive damages in a New Jersey state lawsuit alleging its pelvic mesh devices caused a woman debilitating pain, a day after jurors hit the company with a $33 million verdict in compensatory damages.

After more than three hours of deliberations, the jury found that the additional punitive damages were warranted because Bard acted maliciously or in wanton and willful disregard of the rights of plaintiff Mary McGinnis and her husband.

"This case has always been about the mesh victims that have always lived in my heart," McGinnis told reporters outside the...

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