Bard Hit With $2M Verdict In Vaginal Mesh Bellwether

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal jury on Thursday found C.R. Bard Inc. liable for injuries a woman allegedly suffered from a defective vaginal mesh implant, returning a $2 million verdict in a bellwether trial of vast multidistrict litigation.

The jury held that Donna Cisson had proven her design defect and failure-to-warn claims related to Bard’s Avaulta Plus Posterior BioSynthetic Support System, which Cisson said eroded and caused her grave internal injuries after it was implanted to treat a pelvic organ prolapse. The jury awarded her $1.75 million...
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Case Title

In re: C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

2:10-md-02187

Court

West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Joseph R. Goodwin

Date Filed

October 12, 2010


Case Title

Cisson et al v. C.R. Bard, Inc.


Case Number

2:11-cv-00195

Court

West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Joseph R. Goodwin

Date Filed

March 28, 2011

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